The kids are starting to head back to school and, while it still feels like summer, fall is in the air. We have another fabulous fall tumbler tutorial for you today! Vanessa of VMD Designs is showing us how to make a caramel apple fall tumbler. It is so beautiful and gives off all the fall vibes!
One of the best treats that come with fall are caramel apples. Sweet and tangy, crunchy and sticky, they are an awesome autumn tradition. Vanessa came up with a fabulous fall tumbler design and has been generous in sharing it with us! In the video below she shows us how to make a caramel apple fall tumbler that is perfect for holding some tasty apple cider. Vanessa used Nice N’ Thick to get those perfect caramel drips and they look almost real enough to eat! Vanessa shows you exactly how to make them and, if you are just starting out with using drips on your cups, you can also check out our post Making the Perfect Drip Cup with Nice N’ Thick. It will give you a great introduction to drip cups!
How to Make a Caramel Apple Fall Tumbler
These caramel apple tumblers are so gorgeous. Those deep rich colors are perfect for fall! In the video below Vanessa shows you all the supplies that she used to make these cups. We have also listed them in the recipe. Where we had a glitter color that was similar to what Vanessa used, we listed those for you too. That way, if you already have them on hand, you’ll be able to dive right into this cup!
The reds of this apple tumbler are stunning. And they are such a solid fall color. But you could also make one as a green apple. Some fabulous green glitter and mica would give you a great granny smith look! And we would love to see what you tumbler artists can come up with for a topper. The toppers we have seen recently are so creative and fabulous and it wouldn’t surprise if y’all come up with a way to add the stem or the stick to this apple!
The fake nuts are the perfect addition to this tumbler! It’s such a cute detail to add. As Vanessa says, you can also switch up your toppings. You could also use fake sprinkles or chocolate chips. Anything goes, really. Just have fun with it! When you are adding your epoxy to the cup after you’ve added your toppings, just be sure to use your gloved finger to pat the resin into the nuts. That will give you a more secure and even finish.
Vanessa loved the texture that came from the drips and the nuts so she only added one final layer of resin. If you prefer a smoother finish, though, you can add another layer or two of epoxy to smooth things out. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to resin art! Well, except when it comes to measuring your resin. Other than that, though, have at it!
How to Make a Caramel Apple Fall Tumbler
- Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin medium viscosity
- Counter Culture DIY Fast Set
- 10oz Wine or Mug Tumbler
- Tumbler Rotator
- medicine cups
- Mixing sticks
- Nice N' Thick
- Glitter Spoon
- "Apple Red" Rustoleum Spray Paint OR use CCDIY Prime Time White with "Red Ruby" Dispersion Color mixed in.
- Fake Chopped Nut Sprinkles
- Precision Knife
- Regal Red Glitter
- Very Cherry Glitter
- Penny Mica Powder
- Honey Mica Powder
- "Gingerbread Man" Woodies Goodies Mica
- "Matador" Glitter PDB Creative Studio
- Counter Culture DIY Quick Coat or "Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze 0500" Krylon
- Sand10oz wine tumbler with 80 grit sanding block and prep with "Apple Red" Rustoleum Spray Paint.
- Apply a thin coat of Medium Viscosity Artist Resin and mix the Very Cherry and Regal Red glitters together. Apply the combined glitters to your resin and allow the cup to spin and cure.
- Once the resin has cured, apply Krylon Triple-Thick Clear Glaze or CCDIY Quick Coat and let it dry.
- Mix together Fast Set Ultra Clear with a little bit of "Matador" Glitter by PDB Creative Studio mixed in and apply to tumbler.
- Use the torch to pop any bubbles and let it cure.
- Apply another layer if needed and let it cure.
- Mix the Honey and Penny mica powders together to get the perfect caramel color.
- Mix Medium Viscosity with Nice N Thick until desired thickness is achieved and then add your mica mixture.
- Start applying your caramel drip to the bottom of your tumbler. When you do this you want to take your tumbler off of the turner and make sure it is sitting upside down so the drips fall down.
- Sprinkle fake chopped nuts onto the caramel drips wherever needed. Let it cure.
- Once it has cured, clean up your rims and seal with another coat of Fast Set. Torch it and let it cure.
- Sit and enjoy your beautiful tumbler full of fall vibes.
If you are looking for a back to school gift or a fun fall cup for yourself, this project is a great one to try! The tags that Vanessa added to her cups are adorable. You could do something similar for your kids’ teachers. Or you can keep this one as your own. Whatever your cup’s final destination, we hope you have a lot of fun making it!
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