Meg: DIY Glitter Cup

There are few things in the world prettier than glitter. My coworker came to work one day with one of those Starbucks cups (the double walled kind), and it was a sparkly purple. I was so smitten, I had to try it myself and share it with you all!


What you’ll need:


-A double-walled cup (try the cups that are meant to display photos!)

-Spray adhesive

-Fine glitter.


The coolest thing about this DIY is that you can sparkle just about anything! Decorative jars, vases, you name it.

First you’ll need to remove the part you drink from.  For your safety, please don’t use spray adhesive in the part you drink from 🙂 Spray the area to be glittered, and pour in your glitter! You may need to work quickly so the adhesive doesn’t dry before you add glitter.




Shake out the excess glitter.


I did another layer of adhesive and glitter. This is optional, of course.


Re-assemble your cup, and enjoy it’s sparkly beauty!




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  1. Kristy's Health Revolution on October 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    They sell glitter cardstock. I think a much easier way to do this would be to cut a piece of that and slide it in.

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

      is it that glittery though??

  2. Alissa on October 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love it!! I would make mine purple too, like your coworkers 🙂 What a great gift that brings a daily smile.

  3. Allison on October 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    love the glitter:):):):):):)

  4. Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats on October 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    So cute!! I’m definitely a glitter lover too 🙂

  5. Kim @ Raising The Barre on October 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Yes! One of my coworkers did this with green glitter and I loved it so much!

    Super cute- I like the gold, too!

  6. Kelsea on October 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Meg, I’m loving all your DIY stuff! 🙂 I’m def doing this and I’ve been thinking about your DIY tipped shoes for awhile, perhaps I will get the guts to do it 🙂

  7. Jacqueline on October 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    LOVE it! …but how do you wash it?

    • Meg on October 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      The outside shell screws off, so you’d wash the interior piece separately than the outer shell 🙂

      • Taryn Russo on November 9, 2020 at 10:09 am

        How did you unscrew the top? Mine wont budge!

  8. Irene on October 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    CUTE. Love the DIYs!

  9. Jaimie on October 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    LOVE glitter! You can also take Mod Podge and mix it with glitter and glitter-ize anything to your heart’s content : )

  10. Olivia Hill @ life as liv on October 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I’M TOTALLY DOING THIS ASAP!!!! I drink out of my Starbucks cup like that every morning. This is going to be great.

  11. Bonnie on October 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    So cute! But yeah, how do you wash it?

    • Meg on October 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      The two pieces can be separated, so I wash the outside carefully and wash the inside separately.

  12. Liz on October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    How do you get the cup back together, glue it?

    • Meg on October 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      The particular cup I have screws apart.

  13. Molly@This Life Is Sparkling on October 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

    This is adorable! I need to go to Starbucks to pick up a double-walled tumbler to use 😉

  14. Dawn on December 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I would LOVE to do this, would make great gifts if I could find a double walled tumbler! All the picture ones I would have to do the glitter paper.. And that just isn’t sparkly enough for us glitter lovers!!

  15. Olivia on January 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hey, I have been trying to make one of these but cant get the inside of the cup out! How did you get it out?

  16. Gabby on April 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

    This is a neat idea! Why didn’t I think of this?

  17. Danielle on July 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Where did you get your cup??(:

  18. Charlotte Brown on November 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I LOVE this idea! So glittery and Christmassy 🙂 I’ve written a blog post about DIY gifts and I mentioned your post, it’s not live yet but if you want me to edit it let me know x

  19. Heidi on December 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Love this idea! But I was wondering, would it be possible to add the glitter with some kind of clear liquid for a snow globe effect? Or would that get really gross after awhile?

  20. Kay on November 4, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I love this, I wanna make some!
    I wondered if there’s ways to get multiple glitter colors, but then threw that thought away when I realized I can be super weird and possibly (POSSIBLY) do this with sprinkles.
    I love sprinkles.
    I want a sprinkle cup now 😮

  21. Anna on March 18, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Hi Meg,
    I was just wondering where you got your cup.
    Did you get it out of the starbucks store and how much was it?
    Going shopping on saturday so could get one there

    Thanks for the diy this is great!

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