Hi Friends! Summer is in full swing here with triple-digit temperatures so it’s just the right time to share how to sublimate an ice cream cup. Let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate an Ice Cream Cup
I created this project a few months ago and shared it on all my social media channels, but just realized I didn’t share it here yet! Well, my timing works out because National Ice Cream Day is July 16th so I’m just in time!
I really love these lowball sublimation tumblers, they are the perfect size for hot and cold drinks. But why not Ice Cream? The insulated tumblers keep the ice cream so cold and the lids are perfect for ice cream on the go. The lid even has a small opening for my wooden spoons! Let’s get into what you will need to make these at home…
What you will need:
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I created a quick video to show the easy process, check it out below…
It looks easy, right? It really is, so let’s go over the steps…
Download my design. Print it on sublimation paper from your sublimation printer. Trim to fit around your mini tumbler. (I created the design to be a little larger so you can use it for cups, tumblers, or other sublimation projects.)
Set the temperature on the tumbler press to 385 degrees for 60 seconds. If you are using a sublimation oven, set it at 383 degrees for 8 mins. Like with all sublimation projects, make sure you have good ventilation.
While the press or oven is heating up. Wrap the design around the tumbler and secure it with heat tape along the seam, as well as the top and bottom to prevent ghosting. Wrap it with butcher paper to protect the press. Or use shrink wrap for the oven.
Once the press is ready, place the tumbler in the press and pull the lever. Don’t forget the heat-resistant gloves! When it beeps, rotate it 90 degrees and repeat. Remove from the press and place it on a heat-resistant mat. If using the oven, place it in the oven and remove it once it beeps.
Remove the butcher paper, tape, and sublimation paper to reveal the design.
Once cooled, handwash the inside and out. And you’re ready to fill it with your favorite ice cream! Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Add the lid and wooden spoon and you have ice cream on the go that will stay cold!
I hope you try out this fun project, if you do please tag me on social media @michellespartyplanit. I’d love to see your creations!
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