Color Burst T-Shirt

Color Burst T-Shirt

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Duncan

Additional Information



  • Tulip:
    • Dye Techniques Kit
    • Surface Cover
  • White T-shirt
  • Large flat glass marbles
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Washing machine & dryer


Read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wet shirt and wring dry or place in washer on spin cycle.
  2. Cover work surface with Surface Cover. Place shirt on surface and smooth with hands.
  3. Place a marble inside front of shirt. Tightly wrap fabric around the marble and secure with a rubber band. Continue to add marbles to form tie-dye designs.
  4. Wear gloves; fill turquoise and fuchsia dye bottles with water to line indicated. Shake until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Squeeze turquoise onto shirt, avoiding marble sections and carefully lifting shirt to dye back.
  6. Replace lid of fuchsia dye bottle with sprayer from kit. Test on a paper towel, then spray top of each section of fabric banded with a marble, letting overspray blend with turquoise dye to create purple color.
  7. Let set 4 to 6 hours. Carefully cut off rubber bands and remove marbles. Wash in washer with small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer.