Rising Stars Tie-Dye T-shirt
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Rising Stars Tie-Dye T-shirt

This optical illusion design is quite easy to achieve! Start with the hypnotic swirl design tie-dye pattern in patriotic colors and then add shimmery silver glitter stars that appear to float in air!

Designed by Kristen Thompson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit® - Ultimate
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® - Medium Silver
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® Bond
  • T-shirt, 100% Cotton - White
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Freezer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft Knift
  • Copy Paper - White

Project Instructions

Step 1 Pre-wash fabric without fabric softener. Do not dry.

Step 2 Cover work surface with plastic table cover. Lay damp fabric flat on work surface.

Step 3 Decide where you want the swirl to be on the fabric. Pinch fabric at this point. Twist fabric around into a flat spiral.

Step 4 Bind with rubber bands, creating six wedge shapes. Use more rubber bands as desired.

Step 5 Prepare dye following package instructions.

Step 6 Apply dye on wedges, alternating wedges with Blue and Red dyes.

Step 7 Cover fabric with plastic table cover. Let set 6-8 hours.

Step 8 Rinse fabric in warm water until water runs clear. Remove rubber bands.

Step 9 Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.

Step 10 Trace stars onto freezer paper. Use craft knife to cut out stars to create stencils.

Step 11 Apply freezer paper stencils to shirt with iron.

Step 12 Sponge Fashion Glitter® Bond in stencil openings. While adhesive is still wet, sprinkle glitter on top and press in place with fingers if necessary. Repeat for each star.

Step 13 Remove stencils and let dry. Shake off excess glitter onto piece of copy paper and return extra to glitter container.