DIY Pumpkin Spice Tumbler Using Adhesive Vinyl on Plastic

DIY Pumpkin Spice Tumbler Using Adhesive Vinyl on Plastic

Pumpkin spice season is officially upon us. Soon, everything you can think of will be pumpkin flavored. Spice up your life with this step by step tutorial on how to apply adhesive vinyl to a plastic tumbler!

ESTIMATED TIME: 30 minutes

Here's What You'll Need:

To start, I hand lettered a simple design on my ipad and uploaded it to Design Space. To simplify this step you can check out this tutorial to learn how to download and install fonts.

Next, I cut the design out using my Cricut Maker on the vinyl setting.

I used a weeding tool to remove the insides of the letters and the excess adhesive vinyl from around the design.

Cut a piece of transfer tape to the same size as the design.

Use a scraper tool or squeegee to apply the transfer tape onto the vinyl. The grid lines on this transfer tape are super helpful when it comes to keeping everything nice and straight!

Carefully remove the transfer tape, lifting the vinyl design with it.

Apply the vinyl decal to the tumbler, starting from the center and working your way to the edges. You can use the scraper tool again or just use your fingers to press the vinyl on really well.

*I like to use my lap whenever I'm applying vinyl to mugs or cups! No rolling, and, it helps me keep everything centered. :)

Slowly peel away the transfer tape to reveal your awesome handiwork!

Creating this easy tumbler has me so excited for all things Fall! Looking to make more customized fall kitchenware? Check out our recent Halloween Tablescape post!

Or maybe you want to get cozy with these festive socks. Here at Craftables we work hard to bring you the widest variety of the highest quality vinyl and tools for your crafting needs. If you have any questions about this post or any of our products, reach out at any time! We're here to help and inspire you to make the world a craftier place!

About the Author


My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.

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