Hello, hello crafty friends! It’s Shalon here with Summer Tumbler Vinyl Decal for you! I don’t know about you, but I feel in summer I am always sipping on something! More often than not it’s water (a girl has GOT to stay hydrated!) but I have been known to enjoy an adult libation or two!
Either way, I like to be able to walk around with my beverages, and therefore a tumbler is a must! I enjoy the look and feel of a skinny tumbler, and you KNOW I have to customize it! These Maars brand tumblers are double-walled and are great for vinyl. When I saw the Drink in My Hand Toes in the Sand SVG File, I knew it would be ideal for my Summer Tumbler Vinyl Decal!
What You’ll Need:
Tumbler or other drinkware (I used these.)
Adhesive vinyl (I used StyleTech in Blue Opal.)
Weeding tools or craft knife
Heat gun or hair dryer (optional)
First, I measured my tumbler. It is just over 7 inches tall so I knew I wanted my design to be less than 4.5 inches – 5 inches high max. The total circumference of my tumbler is about 8.75 inches with the front facing being about 4 inches. So I wanted my design to be slightly smaller. Clicking the lock in Silhouette Studio to maintain the aspect ratio I resized the height to be 4.75 inches tall which made my width about 3.6 inches.
Then, I ungrouped everything. The blue writing looked like it would be a little thin to withstand constant washes so I offset them another 0.010in to provide just a little thickness and therefore a little more adhesive.
After that, I regrouped everything and decided it would look awesome using holographic vinyl, sent it to cut, and weeded.
I placed the transfer tape on my weeded decal and burnished it well. Make sure your design completely transfers onto the tape first to make sure you are able to place it on your project more easily.
To prepare my tumbler for vinyl, I cleaned the surface with alcohol and then placed it in the middle of an open book! This is my little trick I use to apply vinyl on curved objects! It does a great job holding the object steady during application!
When centering the decal, I like to fold it in half backward, so that the sticky part is out and I can stick it down from the center.
After that, I slowly burnish with my finger from the center outwards until the entire decal is placed. Once everything is down, I go over it with my scraper applying pressure. Finally, I go over the decal with my heat gun (or a hair dryer would work too) keeping it moving the entire time to gently warm the adhesive to help it stick.
That’s it! Now you have a great summer tumbler to go with your drink of choice!
Cheers and Happy Crafting!
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