Halloween Tumbler Project With Preciosa Flatback Crystals
February 21, 20232 min read
We utterly enjoyed recreating the classic Snow White Poison Apple design with rhinestones to create a custom crystal tumbler and we are confident you will too! Follow the instructions below to make this spooky Preciosa Poison Apple Tumbler with Preciosa Flatback Crystals. A great way to celebrate Halloween and the wider principles of rhinestone embellishment found in this guide can be adapted to create any crystal design you can think of. Let this be the beginning of a lifelong love affair with sparkle.
The full list of Preciosa flatback crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Ensure that the tumbler is clean and gently buff the surface with sandpaper so that the surface is no longer shiny, this will provide a ‘key’ and ensure a strong bond with the resin glue and crystals.
Plot out your chosen design on the tumbler, this can be done by drawing onto the outer surface. If your tumbler is transparent, you can line the inside with a sheet of paper that has the printed design on it and tape it into place.
Fill the Crystal FX syringe part way with E6000 resin glue and cover a small section of the tumbler with a thin layer of glue. Allow 10 minutes for the glue to become tacky, this section of glue will have approximately one hour of work time before it starts drying and will take 24 hours to fully cure.
Use the Magic Sorting Tray for storing the Preciosa flatback crystals and use the Wax Picker Pen to pick up and place your rhinestones strategically onto the tumbler that suits your design. When filling a shape design, it is best to start with the outline and work your way in. Try to leave no spaces between your flat back crystals for the best finish.
Work your way around your tumbler in small sections, allowing the glue to set each section at a time before continuing. This is because on three-dimensional items gravity the crystals can slide out of place before the glue has fully dried.