Ombre Glittery Iced Tea Tumblers DIY

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What’s better than yummy iced tea in the summer?

When you have just brewed it in seconds in a pretty ombre glittery tumbler, of course!

#BrewOverIce Glitter Iced Tea Tumbler craft DIY

On a recent shopping trip to Walmart I grabbed a variety of Keurig Brew Over Ice K-Cups. I knew my tween would love the Half & Half (Lemonade and Iced Tea) flavor, but I couldn’t wait to try the Vitamin Burst flavors, like Strawberry Pomegranate or Acai Berry with vitamin C. Then I found these pretty plastic tumblers, as well, in another department of the store. These tumblers are great as is, but I knew I could take them up a notch and turn them into glittery one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

#BrewItUp with Keurig and glitter tumblers

Right now, at my local Walmart, there is a huge display of K-Cups in the center aisle to choose from.

Keurig Brews Over Ice Display at Walmart

My family is in love with our Keurig. Whether it is for a cup of morning coffee or an afternoon tea, this machine definitely gets a workout.

Brews over ice vitamin burst

Now, are you ready to see how easy it is to make your own fancy glittery tumblers?

Glitter Mod Podge Tumblers Craft idea

I made sure my plastic tumblers were clean and washed out.

Then the magic craft ingredient is Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge. Regular decoupage will not work, because it is water-based, but this one is specially formulated to resist water and make it dishwasher-safe.

Then for the ‘ombre’ effect, I picked three different glitters in varying shades for each cup depending on the color of the cups. I used Michaels Recollections glitter.

Besides plastic tumblers, the only other supply you will need is a sponge brush.


Here is how to make your own Ombre Glittery Iced Tea Tumblers:

I started by applying a thick coat of the Mod Podge on the bottom scallop design of my cup with a sponge brush.

Then, I started at the bottom of the cup and sprinkled on my darkest glitter color. I sprinkled the glitter going all the way around the cup and only going up about a third of the way up where my Mod Podge was applied.

I followed up with my second glitter color in the middle section of my Mod Podge area, and finished with the lightest color along the top section.

How to Make Ombre Glittery Iced Tea Tumblers

Glitter can get messy, so I tried to sprinkle it over a disposable plate, and after all my glitter was applied I lightly shook off the excess and let it dry completely for at least 2 hours.

After it was dry, I added another thick layer of Diswasher-safe Mod Podge over the top to seal it.

glitter tumbler craft with dishwasher safe mod podge

I let this dry 48 hours before using.

Check out how pretty these turned out! The glitter makes it feel really cool and tactile, as well as giving the tumblers some extra glitz and glam!

Glittery Plastic Tumblers Craft for #BrewOverIce Iced Tea

After they were completely dry, it was time to brew!

I filled my cup with ice up to the top of my tumbler. For best brewing flavor, I would suggest using the medium brewing size on your Keurig.

#BrewItUp with Glitter Tumblers and Keurig

I love how yummy my Keurig Brew Over Ice drink treats tasted in my glittery glasses.

Ombre Glitter Tumblers

So pretty!

Ombre glittery cups craft

Head on over to Walmart, and try your favorite Brew Over Ice K-Cup flavor.

vitamin burst glitter tumblers with #BrewOverIce K-cups



Disclosure: This post is brought to you in part by Collective Bias, Inc. and Keurig. All images, ideas, and opinions are completely my own. #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp #CollectiveBias


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 


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  13 comments for “Ombre Glittery Iced Tea Tumblers DIY

  1. Stephanie
    July 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

    How pretty are these? I love Mod podge. Who knew they had a dishwasher safe one? I’m curious how the glitter holds up. Can you please do a follow up after a few washings? Thanks!!

  2. Allison Burke
    July 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Another adorable project!!!!!!! I love your blog!!!!!

  3. Allison Burke
    July 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Did you just do the scalloped pattern by hand (instead of a stencil or something like that)? I cannot wait to try them w my 12 yr old 🙂 – and she loves some sweet tea 🙂

    • July 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Allison, Thanks for the great comment and question. I actually just did the scallop pattern freehand, but I used the scallop design on the cup as a guide. My 12 year has now taken these cups everywhere! Instead of taking a water bottle to camp with her last week, she brought her sparkly tumbler. = )

  4. July 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    These are so cute!! I love these colors!

  5. Jenna Wood
    July 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    What a fun way to make your tumbler your own!

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    August 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

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  7. Hannah Bai
    December 7, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    DiD the glitter hold up through several washes? And do you think a decal would stick to it?

    • December 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Yep! I still use these glasses and have washed them in the dishwasher many many times. A decal should work if you use enough dishwasher-safe mod podge.

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