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Sun Changing Vinyl Metal Wine Glasses

Personalize metal wine glasses using sun changing vinyl from StyleTechCraft. In the sun the vinyl turns from white to blue, pink & purple.

If you have read my blog before then you know that I am part of the StyleTechCraft design team. They have really stepped up their game with this sun changing vinyl. It is so fun to use and it really does change color in the sun. How fun is that?

It works perfectly on these metal wine glasses I picked up for $3 each at the Target Dollar Spot.

I thought these metal wine glasses with the little bit of color at the bottom were so cute and I knew I wanted to use the sun changing vinyl on them. So I picked up three of them.

They are going to be so perfect in my backyard swinging in my hammock chairs enjoying a cocktail with friends.

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Finished metal wine glasses with sun changing vinyl in purple, blue and pink.

Sun Changing Vinyl Metal Wine Glasses

First I need to thank StyleTechCraft for supplying the vinyl for this post. They send us the product we need to create these awesome projects. Last month we used the color changing vinyl that turns colors with cold liquids and I made some really cute Dollar Tree cereal bowls.

You can follow them on Facebook and see the projects and new vinyl products when they are released.

If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.

Step 1: Upload your design into Cricut Design Space

I have had the flip flop SVG file for a while and I am pretty sure I found it on If you don’t find the exact one I am confident you will find a flip flop design that you’ll love.

Bring it into design space and re size to fit your metal wine glasses.

Then choose your text and create “friends & cocktails”. I used a font called “Mainstay”. It is a fun retro font that I got from Creative Fabrica.

I wanted to place all of my colors on the mat and cut just one time. This is how it looked.

Screen shot of Cricut design space with the flip flops and the text design

Step 2: Cut the design, weed and add transfer tape

Measure the size of the pieces that need to be cut and place them on the mat according the mat measurements shown in your mat preview. You can move and adjust where the designs will be cut on the mat so you can be exact when you place your vinyl pieces.

Since the text is being cut from one color these were placed in a row and a large piece of vinyl was placed below the flip flops.

If you keep all of your designs in one color then you the Cricut machine will not break up the pieces into different mat colors.

I didn’t use any special cut settings. I selected vinyl and then continued with my cut.

The Cricut mat with all four vinyl pieces ready for cutting.

Once the shapes and text have been cut, go ahead and weed them and add transfer tape to the top.

Now they are ready to apply to the metal wine glasses.

Step 3: Apply the designs to the metal wine glasses

This is what the metal wine glasses looked like before I started. Aren’t they cute? There is a lid and I got the green and a blue as well. I just love them but I am not sure how insulated they are. Maybe not at all but cute has to count for something. Drink fast and refill…right? LOL

To prep the wine glasses I just washed them with soap and water so they were nice and clean when I applied the viny.

Next make sure the transfer tape is secure.

Adding the transfer tape to the top of the flip flop vinyl pieces.

Remove the backing and apply to the glass.

Applying the flip flop sun changing vinyl to the metal wine glass

Once the flip flops are where you like them, remove the transfer tape.

Removing the transfer tape from the flip flops on the metal wine glass

Repeat this process with the text.

Before you apply the vinyl, cut some slits into the transfer tape. This helps to place the text straight on the curved cup.

Cutting slits in the transfer tape of the text design.

Adding the text to the wine glass next to the flip flops.

Some of my text went on with a little bubble or a slight fold. When that happened I just peeled that part up very carefully and set it back down to smooth it out.

Adjusting some of the vinyl after it was placed onto the metal wine glass

Step 4: Take them out to the sun with some cocktails!

Before I take them out to show you how gorgeous they are I wanted to show you how they look inside.

Finished sun changing vinyl wine glasses before going out to the sun.
A close up picture of the finished metal wine glass before going out into the sun.

After Being In The Sun!

Look how fun these are after being in the sun for just a few minutes.

Yay!!!! They are so pretty.

The finished blue and purple metal wine glasses after being in the sun for a few minutes.

Finished metal wine glasses with sun changing vinyl.   Pink, purple and blue flip flops after being in the sun.

What do you think? I am in love with these guys and I can’t wait to use them in my hammock chairs.

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Sun Changing Vinyl Metal Wine Glasses

Finished metal wine glasses with colorful sun changing vinyl

Personalize metal wine glasses using sun changing vinyl from StyleTechCraft. In the sun the vinyl turns from white to blue, pink & purple.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15 - $20



  1. Choose your flip flop design and upload it to Design Space.
  2. Choose your font and create the text "friends & cocktails"
  3. Arrange the designs on the mat and cut just one time
  4. Weed the designs
  5. Add transfer tape
  6. Wash metal wine glasses with soap and water
  7. Apply the flip flops cut from the sun changing vinyl
  8. Apply the text overlapping the flip flips slightly
  9. Take them outside and enjoy the burst of color

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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