Wednesday, August 7, 2013

GLITTER Red Solo Cup! (Washable!)

You will need:
A reusable red solo cup
Mod Podge
Spray hi-gloss lacquer
I have a confession: I deal with the continuous urge to glitter absolutely everything that I own. I'm not sure if this is a blessing, or a curse. So of course, when I spotted this re-useable red solo cup at BevMo:

My inner glitter monster forced me to purchase it; because, what could be better than drinking out of a glittered red solo cup at a party instead of a lame regular one?
So I took the cup home, and protected the rim with blue painters tape in order to keep the white rim like a normal red cup has, then put down a layer of ModPodge and coated it in a thick glitter:

But of course, we all know that anything that is glittered will proceed to get glitter ALL OVER YOU when you touch it, so I sealed the entire outside of the cup with a layer of hi-gloss lacquer, which also makes the cup WATERPROOF to wash by hand!:
 Available at Lowes (here), and probably all other similar stores.
Please note that you should NOT drink out of the cup after using this lacquer! I thought about maybe only putting the glitter partially up the cup until the ridges, that way the lacquer wouldn't be along the rim, and I could drink out of it... But it looked weird, so I glittered the rest of the cup. Although I won't get my dream of drinking out of my glitter cup at parties, I still use it as the water cup during beer pong and it works great!

Ta da!
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  1. Thank you so much for making and posting this! Such an awesome and easy craft and a perfect way to commemorate my 21st birthday :)

  2. Do you think Rustoleum NeverWet spray could work instead of the lacquer?

    1. Unfortunately I have no idea what Rustoleum NeverWet spray is, so I can't say... But let us know if it works!

  3. Jamie, you can use a straw! Never give up hope for all things glitter! There is always a way

  4. Did you wait for the mod podge and glitter to dry before spraying with the lacquer? And then did you take the painters tape off before the lacquer was dry or after?


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