DIY Starbucks Snow Globe Tumbler

Learn How to Make a Starbucks Snow Globe Tumbler With Floating Glitter in This Step by Step Tutorial and Video.

Today we are making a very fun and exciting project! Starbucks Snow Globe Tumblers!

Recently I dived a little into TikTok, and it’s been super fun, and that’s where I spotted this trend. People seem super excited about it, but there wasn’t a great tutorial for it, so I decided to do some testing and figure it all out.

You can get these tumblers at Starbucks, in store for $14.95 for the 24 oz Venti, you may want to call ahead to see if they have any. You can also buy them on Amazon for $28.00 with a Prime membership. 

If you don’t want to use Starbucks tumblers, Amazon and Dollar Tree sell generic clear double walled tumblers, these are a great alternative or there are some other brands on Amazon as well

These tumblers are selling like crazy on Etsy! They range in price from about 25-45 dollars, with even some as high as 80 dollars. They probably vary in price due to the amount of personalization.

Today we are going to make some glitter snowglobe tumblers!

Starbucks Snow Globe Tumbler Supplies

Let’s start by removing the lid and any stickers from the tumbler.

I like to make a few practice tumblers with Dollar Tree or a cheaper type of tumbler so I don’t accidentally break my Starbucks cup since they are on the more expensive side.


Begin by drilling a hole in the bottom of the tumbler. It should be located as far to the side as possible and not the middle. This will help the glitter to flow down the side more easily instead of it getting caught at the top.

Drill very slowly so you don’t crack the tumbler or accidentally drill into the second wall of the tumbler.

As you start to drill you’ll see some of the plastic coming upwards. You can brush this away. You’ll hear a pop once you’ve made it through. Now we’ve made it all the way through. Reverse your drill instead of just trying to pull it out. Here you can see a closer look at what this looks like. You want to be really careful that you don’t accidentally drill through the second layer.

Something to keep in mind. Since I’ve just broken the seal on this insulated tumbler and I’m going to be filling it with liquid it’s no longer going to insulate the liquid inside of the cup. It will also have some sweating when it’s filled with liquid. So that’s something to keep in mind.


Now it’s time to add our glitter to the tumbler. I’m using a variety of custom mixed glitters from Peachy Olive Glitters. They have SO many cute glitters that are perfect for these tumblers. I love how the mixes have a variety of shapes and sizes of glitter because it catches the light really well and the way it disperses looks really beautiful.

I would avoid using a really fine glitter by itself in these tumblers. You need at least some chunky glitter in there to make it look right. Personally, I really like using a mix of fine, medium and chunky glitter to get a nice sparkly effect.

Place your funnel or a rolled-up piece of paper into the hole and start filling your tumbler with glitter. You can gently tap on the side of the tumbler and funnel to help the glitter disperse. If you’re using a chunky glitter I find it’s easier to flood the top with glitter and use a tool to brush it in.

I will usually fill up my tumbler just below the first line with glitter.


Once all of the glitter is inside of the tumbler it’s time to mix up our dispersion liquid.

I’ve done a ton of testing when it comes to liquid and wanted to show you some of the differences. If you’ve ever made a calm jar it’s very similar to this.

If you want a tumbler with tons of movement when it’s shake go with: 1/4 cup glycerin and 3/4 cups water.

If you want a tumbler that moves more slowly and doesn’t settle as quickly I’d recommend using: 1/4 cup clear glue with 3/4 cups water.

Mix immersion liquid. Fill a syringe with liquid and insert into the tumbler. You’ll want to fill as full as possible. I like to tip my cup so that all the air comes out. Sometimes it looks like your tumbler is full when really you have a big air bubble.

If you’re using vegetable glycerin something to keep in mind is it’s made from oils so it leaves behind residue when you’re transferring it into the cup. 

It’s really important that you thoroughly clean the bottom of the cup with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue. If you don’t the epoxy won’t be able to fully adhere to the tumbler and can cause leaking.


Now that we’ve filled up the cup completely cover the hole with clear vinyl or a plastic plug. This acts as a second barrier and it makes it so you don’t have to try to fill this hole with resin.

Now it’s time for our resin.

When you’re using UV resin you’ll want to work in a darker space. Make sure to wear gloves when you’re working with UV resin and have good ventilation. I like to take my tumblers outside to a covered area out of the direct sunlight to do this. 

