Yes this post gets an exclamation point because this was so incredibly easy and turned out so amazing! My best friend got me the original Starbucks cold cup as a belated Christmas present. It’s originally only $10 but she works at Starbucks so she actually got this for free as they were shuffling merchandise. I loved it! But found it kind of plain as I usually go for more interesting to-go coffee mugs. The original idea is that you can take the outer layer of the insulating cup off and draw your regular drink order on the inside so you can just hand it to the barista and they’ll make it. Even though I’m a barista myself we all have our own symbols we write on drinks and would HATE to hand them a cup presumptuously and have it be wrong. I also order different drinks a lot, I don’t really have a usual.
I do however love this cup because you can detach the layers and wash it in the dish washer, which means I will use it quite often. Hence the idea of glittering came into place. I’ve had a container of glitter around since my high school ASB days, there aren’t as many opportunities to use glitter in college (unless you’re in a sorority or college ASB or such, but I’m not), and I also have spray glossy finish that I used for my painting and my black swan crown. Perfect!
I’m actually going to try and do a tutorial for this one as there are only a few steps. The key in this process is you want to fully anchor a thin layer of glitter to the outside shell of your mug, keeping it completely isolated from the drink container and the outside world.
Remove inside layer. We don’t need it at all in this process until the very end.
Spray a section of the inside of the outer layer with the spray gloss.
Add a medium amount of loose glitter.
Find some sort of lid (I used black cardstock) and shake the cup so you get a thick layer of glitter where you just sprayed. Dump excess glitter out into whatever you’re collecting glitter in (I was using a larger piece of black cardstock).
VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST DO STEPS 2-4 VERY FAST,
or the spray gloss will dry leaving a slightly opaque layer. This happened to me around the front of the cup the first time I tried the process, but I got better as I went along.
Repeat steps 2-4 until you are happy with the coating of glitter in your cup.
While everything is still solidifying put the inside layer back in to made sure it still fits, the insulating space is less that you would imagine. If it doesn’t fit gently rub some glitter off until it does. If you get glitter on the inside layer it’s not a big deal, you will only be removing it to wash it.
Spray an even layer of the spray gloss over all of your glitter. This will seal in the glitter and make it a solid layer so that none will fall off later. Make sure to get none on the outside, you don’t have to do this step all at once. I recommend splitting it up into at least three sections.
Let it dry, put it together, and you are done! Some residual glitter might fall out but that should only happen when you’re separating it to wash. There will never be any glitter in your drink or anywhere else (we all know how glitter is). If anybody tries to do this or something similar please let me know! Enjoy!