+ step one: Gather your materials. For this project, you’ll need a mug or tumbler that has a removable outer plastic shell. Starbucks sells these, but I’m sure Target and similar stores do as well! Here’s a mug option and tumbler option, both on Amazon! I also used a spray adhesive so I didn’t get visible layers of glue in my mug, but I imagine you could make a white glue work as well. And of course, you’ll need glitter. I have work gloves pictured here because I used the spray adhesive- safety first!
+ step two: Remove the plastic outer shell from the mug. Still pretty easy, right?
+ step three: Spray the inside of the plastic shell with spray adhesive. Alternatively, you could use a paintbrush to spread around some white glue. If you’re doing it that way, make sure your layer is thin so you don’t have visible glue when it dries.
+ step four: This adhesive dries REALLY fast. It will start to get tacky almost instantly, so you just need to dump in the glitter and start getting a full coverage around your plastic shell. I found that the “dump and roll/twist” technique worked best ;) I let that layer sit for a couple minutes to dry, and then I sprayed the cup again and dumped in another thin layer of glitter. This was mostly to “lock in” the first layer of glitter.
+ step five: Admire the prettiest mess you will ever make. Seriously, is that not a pretty looking paintbrush?
+ step six: Let dry. I let my mug sit overnight so I knew the glue would be as dry as it was going to get and then the next morning I gave it a good few bangs into the garbage can to remove any loosened, excess glitter.
Onto the last page for the final product and a couple sidenotes!