Cover the entire surface so it’s level with the plug. I like to do a small layer and add another one I’ve cured the first.

Turn on the UV light and hold it over the UV resin to begin curing it. It will take about 3 minutes to fully cure.

What I love about UV resin is there isn’t a long waiting period when working with it. It is more expensive than regular resin but I think the time it saves is 100% worth the extra cost.

If you don’t have a UV light you can also cure it by placing it in direct sunlight for about 20 minutes. Because the UV resin can be cured by sunlight you’ll want to keep it out of direct sunlight until you’re ready to cure it.

I’m going to add one more layer of resin and cure it.

Tip the tumbler over and make sure that you don’t have any leaking from the bottom.


The next step is optional, let’s add some rhinestones around the Starbucks logo. I’m using this glue to make small dots around my Starbucks Logo.

Then I’ll hand place each of the rhinestones.

Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours before exposing it to water.

I love how this tumbler turned out! 

I’m so excited to see what you make with this tutorial! Be sure to tag me on Instagram when you use this tutorial so I can see what you’re making and share your photos in my stories!

Learn How to Make a Starbucks Snow Globe Tumbler With Floating Glitter in This Step by Step Tutorial and Video.

510 thoughts on “DIY Starbucks Snow Globe Tumbler”

    1. Besides replying- I dont know how to comment here for the giveaway. Lol

      Would be an amazing thing to win- trying to get my girls motivated into crafting and drawing again. My 12 year old has a beautiful hand while my 8 year old is my little tinker. Add to that my budding 4 & 3 year olds & our 5th little miracle on the way- and we find our interest in opening a small family owned and operated business growing ever more quickly.

      This would be an amazing opportunity to match their creativity with real resources to put their art out there. The give away offering one of many tools needed for the business to excel and grow.

      Thank you for all of the joy you put out there with your blog and tutorials. Its amazing and the cheer is definitely felt!!!.

      Many blessings!!!

      Here’s to hoping and wishing!!! Xoxo

      1. I can’t see how to comment without replying either. I’m so excited I found this! My two loves crafting and Starbucks. What w fun gift idea.

    2. Brenda @flowersbybrenda

      I love how simply you broke it down for each step. I bought my first cup to try it out and these steps will definitely help so much. Thank you so much for sharing!

    3. Kerry-anne Voutan

      Wow these are stunning and would make such great gifts for all the coffee and tea lovers in your life.♥️

    4. Replying to posts because i dont know how to comment on the page.

      Im struggling with my DIY and small business that has to do with printing.
      I couldn’t afford to spend $$$ on printer coz I’m a home stay mom of 2 toddler.

      It would be amazing to win the price but after entering so much giveaways on IG and FB. No luck comes my way.

      Still, my motto is “Never ever give up!”
      So here I am hoping and actually CLAIMING it! Lol

      Goodluck to everyone!!

    5. *Fingers crossed*

      Goodluck to all!!!!
      This is my 2nd year wishing for a decent printer.
      Never get a chance to get/buy new stuff for myself. All crafts and stuffs that I do is a hobby turning into a small business. Of course, crafts for my 2 toddler. They like to play with me and we do lots of printing during the day for their activity.

      Thanks for this opportunity!
      Goodluck to all!

    6. These tumbler are amazing!!
      I wish To do that for my sisters Nd friends who loves Starbucks and carries tumbler around.

      Thank you for this giveaway opportunity…

      Goodluck everyone!!!
      Happy crafting.

    7. My teenage grandkids love Starbucks. Now that the oldest can drive, they are regulars. I would love to make these to put in their stockings with a gift card to where else? Starbucks, of course!

    8. That’s pretty clever! Thank you for sharing this crafty idea… My Aunt and I like getting together and making gifts or challenge ourselves on projects. It would be an honor to win the Canon Crafter’s All-in-One so I can also involve and spark my grandkids for giving homemade gifts that we can do together for teachers, friends, family or party favors. Be Safe, take Care during this pandemic!.

    9. Hi, I am having some trouble with all my glitter settling at the top instead of the bottom any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

    1. You can order clear cast vinyl decals of Etsy…just make sure they are not a digital copy..make sure they send you the decals in mail. And you can make them at home.

