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Adding Vinyl to Glassware + Free Cut File

Adding a little vinyl to glassware is so easy, and makes a perfect accessory to your outdoor summer fun! I am excited to share this project using StyleTech Craft Temp Change vinyl with you today!

I am a member of the StyleTech Craft Design Team. I was provided product from StyleTech Craft for this post. This post may contain affiliate links.  See my full disclosure and privacy policy HERE. All opinions are my own.

A few months ago, I got my hands on some of the Pink to Purple Temperature Change Craft Vinyl from StyleTech Craft.  This vinyl is SO cool {no pun intended}, and I quickly whipped up some Valentine’s Day tumblers for the little girls in our family.  Watching the pink go purple and vice versa is so fun!  But….moms need a fun, color change cup, too!  Using some of the Temp Change Blue, Pink, and Purple craft vinyl, I created this super cute and “magical” cup decal! I whip up some of my favorite fruity tea nearly every day in the summer, and drink it out of my Mason Jar.  I am excited to share this with you today!

Adding Vinyl to Glassware + Free Cut File

I am never without a cup close by.  Typically it’s ice water, sometimes a fun fruity drink…but always, always have some sort of drink with me.  It can’t be boring and plain!  And that is where my Silhouette Cameo and some fun craft vinyl comes into play! Side note….my friends at StyleTech Craft are the innovators of the color change vinyl!

While this is a good project for a beginner, more experienced creators can kick it up a little bit with a more complex design.  I downloaded this free Mickey Pineapple design from a Disney craft group I belong to, and added the Minnie bows from a file I already had saved in my library.  This is super simple by opening a second file from your library, following the Group/Ungroup method, and adding it to your file! 

Supplies for a mason jar Decal

Mickey Mouse Pineapple File {free cut file for personal use, not for commercial use.  Click on the link to download}

Silhouette Cameo or similar cutting machine

Cutting Mat

StyleTech Craft Temperature Change Craft Vinyl

Mason Jar {or similar cup.  Do NOT use a Yeti.  They are too insulated, and the vinyl doesn’t change color}

Transfer Tape

Weeding Tools 

How to Make a DIY mason jar Decal

  • First, open your cut file in your design software.  Size it appropriately to fit your cup. Mine is just over 6.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.  

  • Next, select the entire area and choose “UnGroup”.  This will allow you to cut the pieces of your design out of different colors.  Move the pieces you do NOT want to cut off into the gray area, to the side of your design screen.  Add your vinyl to the cutting mat, and load it into your machine.  I find with the color change vinyl, I need to send it through twice. Next, set your blade at 2 and then cut it twice. 
  • Then, after you have cut each area of your design, weed the excess vinyl so you are left with only your design. 

  • Apply transfer tape to the “crown” of your pineapple, and position it on  your cup.  Smooth it down really well, and then gently peel the transfer tape back, at an angle.  Repeat this with the body of your pineapple. 
  • Finally, if you chose to add bows, this is the time!  They are SO tiny, but that is the beauty of using a cutting machine.  It can cut even the most intricate of designs!  Add a piece of transfer tape to each bow, and start applying them.  
  • When you are done, simply fill your cup with ice and a cold drink, and watch the colors change!

Tips for Using Color Change Vinyl & applying decals to glassware

  • The Color Changing vinyl is exclusive to StyleTech Craft!  It is very durable as well, and weeds nicely.  My daughter uses her cup almost daily, and I wash it in warm soapy water by hand.  It still looks great! The colors change as follows:
  • Cold Blue (clear to blue)
    Cold Pink Purple (pink to purple)
    Cold Pink (clear to pink)
    Cold Purple (clear to purple)

  • To keep your design looking nice, wash it with warm water and soap by hand.  You definitely do not want to put it in the dishwasher!
  • Use a glass or hard plastic cup.  The YETI tumblers are too insulated, and the color won’t change.  Also, Starbucks Tumblers work!  It took a little longer, but it changed!
  • Use the least amount of transfer tape as possible. Cut your vinyl background close to the design.  And then trim your transfer tape accordingly.
  • Keep your design simple. The surface of the glassware isn’t a large surface, so the easier the better!

Now I have a little bit of Disney magic with me all summer long!

Carrie Hurst

Married to my high school sweetheart, we are raising two pirates and a princess. A lifelong Disney fan, lover of good food, and all things creative, I hope you will join me in sharing joy and making memories everyday.

 

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