Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

spin it™ pencil tumbler

Create this personalized Pencil Tumbler at home with the easy-to-use Spin It™ motorized rotary drying tool. It has an adjustable grip that fits most tumbler diameters and the rotating arm gives you evenly dried coats on your customized projects. This is the perfect back to school, or just because, gift for the teacher in your life!
Step 1

First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 2

Now, click on the ‘Text’ icon in the left side of your screen, type the name (or word) you want to use; then choose your font. Size to fit vertically onto your tumbler.

Step 3

Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner and then click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen.

Step 4

Place your vinyl, grid-side down, onto your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut® machine. Select ‘Vinyl’ as your material and follow the prompts to cut out the zigzag strip and rectangle strip, as well as the name. Once the machine has finished cutting, gently peel the vinyl away from your mat.

Step 5

Use scissors to cut away the vinyl around the cuts. Cut them apart so you have three individual pieces: the name, long rectangle strip and a zigzag strip.

Step 6

Next, use your weeder tool to peel away the remaining negative space surrounding the templates and name. Also, any negative space that is within your word. When you’re done, only the vinyl templates and name should be left on the backer paper. Set the vinyl name aside.

Step 7

Remove the lid of your tumbler and place it beside your tumbler. Turn your tumbler upside-down. Place an open Sharpie® marker onto the lid so the tip is touching your tumbler. Turn your tumbler so the marker draws an even line around your tumbler. Turn your tumbler back around so the top opening facing up.

Step 8

Gently peel the zigzag vinyl strip from its backer paper and wrap it around your tumbler. Align the top, straight edge of the zigzag vinyl with the marking made in Step 8. The zigzags should be pointing down when your tumbler set back on your working surface. Burnish the edges of the vinyl very well so it has a firm bond with the tumbler.

Step 9

Wrap the long rectangle strip around the bottom of your tumbler. Align the bottom edge of the strip with the top of the line already around the bottom of the tumbler. Burnish the edges of the vinyl very well so it has a firm bond with the tumbler.

Step 10

Paint the exposed center portion of your tumbler with yellow paint. Use a pouncing motion with a foam brush (included in the prep kit). Let dry and repeat for a thicker second coat. Sprinkle a generous amount of holographic yellow chunky glitter over the wet paint. Let dry and then shake off excess glitter.

Step 11

Repeat Step 10 with Pink Bliss paint around the bottom section and sprinkle with light pink extra fine glitter. Let dry and shake off excess glitter.

TIP: Be sure to paint and glitter underneath your tumbler as well.

Step 12

Repeat Step 10 with black paint around the top section and sprinkle with holographic black chunky glitter. Let dry and shake off excess glitter.

Step 13

Carefully peel away the zigzag and long rectangle vinyl strips.

Step 14
In the exposed sections, repeat Step 10:
  • In the zigzag section with Radiant Gold paint and sprinkle with Gold chunky glitter. Let dry and shake off excess glitter.
  • In the straight section near the bottom with Bright Silver paint and sprinkle with holographic Silver extra fine glitter. Let dry and shake off excess glitter.
Step 15

Seal the glitter with Mod Podge® spray. Let dry and spray a second, generous coat. Let dry.

Step 16

Cut a piece of transfer tape that’s just a bit larger than the vinyl name. Peel away the tape’s backer paper and place the tape, sticky-side down, over the vinyl. Burnish the vinyl so that it’s completely stuck to the tape.

Step 17

Gently peel the white backer paper from the cut-out name, which now should be stuck to the transfer tape.

Step 18

Hold the transfer tape with the design over your tumbler to determine where you’d like it placed, make sure it's exactly how you want it; then press it onto the surface. Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it’s completely stuck to the surface and gently peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl transferred to your tumbler.

Step 19

Put on a pair of the gloves included in the prep kit and mix epoxy as noted in the directions. Mix only what is needed for one layer at a time.

TIP: For one layer, use the measuring cups included in the prep kit and measure part A to the first line. Pour it into a clear cup and then repeat for part B. Stir for two full minutes. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the cup when stirring.

Step 20

Place your tumbler onto the Spin It™ tool. Adjust the grip as needed for a snug fit.

Step 21

Turn on the tool to a slow speed and pour a little of your epoxy mixture onto your tumbler. Spread it evenly. Repeat until the entire tumbler is covered. Turn the speed up a little and run your gloves fingers over the cup in long even strokes to continue to spread the epoxy evenly.

Step 22

Allow your tumbler to spin on the Spin It™ tool for four hours.

Step 23

Mix another batch of epoxy (as in Step 19) and then repeat Steps 21-22 for a second layer.

TIP: When using a chunky glitter, a third layer is recommended.

Step 24
All to cure completely for 24 hours.

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