Shimmer Bubbles Tote Bag
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Shimmer Bubbles Tote Bag

Create a tote that’s bubbling with shimmery creativity! Turn a T-shirt into a handbag you can’t keep your hands off of with a pair of scissors, Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™ and Tulip® Fashion Glitter™. Designed by Cheryl Ball Courtesy of iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ (Jewels - 5 pack)
  • Tulip® Craft Mat™ (9-inch x 9-inch square)
  • Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™ (Deep Red Slick, Purple Slick, Royal Blue, Blazin Blue, Leaf Green)
  • T-shirt (Large, Black)
  • Scissors
  • White Chalk (sharpened to point)
  • Paper Towels
  • Bin (for water)
  • Cardboard (to fit inside tote)
  • Iron

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Wash shirt without softeners to remove sizing, dry in dryer then iron smooth.

Step: 2

Use scissors to cut off sleeves just past seam line. Cut off neckline, cutting down as far as armholes.

Step: 3

To create tote, refold shirt, aligning side seams at hem then make sure seams are centered on work surface - the side of shirt will be front of tote. Line up neck and arm holes, trimming to match if needed.

Step: 4

Fold bottom edges up about 2-inches along hem edge. Line up side of Craft Mat with edge of fold then use chalk to mark off 1-inch intervals along length, moving mat as needed. Use scissors to snip 1-inch in at every chalk mark then unfold.

Step: 5

Starting at one end, insert strip through one slit, come out through next then tie a tight double knot. Repeat across lower edge of tote, trimming ends to even out if needed.

Step: 6

Insert cardboard into tote to prevent paint seepage. Start flow of 3D Fashion Paint on paper towel using an even pressure on bottle for a smooth line. Referring to photo for colors, squeeze a thin, even line of paint around circles on Craft Mat, working quickly when different colors are used.

Step: 7

Carefully flip mat over and position where desired on bag then lightly press fingers over area on back of mat to transfer paint to fabric.

Step: 8

Lift off mat to reveal design. Working quickly, sprinkle same color glitter over wet paint. Repeat step with remaining designs. To create peace sign, outline desired size of circle with paint then create lines within circle and press in place on bag. Use a damp paper towel to clean off mat between each paint pressing.

Step: 9

Let paint thoroughly dry then pounce all excess glitter into trash can, tapping areas with finger to remove all extra glitter.


Use a damp paper towel to wipe paint off Craft Mat between uses.