Looking for creative ways to make your old outfits new again? Or maybe add some extra color to a simple set of clothes? This clothing DIY from Norx in the Know uses Tulip Fabric Paints in glittery colors to dress up a loungewear set with sparkling polka dots. Pick out your favorite paints and let’s get started!
- Tulip Fabric Paints in desired colors
- Loungewear set or other clothing
- Round object for making dots (like the eraser end of a pencil or handle of a paint pouncer)
- Paper plate or paint palette
- Paper towels
Before getting started on this clothing DIY, make sure your wearables have been washed and dried without fabric softener, especially if they are brand new. (New fabrics are usually coated in a chemical called “sizing” that can prevent the paint from properly bonding with the fabric fibers. Fabric softener does the same thing.)
Shake each paint color and squeeze some of each onto a paper plate or paint palette. Dip your round object (such as the eraser end of a pencil or a brush handle) into the first paint color, then press onto your clothing. Continue this process with the first color, creating dots randomly on your clothing.
Clean off your brush handle (or tool you are using) and dip into your next paint color. Repeat the process of dipping into paint and pressing onto the fabric until you are happy with the way your polka dots look on this clothing DIY! Depending on the paint color or finish you are working with, you might want to dab on a second coat after the first coat dries. When you are finished, let your clothing dry flat until the paint is completely dry.