Hi all! If you are new to the cuptisserie world – welcome! It is a fun and GLITTERY place!
I asked a bunch of tumbler crafting experts for the accessories they use to run their businesses, and used their answers to compile a list of the best recommendations.
What follows are the BEST accessories that should be used by any serious tumbler mompreneur or hobbyist. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
*this pink glitter tumbler was created by Sam Burkett at SMB Creations! (used with her permission). I LOVE her designs so much!!
Top 10 Cuptisserie Accessories
Here are the top 10 items you need to get started decorating personalized tumblers!
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Yes – I’m absolutely biased on this recommendation – I’ve poured my heart into this product and it’s the best turner on the market!
There are many brands of epoxy but this is a great one to start off with.
Each time you cover your cup with a layer of epoxy – you will need to measure out equal parts of part A & B Alumilite – each layer takes about 6 hours to dry…you will need clean cups each layer so it’s good to stock up! The craft sticks need to be clean as well – these ones work great!
4. Plastic cups
You need a larger cup to add part A and B Alumilite before stirring, otherwise the epoxy will drip over the sides. This allows for clean mixing and enables you to use the stir stick slowly without overflowing to eliminate bubbles.
Along with this you will need a brush to apply.
You may also need some foam brushes.
This works under your turner to collect glitter. (You can add a piece of computer paper to also catch the glitter/epoxy).
Now comes the fun part – you can select all sorts of glitter to decorate your cup. There are Amazon brands like Martha Stewart or you can go with a fancier brand like The Glitter Guy. The Glitter Guy has a huge presence on Facebook and has been a super helpful resource for cup makers!
9. Tumbler with a lid
Note: you can also stock up on these at your local Walmart
Reusable colorful straws are also fun to add to add some extra charm!
However, many people these days are going for stainless steel straws to help the environment (thanks Andrea for the tip!):
10. Mica Powders & Alcohol inks
As you get more detailed with these tumblers you may want to decorate with Mica Powders
Alcohol inks are another fun way to add color!
*BONUS* Vinyl accessories
When you are making personalized decals for your cups – you’ll need some vinyl…
651 is great!
also glitter vinyl
and transfer paper to transfer the cut designs to the cup…
which of course you cut out with your Cricut!
Just Getting Started?
Who is heartcraft girl?
Want to know more about me – the heartcraft girl? Here ya go:
- I’m a mom of 3 boys and former first grade teacher, living in Seattle
- I sell Cuptisserie Cup Turners on Amazon (as well as a few other things)!
- I am active on many of the popular crafting FB groups
- I give FREE training for crafting mompreneurs
Soooo much fun!! I can’t wait to see all your fabulous creations on my facebook page!