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Ice Cream Scoop Tumbler Tutorial

With summer in full swing we are all sporting our favorite summer tumblers around here. And the only thing cuter than a great hot weather cup is an adorable topper! Misty Leonard of MD Leonard Designs is back and sharing a fabulous ice cream scoop tumbler tutorial! We are absolutely loving all the adorable tumbler toppers you artists are creating! Each one seems more unique than the last. One of the fan favorites by far is the ice cream variety. So, we knew we needed to get y'all an ice cream scoop tumbler tutorial. And, as always, Misty was happy to share her know how with all of us.  These adorable cup toppers are so fun and they are perfect for different types of summer tumblers! In the video below, Misty shows you how to use our Culture Sculpt and Clay Sprinkles to make ice cream scoop tumbler toppers. These cuties [...]

How to Make a Fall Inspired Glitter Tumbler

It's that time of year when those of us in the creative biz start to shift our focus to fall projects. Today we are bringing you a fabulous fall tumbler tutorial to help you start the season right. Megan Johnson of Honey Creek Creations is teaching us how to make a fall inspired glitter tumbler. This cup is gorgeous and we think you're going to love it! While the rest of the world is still in full on summer mode, creatives are already planning for fall. It's not that we don't love summer as much as everyone else. It's just that we always need to be one season ahead. That way, when our customers start shopping for the next season, we already have a good stock of products for them to choose from! If you are looking for a new fall tumbler to add to your line up you can [...]

Making the Social Media Shift from Hobbyist to CEO

We have so many talented artists in our community and we know that many of you are ready to take that plunge and start your business. Melanie Ferguson from Southern Crush at Home is teaching us all about making the social media shift from hobbyist to CEO. She is specifically covering how to make that shift on Facebook. We can't wait for you to see what she has to say! So many aspects of having a creative business take place online. From ordering supplies to selling your products, and everything in between. A huge part of having an online business is having a successful social media presence. We know that it can be overwhelming to think of all the social media platforms and all of their algorithms but it doesn't need to be! Like Melanie says, unless you already have thousands of followers, all you need to focus on right [...]

Making Summer Straw and Lid Toppers

It is hot outside, y'all! Cool drinks are in order and what could be more fun than sipping those cool drinks in style? Nikki from The Steel Magnolia is making adorable umbrella straw toppers and ice lid toppers and showing us how it's done! Bonus, you also get to learn how to make your own mold for the umbrella toppers using Casting Silicone! As tumbler makers we know you are always on the look out for your next favorite design. Right now, making toppers for those tumblers is all the rage. They are especially popular in the summer because there are so many fun things that you can do with artificial ice and ice cream! Throw in an adorable umbrella straw topper and you (and your customers!) are ready for poolside sipping. Making summer straw and lid toppers is a great way to really make your tumblers stand out. And [...]

Resin Sand Dollar Tutorial

During the dog days of summer many of us are ready to get our toes into the sand. And, during the winter months, we are dreaming of those beach days to come. Today Meg Epps of Lyndly Grove is sharing her resin sand dollar tutorial with us. This beautiful project will remind us of the beauty of the beach no matter what time of year it is!  Beach themes never go out of style and it's easy to see why. The calming colors and the beautiful lacing and cells of the waves are always a joy to look at. In this resin sand dollar tutorial, Meg is showing us how to achieve the beach look and those fabulous waves and it's probably easier than you think. The key thing to remember is that it is all about layering. And, the results are stunning. There is nothing like a peaceful beach [...]

How to Make a Patriotic Stars and Stripes Tumbler

The 4th of July is right around the corner and we have a fabulous patriotic cup tutorial for you! Jen of Jen's Custom Creations is teaching us how to make a patriotic stars and stripes tumbler. And, there's a bonus! She's also included the instructions to make an adorable patriotic ice cup topper that is the perfect finishing touch for your tumbler.  It's officially summer and time to put those tasty chilled beverages in our tumblers! Whether it's lemonade, iced tea, or something with a bit of a kick, we all want to sport those drinks in style. And, nothing says summer time like a good ole patriotic design! Jen is sharing her supply list and step by step instructions for how to make a patriotic stars and stripes tumbler. Jen really knows her stuff when it comes to SVGs and tumbler making. We are so grateful to her for [...]