  1. Everything you make is so cute! I’m working on your scrunchie tutorial right now. And I made your scrub cap pattern for a few of my fellow nurses working with covid patients. They’re lifesavers!

  2. I have a cup similar to that, and I think there is a top that screws on and off to put some type of picture in it. This would be perfect for this project!! (I don’t like Starbucks and won’t pay their ridiculous prices when all I want is a plain cup of coffee! 🙂 ) Thanks for showing us how it’s done! 🙂

    1. I love, love,love these!! I want to try some! I will have to wait until after the holidays as I have so many other projects in the works now!
      Love all your crafty ideas and your videos are Sooooo helpful!/

  3. OMG — thank you so much for this tutorial. I was afraid to try making one of these tumblers because I didn’t think I would be able to do it without totally screwing it up. You make it look so easy to do. I can’t wait to buy my supplies and get started. I think everyone in my family is getting a snow globe tumbler for Christmas. Do they make manly glitter? ha ha!!

  4. Love this money saving idea, I have several “plain” Starbucks tumblers up on a shelf to use for this fun redo Thanks for your step by step pictures.!

  5. OMG I see stocking stuffers in my future!!! These will make great gifts for Christmas filled with some Avia packets and a Starbucks gift card!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Love the tumblers! Where do you find the time to do all that you do?
    I need your energy! 🙂 Love all the gifts ideas as well!

  7. Wow! These are so whimsical and fun! You’ve explained it so well that I think even I could make one!! Lol These would make such fun stocking stuffers doe my girls with a fun Starbucks gift card. They’d Love this! Thank you!

  8. Tijuana Eberhardt

    I can’t wait to make my own Starbucks cup. Now that I know how to seal the hole after putting in the contents.

  9. These are AMAZING! I want/need to make one. Your tutorials are so awesome and easy to follow. Seriously. I made 14 giant flowers for my daughters Sweet 16 drive thru celebration! Thank you for continuing to share awesomeness!

  10. Christina Topacio

    What a fun and creative idea. I always wondered how the cups were made. You showed an easy creative way for me to try. Cant wait to try this out.

  11. Beautiful as always, every year I try to do at least one of your Christmas projects and definitely want to try this one this year !!

  12. These tumblers are absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been making them for a couple months and I always love hearing about other crafters tricks and tips!

  13. Super cute! Love your creations and the idea of making this is a great idea! Great gifting ideas for friends/family!

  14. You so fancy!! Can’t wait to customize these for my co workers…they will flip! Thank you for making such great tutorials.

  15. I design the Starbucks reusable cold and hot cups and I’ve been wondering how people were making these! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  16. I have all the supplies on hand, can’t wait to get started on these tumblers! Love following all of your tutorials on your YouTube channel.

  17. Every since I saw kimberlee creating this on YouTube I have said I’ve got to do this this is amazing for my business I want to I just started my business so I want to give it away as a giveaway on my business and I kept saying so this is amazing and beautiful is gorgeous. Thank you Kimberly

  18. I saw this on YouTube of a couple of weeks ago and I saw Kim Lee created it was great is gorgeous and amazing by me being a crafter I really want to do this and I have a new business that I’m doing so I wanted to create it for giveaways from my business so it’s just a great idea why I always see those cuffs and wondering if I could do it myself how would I do it myself but Kimberly to the rescue she’s answered it so thank you Kimberly and I’m going to try my best created in the near future

  19. These are pretty, but I would be afraid of ruining the whole cup. I usually use glass or steel anyway. I appreciate you sharing the how to!

  20. Thanks you for the easy tutorial! I tried one before and I don’t know what I did wrong but it was a mess lol this definitely helped me and I love watching the glitter float around.

  21. Frances Hernandez

    I’m super excited to make this! I bought the double walled from the dollart tree and the resin to cover the whole! Hope looks as cute as yours!

  22. Hi Kimberly! Nice name . I’ve made a couple glitter tumblers but my glitter seems to either float or sink leaving a big clear gap in the middle. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix it?

    Thanks so much!

  23. I love your attention to detail ❤️ I’m a crafter but don’t have any machines and tend to do all by hand ! Would be fun to win the printer and start using tech for creating !

