Ombré Love T-Shirt
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Ombré Love T-Shirt

If you love all things ombré, then this project is for you! Start with a plain white tee and shade with three colors of Tulip® tie dye using the ombré technique. Next, give your shirt a little depth with a large sweeping fabric paint heart.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ Refills – Red, Fuchsia and Purple
  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint – Ebony
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Plastic Dye Bottles, Empty
  • Water Cup, Large
  • Chalk
  • Paintbrushes – 4-5" Flat and 1" Flat
  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash shirt and do not dry.

Step 2 Cover work surface with plastic table cover. Tape cover down to create a stable painting surface.

Step 3 Lay out T-shirt flat on protected work surface.

Step 4 In empty dye bottles, mix red, fuchsia, and purple dye refills according to package instructions.

Step 5 Apply red dye across neck and shoulders of T-shirt. Use wide paintbrush dipped in water to blend dye downward. Rinse brush and refill water cup.

Step 6 Apply fuchsia dye to center section of shirt, blending upward into red section and downward toward shirt bottom. Rinse brush and refill water cup.

Step 7 Apply purple dye to bottom of T-shirt, and blend upward into fuchsia section with wet paintbrush. Add water or dye as needed to blend colors.

Step 8 Allow shirt to sit overnight on work surface. Rinse under cool running water to remove excess dye.

Step 9 Wash and dry shirt as instructed in package directions.

Step 10 Iron freezer paper to inside front of T-shirt. Use chalk to lightly sketch a heart shape onto T-shirt.

Step 11 Use Ebony Soft® paint and 1" brush to loosely paint a heart shape over sketched design. Let dry. Remove freezer paper from inside T-shirt.


Ironing a piece of freezer paper inside of T-shirt provides a stable painting surface and helps prevent paint seepage to back of T-shirt.

Craft Notes

Designed by Pattie Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.