Crafting Tutorial: Glitter Flute Set

New Year’s Eve may have already come and gone, but today I wanted to share a tutorial on how to make these cute matching toasting flutes – perfect for New Year’s Eve or wedding season!

As always at Mosaicca, I do not use any affiliate links and am not sponsored to write this or any other content.

Materials needed:

  • Cutting machine, such as Cricut, Silhouette, Brother, etc.
  • Strong grip cutting mat
  • Weeding tool
  • Burnishing tool
  • Toasting flute set (I got mine at Target for about $10)
  • Christed font for personal use (or commercial license if you intend to sell these)
  • Rose gold adhesive matte foil (I used this kind)
  • Champagne-colored fine glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge sealing spray
  • Painter’s tape
  • Foam paint brush
  • 1-2 oz. water
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Cotton bud
  • Old newspaper or similar disposable work surface
  • Disposable gloves

Clean the glasses using the alcohol and cotton bud. Make sure to let any residual alcohol dry completely.

Pour water into one of the glasses up to the level you would like to be painted in glitter. Apply strips of the painter’s tape right at the level of the water and additionally up the rest of the glass (to protect to the rest of the glass from the sealing spray later on).

Pour the water into each of the other glasses, repeating the above step. This ensures that all glasses have a uniformly sized glitter base.

Next, set up your glitter painting station. I highly recommend doing this outside, if at all possible. I also recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting glitter on! There’s a good reason they call glitter the herpes of crafting.

Set up your disposable work surface, and get out the Mod-podge, glitter, brush, and glasses. Use the sponge brush to apply a thin layer of Mod-podge to each glass base. While standing over your disposable work surface, pour a liberal amount of glitter all over the base of the first glass.

Set the glass down upside down to dry. Pick up your disposable work surface and pour all the excess glitter back into the glitter jar. Repeat the painting and glittering for each remaining glass.

Allow the Mod-podge to dry at least 30 minutes — longer if you applied a thick coat. If you want the glitter to be extra glittery, repeat the painting and glittering steps once more. Mine just have a single layer of glitter painted on them, and I like how they turned out.

After your glasses have dried, add a layer of the Mod Podge sealant spray. Note: I followed the guidance of a YouTube tutorial and removed the painter’s tape immediately after spraying the glasses with sealant. Unfortunately, this did cause some spots of the glitter base to peel off! So I am currently on the hunt for a better method of sealing.

Next, log into your cutting design software. I have a Cricut Air Explore 2, so I use Cricut Design Space. I used a font called Christed for these glasses, as I think it is fun and flirty– perfect for toasting flutes!

As noted in the Materials section, you can download Christed for free for personal use here, and you can purchase a commercial license for it here for $12 USD, if you plan to sell these glasses.

To get the font in your cutting software, open the OpenType font file, and click the Install button.


You may need to refresh your cutting software for the font to show up (this is the case for Design Space, at least).

In your software, add four lines of text in Christed: “pop!”, “fizz!”, “clink!”, and “cheers!”

Adjust the height of each line to 1.25 inches, or whatever seems like an appropriate size for your flutes. You want to make sure that the text isn’t too big, otherwise it will be difficult to read on the glass.

Set your machine to the appropriate cutting depth for adhesive matte foil (on Cricut machines with a smart dial, set the dial to Custom, and when you go to make the cut, the screen will prompt you to choose the cutting depth you need. Click Browse All Materials, and under Vinyl, choose Adhesive Foil, Matte).

Note: It is VERY important to make sure you choose the setting for matte adhesive foil, not just adhesive foil. I made that mistake the first time cutting with this foil, and it ruined the cut.

Since this cut is going to be applied to the outside of the glass, we want to keep the image as is and do not need to mirror it like we would if we were adhering it to the back of a cutting board.

The foil is pretty heavy-duty, so I find it best to use a strong grip cutting mat. You may always have success with a standard grip mat, though.

Once you are done cutting, remove the negative space using your weeding tool.

Use your burnishing tool to apply strong grip transfer tape until you are able to pick up the words off the vinyl backing. Center them as desired onto each glass, and burnish until the foil sticks. In my experience, this foil vinyl sticks very easily and doesn’t need much burnishing.

And there you have it! A set of four matching, fun and flirty toasting flutes! With the exception of the painter’s tape pulling up some of the glitter, I’m pretty pleased with how these turned out. If you know of a better method for applying and sealing glitter on glasses, please let me know in the comments.

Stay crafty, my friends!

xoxo, Charlotte

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4 comments

  1. Ok, from a zero-percent crafty person, I just wanted to say that this was fun to read!
    I didn’t expect to come away with anything more than, “Hmm. That was interesting”. So imagine my surprise when I found myself thinking, “Hey…I could do that”! Although, admittedly, there’s some equipment I don’t own, I just felt like you explained it in enough detail that I could actually grasp the process from start to finish.
    I particularly liked that you shared the minor difficulties you encountered with the glitter/painter’s tape and what you’ve learned through experience with your Cricut machine. It was great context.
    Color me inspired!

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  2. If only my craftiness extended as far as something like this. I only use mine to get things I want (you see what I did there?).

    Youre a very resourceful person and it’s great that you share your talents with everyone in a not-for-profit manner unlike so many. Keep that up. It’s inspiring.

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    • *rimshot* Nice dad joke!

      As we’ve discussed, I really dislike it when profits get in the way of bloggers sharing genuine content. Cricut are known for sending bloggers free loot, even nice things like new machines (which, mind you, cost upwards of $250-$350). But there’s just no way I could personally be even remotely objective working with a free machine!!

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