  24. Anything with Starbucks and glitter is awesome but to combine them with a snow globe tumbler…that’s just pure genius! These are so adorable! I cannot wait to make these wonderful creations. Thank you for giving us tips on all things crafty ! Keep on crafting

  25. Thank you it’s amazing giveaway !!!
    And your blog ,I love it ,is so beautiful and creativity !!!!

  26. Commenting about the cutest tumblers ever !!! Can’t wait to get my hands on the supplies to make my very own ❣️

  27. Think your tumblers are beautiful! I have bought tumblers and they have just been filling my shelf, because I am to scared to make them. Just the fact that I am not sure if they come out the way I picture it.

  28. That was a great
    I’d practice on some cheap
    Store cups before buying a Starbucks one cause drilling into the cup would be my downfall! Lol! ❤️

  29. I’m excited to try this! I found several tumblers hidden away in my stash just waiting to be made into snowglobe tumblers! 🙂

  30. I don’t drink coffee and am miles and miles from a Starbuck’s, but this still looks like a great and fun project!

  31. I just started personalizing Starbucks cups and yesterday my daughter literally was telling I should try this! Thanks for the step by step instructions. I think I’m going to go for it!

  32. These tumblers look like so much fun to make! And ordering the stuff now to do them! I hope to win the printer! It’s the next piece of equipment I need to launch my business! Thank you for being so generous! ❤️

  33. Love these! I bought all of the stuff to do this, except another method than the UV. I didn’t know that was an option and wish I saw this first. I’ll probably try both methods though and see which is the easiest for me. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  34. Super cute cup!! Gets me excited for Xmas! Can’t wait to try to make one myself. Thank you so much for sharing your creations with us

  35. This is one of my favorites! It is such a great, unique way to personalize your cup! Let’s face it, the Starbucks cups are cute but this completely shouts personalized. I love it! Specially going into this time of the year where everything seems magical!

  36. Gloria Rodriguez

    They are amazing I love them I love how you guys broken down step now I could go and try to do one myself I love crafting

  37. These tumblr cups are the cutest!!! So gorgeous!! I am still learning how to make snow globe tumblers, your step by step instructions are very informative! You answered a lot of questions I still had.

  38. Sooooo cute! I’m definitely going to give this a shot, time to get brave with the new drill lol! Thank you for the tutorial!!

  39. Omg this tutorial is everything!! I’ve been wanting to make snow globe tumblers right now for Christmas but was scared to try!! Will definitely be giving this a shot, thanks!!

  40. First, thank you for bringing joy to so many of us, Second, I wish everyone good luck, and 3rd I hope I win

    Happy holidays everyone, I love being Jolly

  41. I love making these!! I’m putting a couple into my shop for my holiday collection but I plan to keep selling them because I love making them and I love the way the finished product looks!

  42. So cute! I’ve been thinking about making one of these but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. This tutorial makes it look easy!

  43. Thanks for the tutorial! I tried it on a practice cup and hope to make one this weekend! Just had trouble with filling all the way to the top!

  44. It is amazing to me that you were able to take these magnificent cups and break down the process for all of us to learn a new craft. I enjoy watching all the things you make. Thank you, and I hope to start making these for Christmas for my girls.

  45. One thing I’ve noticed from my years of teaching adults is that we tend to skim read instructions, so it’s helpful to write the tiniest detail down. We can’t assume the crafter has handled one of these tumblers. I haven’t, nor do I intend to because — yikes — too many drink containers in the house as it is.
    So unless it’s stated clearly, mistakes will happen.. My suggestion for this sentence regarding drilling: in the bottom of the tumbler . An easy fix that clarifies the situation for the uninitiated.

  46. I’m really not a tumbler person but this is one heck of a Christmas gift idea for those who love tumblers and starbucks. what a unique way to tweak and personalized starbucks tumblers.

  47. I am making these for Christmas gifts for my friends. Great idea!!! We are Starbucks girls. We call ourselves the Bad Moms Club.

  48. I’m kid free this weekend so I should finally be able to do this! As long as I don’t get distracted by other projects that is… Lol

  49. Love the glittery flow of the cups in your tutorial. Guess I need to put an UV light and UV resin on my wish list . Great tutorial ( and thanks for the chance to win the 12″ by 12″ paper capable printer! My charity donations of cards and cutting to ALF and YMCAs will be expanded if I’m luck winner.)

  50. wow how amazing are these tumblers I’m defo going to be doing this. There so cute. oh also my printer has just stopped working so this would be great if i won. but good luck to everyone, xx