DIY Anthopologie Inspired Confetti Tumblers

by Erin

Make your own bright and colorful confetti tumblers with inexpensive glasses and some Sharpie paint pens. Or decorate with your favorite word/pattern.

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Remember when I photographed the irresistible spinach artichoke cheese ball with a pretty gold-confetti napkin as a prop? And then showed you how to make your own gold-confetti napkins? Well, do you also remember that delicious looking raspberry mojito (and giveaway btw) I posted this week in the fun confetti glasses? Yup, now I am going to tell you how to make them yourself!

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I grabbed a set of 4 tumblers from Walmat (which were less than $10 total), cleaned them with rubbing alcohol, and then grabbed some of those Sharpie paint pens I had leftover from the DIY painted mugs and started speckling them with dots all over the place. I ended up doing a gradient with the first color going about 3/4 of the way up the glass, the second halfway up, and the third one quarter of the way up. And after they dried for 24 hours I baked them in the oven to set the paint.

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Voila! Easy peasy and they resemble the ones I accidentally dropped and smashed used to have from Anthopologie. I actually painted some shot glasses with gold paint with some random designs too but neglected to snap photos of them. You could also decorate them any way you choose, favorite word, phrase, pattern, design, stencil, etc.

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One year ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chess Pie

Two years ago: Chicken Mango Quesadillas

Three years ago: Chicken & Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Four years ago: Cake Batter Fruit Dip



Clean, oven-safe tumblers or other glass cups

Isopropyl alcohol, rubbing alcohol, or other alcohol to clean glass surface

Sharpie paint pens

Stencils, stickers, painters tape (optional)


  1. Wipe the surface of glass with alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Starting at the base, use one color sharpie paint pen to draw dots about 3/4 of the way up the glass. Be random and don’t think too hard about placement/spacing. Switch to a second color, dotting halfway up the glass. Finish with dots in a third color going only 1/4 of the way up the glass. (Alternatively, draw preferred design freehand or use stencils, stickers, and/or painters tape.) Allow to air-dry for 24 hours.
  3. Once dry, place on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. I placed mine upside-down because I also painted the bottoms and didn’t want anything happening to it.
  4. Place in cold oven and turn oven to 350 degrees and let preheat with the glasses inside. Once it reaches 350, set timer and bake for 30 minutes. Turn off oven and allow to cool completely in oven before removing, several hours.
  5. Should be dishwasher safe but hand wash to ensure design will last.*

*I did actually have an incident with the dots dissolving upon contact with either lemon extract or alcohol so while it won’t wash off in soapy water, be aware of that.

Source: Adapted slightly from my DIY Painted Mugs and It All Started With Paint.

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Joanne April 26, 2015 - 7:43 am

Okay, I LOVE THESE. I’ve probably debated buying them at Anthro at least 20 times…but now I’m definitely not after seeing how cute these homemade ones are!


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