UV Resin Tutorial

We absolutely love bringing you new products and are so excited about this one! UV Resin is a uniquely versatile type of epoxy and we can't wait for you to learn all about it. Karen Horvath of MG Creations by Karen is giving you all the information in this UV resin tutorial! If you are looking for a resin for your small projects that has a super fast (we are talking mere minutes) cure time, UV resin is for you! In the UV Resin tutorial below, Karen explains how to use this epoxy and what projects it is perfect for. She also shows us how to make a badge reel, a keychain, and a magnet using the UV resin. Karen also answers a lot of the questions you may have about this epoxy. So if you are new to UV Resin, this is the perfect place for you to start! [...]

Ask an Artist with Nikki Hamilton

We are back with another fabulous artist for you! This time we chatted with tumbler guru Nikki Hamilton of The Steel Magnolia and Lil Hams in a Cup. We can't wait for you to get to know her and her business a little better!  Nikki is a great example of how you can turn your artistic passion into a successful business. She started making tumblers as a side hustle and now it's her full time gig! Her story is an inspiration to artists who are on the fence about taking that plunge into business. Not only does Nikki create beautiful tumblers, she also has several unique stainless steel tumbler designs that other resin artists can use for their creations. Nikki shows us that there are many different ways that we can turn what we love into a productive biz. We hope you enjoy hearing about Nikki's story as much as [...]

Tips to Grow your Business: Branding and Marketing 101 with Chelly Ontis

We know that many of you have started creative businesses with your resin art and that others are thinking about taking that plunge. Since we are community of small business owners, we wanted to help our artists start or grow their business. Today we are beginning at the beginning by covering the basics of branding and marketing!   We know that most of our artists don't have any background in business. And, as creatives, you'd much rather make beautiful things than focus on learning how to run a business. We also know that running a creative business can seem overwhelming but it doesn't have to be! We want to help make it as easy as possible for all of you so that you can have the confidence to take that next step. Luckily for us, Chelly Ontis of We Can Make That has given her time and talent to help us [...]

Father’s Day Tumbler with Wrench Handle

Father's Day is right around the corner and we wanted to bring you an awesome tumbler idea. This Father's Day Tumbler with a Wrench Handle is so creative and makes the perfect gift for any handy dad!  When we saw this Father's Day tumbler design we knew we wanted to share it with you. The design is by Kaelee of Kaelee's Kups and Custom Gifts and she has been gracious enough to share this unique tumbler idea with us. Not only is it unique and fun, it's also really easy to do! Rarely do we bring you a tumbler tutorial with such a short supply list and with so few steps. Dad's may not always be easy to shop for but at least they're typically low maintenance. This tumbler is too and is fairly simple to make. And we promise, they won't find a speck of glitter on it!    [...]

6 DIY Resin Coaster Tutorials

The amazing resin artists in our community have been treating us to some fabulous coaster tutorials! We wanted to share some of our favorites and make them easy for you to find, all in one place. So, today we are sharing 6 DIY Resin Coaster tutorials that you are sure to love!  When it comes to resin art, there is no shortage of techniques and methods that you can try. But, sometimes we all need a little inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. And, other times, we see an amazing design but aren't sure how to go about trying something similar. Resin art tutorials are so fun to watch but they also give us inspiration and know how. We are so grateful to all you artists who so graciously share your talent and processes with us and each other! Today we are excited to bring you 6 DIY resin [...]

How to Make Flower Coasters

Coasters, coasters, who loves coasters? We sure do! This week Sandra Lett is showing us how to make flower coasters that are simple yet elegant. You are going to love these beautiful creations!  Many of you probably already know Sandra if you are active in our Counter Culture DIY Artist Support group. She is an amazing painter and resin artist and an excellent teacher! Today she is showing us how to make flower coasters and the results are just stunning. Whether you are a newbie resin artist or have been on the epoxy beat for decades, this is a tutorial you are sure to enjoy. Sandra really makes the process a simple one with her clear instructions and detailed explanations!  How to Make Flower Coasters This resin coaster tutorial is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to make flower coasters. But, it is especially great for beginner artists! Sandra [...]