How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip

How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip

How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip Stripping Gel

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I have always loved the look of etched tumblers but never wanted to buy a sand blaster or other etching machine – where would I store them?? So when I learned about using CitriStrip stripping gel I HAD to give it a try. Now that I have, everyone will be getting tumblers for the holidays. 😍

Get the “Girls Trip” svg file that I use in this video for free

make a girls trip tumbler with CitriStrip
etching tumbler supplies


Want to see how it works before you give it a shot?  Watch the video below


53 sec – Supplies
2:24 – Prepping your Tumbler
3:06 – Prep and apply your vinyl stencil
4:50 – use a hair dryer to secure your stencil
5:20 – using aluminum foil to prevent tumbler from rolling around
5:45 – protect the rest of the tumbler with masking or painters tape
8:36 – how long to leave the CitriStrip on your tumbler
9:41 – removing the CitriStrip and powder coating to reveal the metal part of the tumbler (the fun part!)
12:48 – where to get the free GIRLS TRIP svg file

Music: Music by Lesfm available at

apply vinyl stencil to the tumbler
use hair dryer to seal any gaps
apply CitriStrip gel to the tumbler
remove powder coating after gel stripper has worked
set of six 20 oz tumblers on Amazon

I got the 20 oz black tumbler used in the example with my logo from Amazon. 

The set of 6 tumblers comes with 2 kinds of lids, 2 kinds of straws and a cleaning brush for each double wall travel tumbler.

The pink one in the video was from Walmart.

If you make a tumbler (good luck making just 1!) and post photos to social media be sure to tag me so I can see.

🥤 Tara Reed


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