Times: They are a Changin’

I keep a list of new crafts I want to try and making an epoxy glitter tumbler has been at the top of the list for a LONG time. So, I finally mustered up my courage and gave it a shot. 

What the tumbler looked like to start.  

For the last several months, I have been researching this particular project. I’ve watched hours and hours of video tutorials in preparation. I’ve read blog posts. I’ve stalked Instagram pages… The whole concept is just so unlike anything I’d ever done! I mean, I didn’t even have a bottle of glitter! 

All taped and ready to go. I wasn’t a huge fan of the bottom being taped off, so I won’t do that next time.  

  1. You would think after all that studying I would know what I was doing, but it’s like everything I learned went out the window! I was googling in between each step and second guessing everything. I was even scared to do the vinyl! (And, you all know I use that like every day.) 

Result after 2 rounds of modge podge and glitter
Took it outside and sprayed it with a little bit of sealer to help keep the glitter on. I’m not sure if that step was necessary but one of the Youtube videos suggested it…

It really wasn’t until I was putting on the final layer of epoxy, with my little sparkly quote shinning up at me that I remembered: Worry less, Smile more. So what if I did mess it up? It’s not the end of the world! I used coupons to buy all the stuff! It really wouldn’t be that big of a waste. An epic fail would just help me know what not to do next time! 
It was spinning nearly all weekend. (I had a piece of paper under it to protect the table but I moved it for the picture.)
Check out cup turner here. 

So, I took a breath, put a smile on my face, and guess what… I suddenly was having fun. And guess what else… It turned out pretty cool. 

I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I already know a few ways to improve my next attempt. The biggest one being to ‘worry less, and smile more’. 

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase from the link I get a small profit (with no extra charge to you). 

2 thoughts on “Times: They are a Changin’”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *