Looking for another surface to cover with glitter and clear epoxy? What better way than to glitter and resin a stainless steel tumbler. You’ll love having a beverage holder that’s sparkly while you’re sweaty. Plus, you can personalize these to gift for birthdays, holidays and any day of the week that ends in Y.
Resin supplies needed for the glitter part:
Step 1: Wash the bottle
Wash your bottle surface with soap and water to ensure it’s grease-free. You must have a clean surface for the glue.
Apply painter’s tape to both ends of the tumbler. Let the grooves on the tumbler serve as your guide.
Add tape anywhere you don’t want resin and glitter on your tumbler.
Step 3: Coat with glue
Use a foam brush to apply glue to a section of the bottle.
Step 4: Add glitter
Sprinkle glitter on the glued area. Repeat the areas until your entire tumbler is covered. Allow drying for several hours.
💡 Pro tip: Having a plate underneath will catch the glitter and allow you to pour it back into the container to reuse.
After adding the first glitter layer, check for spots that weren’t completely covered. Add more glue and glitter as necessary.
Allow drying overnight.
Step 5: Add epoxy
Mix 1 ounce total of food safe resin. You want to use food-contact safe resin in case someone needs to lick the sides of the bottle to clean up a spill.
Use a new foam brush to apply the mixed resin to the glitter surface of your tumbler.
💡 Pro tip: When you’re done, throw the brush away. You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to clean it.
Rotate the tumblers every five minutes for the next hour. The horizontal one rotated a quarter to a third of a turn each time. The vertical tumbler rotated 180 degrees.
Doing it this way means you’re babysitting your resin for the next couple of hours. If you want to resin stainless steel tumblers regularly, you’ll want to invest in a tumbler spinner.
Step 6: Remove tape
After the resin cures for two hours, remove the tape. Don’t wait until the resin completely cures for two reasons:
*If you let the resin completely cure, the tape edge will be resined to the bottle. You won’t be able to get it off.
*If resin seeps underneath the tape, you’ll be able to wipe it off with some acetone while the resin is sticky.
Let the bottles finish curing overnight.
Ta-da! You just learned how to glitter and resin a stainless steel tumbler.
This tumbler will be perfect for a refreshing beverage when you need it.
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