- T-shirt (long or short sleeve, any color!)
- Fabric glue (I used Tulip brand "Fashion Glitter Bond"
- Craft sponges (I used the white, angled kind)
- Glitter (I used silver Tulip "Fashion Glitter" but I'm sure other glitter would work, too)
- Masking tape (I used 1 3/4 inch wide tape)
Step one: Start with a clean, freshly laundered t-shirt. Slip some wax paper inside the shirt and smooth flat so that the front of the shirt doesn't get stuck to the back when you start gluing. (I actually used some plastic drawer liner because I didn't have any wax paper around).
Step 2: Using masking tape, start masking off the stripes. You can make as few or as many stripes as you'd like, thick or thick, uniform or varying widths. I just eye-balled it, no patience for measuring.
Step 3: Beginning with the top row or "stripe", squeeze some of your glue and spread it evenly using the little applicator sponge. Make sure you get good, even coverage, but don't put too much. You have to work kinda quickly so the glue doesn't seep into the t-shirt and/or dry before you sprinkle on the glitter.
Step 4: Generously sprinkle your glitter onto the glue. I worked one row at a time. Towards the end, I lifted the tee from the top and actually gently shook the excess glue downwards to cover the remaining gluey stripes.
Step 5: Allow your glue to dry at least 2 hours. Then, carefully peel off the tape to reveal your gorgeous, glittery stripes!
Tips: You may want to spray your t-shirt with sealer or hair spray to minimize glitter loss, then wash separately the first time.
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