Master the Art Of Galaxy Prints With This Simple DIY Tee

Do something innovative and new with your old, beat up tees in 2015 with some simple upcycling. Galaxy prints are currently all the rage, and you don't have to drop a ton of money to add them to your wardrobe. You can make your own fabulous galaxy print t-shirt at home with this easy-to-follow tutorial.Upcycled galaxy print tee tutorial graphic

Ideas and all images come from Snapguide. To create this shirt, you'll need to gather a few supplies. You'll need…

  • A plain black t-shirt
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper
  • Chalk or a white colored pencil
  • A spray bottle
  • Bleach
  • Colorful acrylic paint or fabric paint
  • A sponge
  • A toothbrush
  • Black fabric paint

Before you get working, you'll want to put on some old clothes that you don't mind getting messy. Also be sure to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands!Upcycled galaxy t-shirt tutorial from Snapguide steps 1-5 include masking off a black t-shirt, covering areas with newspaper, spraying with bleach and fixing up shape with black fabric paint

1. With your chalk of colored pencil, divide your shirt evenly into quarters to help you create whatever shape you'd like. A cross is pictured, but you can mark out any shape you desire with masking tape

2. Tape newspaper over the rest of the shirt. Also put some inside, so the bleach doesn't go through the shirt 

3. Pour a small amount of bleach into your spray bottle and spray into the right area a few times to get the desired pattern. Be careful to not get any bleach on your clothes

4. Remove the tape and newspaper. If your pattern is bleeding a bit, like in the image pictured, don't worry, because it will be fixed later! Throw the shirt into the washing machine and then dry, or the bleach won't leave the desired effect

5. Once the shirt is dry, use black fabric paint to fix your pattern if it bled in the previous step

Steps 6 through 10 of the galaxy print t-shirt tutorial include sponging on colorful paint, dotting with white stars, adding glitter and washing

6. Replace the masking tape and newspaper. Use the sponge to apply blue, pink, orange and/or purple acrylic or fabric paint between the bleached areas

7. Then use the toothbrush or paintbrush to flick or dab white acrylic paint to create stars. To make larger stars, you can dip the pencil into the acrylic paint and draw small X's

8. Once you're happy with your result, remove the newspaper

9. You can also add glitter if you'd like some extra shine on your shirt

10. And your shirt is nearly complete! Just place a cloth over your image and iron on a high setting, without steam, to set the drawing in place. If you'd like, wash the shirt again and it's rockin' and ready to wear.

We'd love to see your results. Share them with us at Sweety High, and check out even more great DIYs in the related articles listed below.