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How to Create Awesome Star Spangled Fourth of July Tumblers

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

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Hey babes!

The Fourth of July holiday is rapidly approaching and what better way to show your patriotism than with some Fourth of July tumblers! As the wife of a military service member, Fourth of July holds a special place in my heart. AND my birthday is July 3rd!

I used to hate the holiday because it was so close to my birthday, but as the years have gone on I have learned to love it! And of course I can't help but make a tumbler to celebrate. So fill your cup up with some sweet tea and let's get to making some Fourth of July tumblers!

My Favorite Vinyls, Stickercals, and Bling for Fourth of July Tumblers

If you are a part of my Creative CommUNITY, you will have already seen some of these BAMF Custom Creations as a part of exclusive content in our private Facebook group. And I did a quick unboxing on my Insta, too. Check it out here:

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BAMF Custom Creations are some of my favorite vinyls to use. They are smooth and easy to apply, and they make a great overlay for tumbler creations. And the Fourth of July collection is super cool and fun. They have vinyls that are more military-moto or more classic Fourth of July, so you can create the perfect look for family, friends, and customers!

Get the vinyls here:

BAMF Custom Creations also has stickercals that are perfect to add an extra layer of dynamic patriotism to your tumblers. See the decals here:

How to make your Fourth of July Epoxy-Free Tumblers

As I always say, it is important to trust the process in your art work. There is no right or wrong way to create your art. So follow your gut, and design with your heart. That's all you can do when it comes to creative work! Our Creative CommUNITY is amazing at providing ideas, tips, and inspo when it comes to stuff like this, so I encourage you to join!

Some things you might want to have on hand when starting to create your Fourth of July tumblers are:

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  • If you're looking for a more solid background for your design, I love the holographic vinyl from TheVinylPeople in Valor, Starstruck, and Bravery. Use code LQCREATES to save!

How to Apply BAMF Vinyl and Stickercals to your Fourth of July Tumblers

Prepping your tumbler is the first, and most important step, in successfully getting your vinyl to stick properly and smoothly. I suggest wiping it clean with alcohol to remove any traces of dust or fingerprints.

After your tumbler is cleaned, cut the vinyl to fit your tumbler.

Lay the vinyl on top of your tumbler. Slowly stretch and smooth it around your tumbler. PRO-TIP: Vinyl is repositionable, but only to a degree. You can lift it back up and reposition it if you get some air bubbles, but only small sections you just laid.

If you are adding stickercals, slightly bend the sticker in half after removing the backing. Place the middle on the tumbler and smooth it out. Then smooth out each side as you stretch slightly.

PRO-TIP: Make sure your tumblers are shiny and clean. If they are dull, even vinyl (especially the transparent ones) will show up dull.

If you are using the Rock Candy Bling to add some embellishments to your tumbler, my favorite glue is Liquid Fusion.


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