DIY St. Patrick’s Day Cups

February 28, 2013Sarah Khandjian

DIY St. Patrick's Day Cups by Sarah Hearts

Tomorrow is March (already!) and this month is going to be a holiday packed month. To get a head start on holiday crafting, today I’m sharing a super easy tutorial for making your own decorative drinking glasses. A little over a year ago the Mr. got me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. I had been eyeing one for quite sometime after seeing Melissa post all the lovely things she was creating with hers. Now that I have one I’m absolutely hooked and have been creating paper, vinyl and fabric die-cut things. There’s just about one project that I used my Silhouette on in every room of our house.

DIY St. Patrick's Day Cups by Sarah Hearts

I filled my St. Patrick’s day cups with tangerine Italian soda. Just fill up a glass with ice, pour some of your favorite Italian soda (I love the Whole Food’s brand), top with a splash of cream, then finish with a spritz of whipped cream. So delicious and refreshing!

DIY St. Patrick's Day Cups by Sarah Hearts

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Time: 30 minutes
Silhouette cutting machine / adhesive vinyl / transfer paper / highball drinking glasses / St. Patrick’s Day SVG download

DIY St. Patrick's Day Cups by Sarah Hearts

1. Create your design using the Silhouette software and load the adhesive vinyl.

2. Let the Silhouette do it’s thing!

3. Peel away the negative space (the part that is the background).

4. Apply the transfer paper on top of the design, with the sticky side of the transfer paper down.

5. Cut the the transfer paper after you’ve covered a little bit past your design.

6. Use a squeegee to press the design onto the transfer paper.

7. Cut each design into an individual sticker.

8. Carefully apply the sticker onto the glass (make sure it’s clean and dust free) and use your fingers to smooth out any air bubbles.

9.  Carefully peel away the transfer tape.


  • Hilary

    February 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    oh my goodness that is so neat!!!

  • Krissy

    March 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Very cute! I would love for you to send me the design if you have time!

  • Becky

    March 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Adorable! I would love the design as well.

  • Laurie

    March 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I think that is so clever. I admire the fact that you are so organized and ahead of the holiday. Would love to have that file if you have time to send it.

  • Sarah

    March 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    SO cute! I’ve been trying to find an easy vinyl starter craft and I believe you just gave it to me! If you could please send me the design I would be very appreciative!

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    March 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Wonderful photography!

  • Ellie

    March 20, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Can you wash the glasses once they have the vinyl on them? I would LOVE to make these, but would hate for them to be a onetime use.

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      March 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Hi Ellie! Yes, you can wash them. I recommend only hand washing them but I’ve used mine about 3 times and they vinyl is still on there!

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  • Naomi

    February 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    If you could please send me the design, I would like to make a sign for my entryway. Thank you!

  • Leigh

    March 15, 2015 at 12:37 am

    what a cute design! Please send it to me. thanks in advance!

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