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If there’s one thing I love to do for weddings, it’s craft for them! (So surprising given all the projects on this blog ;) ) There’s nothing like pouring yourself a glass of wine and getting down to DIY-ing all your special details, gifts and decorations for your big day! To start your DIY journey off on the right foot, I made this adorable stemless wine tumbler to be used during those fun, but sometimes stressful, wedding crafting nights! :)
For my tumbler, I used Oracal 651 Pink Vinyl for my decal and I love how it turned out! While I had to be careful with the scissors, the rest of the design was easy enough to weed. It’s also worth noting that, since you are transferring to a curved surface, this project is slightly more difficult on the transfer, as the glass curves the words and scissors will get a little closer together than the original weeded design. It did so with my transfer and it still turned out great, as you can see in the above photo. :)
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save.
2. Cut the design in your choice of permanent adhesive vinyl with the Vinyl Setting on your Cricut. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can. :)
3. Once the designs are cut, weed away the extra vinyl and cut a piece of transfer tape to 3.5" x 4". Cut away any excess backing from the vinyl design and smooth transfer tape over the design, aligning it along the bottom of the text. Using the smoother tool, smooth the tape to the vinyl, removing any air bubbles. The transfer tape should overlap the backing of the design, so that you can stick the tape to an object with the backing still on the design. I aligned the transfer tape along the top of the “this is my” text, with one set of 1/2” blocks above to use in aligning it to your stemless tumbler later.
4. Now, transfer the design to your tumbler. Remove the tape from the backing and directly place the design on the tumbler. Arrange the design in the middle of the tumbler about an inch from the top of the lip of the tumbler.
5. Working from the middle to the edges, top to bottom, trace the letters with your fingers to smooth the design onto the tumbler. Because the surface is curved, focus on the vinyl smoothly transferring than your transfer tape looking nice and neat. I started in the top middle of the design, then would smooth the text, lifting the transfer tape from the tumbler and design as needed but never completely removing the transfer tape so that the alignment stayed consistent. Once the design is set, remove the transfer tape from the tumbler, leaving the design on the tumbler.
6. Finally, use the smoother tool or your finger to resmooth the design id needed and to remove the air bubbles, completing your new tumbler! :)