Spring Shimmer Tee
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Spring Shimmer Tee

Welcome spring with a shimmery shirt! Make a simple tee magical in minutes with spritzed on color from Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint™ and sparkly butterflies created with Tulip® Sticky Fabric Stencils™ and Tulip® Fashion Glitter™.
Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Form™
  • Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint™: Violet, Hawaiian Fizz, Grape
  • Tulip® Glitter Spray Paint: Sparkling Star
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond™
  • Tulip® Sticky Fabric Stencils™: Medium Butterflies 4-inch x 8-inch
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™: Primary Glitter Assortment
  • T-Shirt: White
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Scratch Paper
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Prewash and dry t-shirt; do not use fabric softener.

Step: 2

Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth and lay t-shirt on prepared surface.

Step: 3

Pinch shirt along the shoulders with one hand, and at the same time pinch the hem, creating “peaks and valleys” within fabric.

Step: 4

Spray Violet Fabric Spray Paint over the “peaks.” Unfold the fabric.

Step: 5

Repeat pinching fabric and spray “peaks” with Hawaiian Fizz.

Step: 6

Repeat once more and lightly spray “peaks” with Grape.

Step: 7

Let shirt dry 1 hour before continuing next step.

Step: 8

Place Fashion Form inside shirt.

Step: 9

Remove butterfly stencils from packaging and press onto shirt in desired order, starting at top left shoulder of shirt and moving down toward bottom hem.

Step: 10

Apply Glitter Bond inside the butterflies with sponge applicator then immediately pour Blue glitter over the Glitter Bond and press with finger to set. Let set for 10 minutes.

Step: 11

Turn the shirt sideways to dump glitter onto a piece of scratch paper and pour back into container for reuse.

Step: 12

Repeat steps to create desired number of butterflies on shirt.

Step: 13

Let dry flat 2 hours. Wait 72 hours to wash. Wash alone (turn inside out). Line dry.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Practice spraying Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint™ on paper towels to get a feel for spray pump before spraying project.