Skulls & Bows T-Shirt

Skulls & Bows T-Shirt

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



  • Tulip items:
    • Soft Fabric Paint: Matte Petal Pink, Metallic Platinum
    • 3 Express Yourself Flocked Iron-On Transfers
    • Black Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
    • Glam-It-Up! 200 Iron-On Crystals
    • 3 Express Yourself Iron-On Appliques
    • Pink Bow Skull Mini Fashion Iron
  • Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive
  • 1-1/3 yd Grosgrain ribbon - 1/2" wide, pink
  • T-shirt, black
  • Scissors
  • 2 small disposable bowls
  • Paintbrushes - large, round
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Tweezers
  • Measuring tablespoon
  • Paper towels
  • Ruler

NOTE: For best results, please read all manufacturer's instructions before starting project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.


  1. Prewash T-shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener.
  2. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Place T-shirt on work surface, facing up.
  3. Measure three tablespoons of water into both bowls. Squirt Matte Petal Pink Soft Fabric Paint into one bowl and Metallic Platinum into other bowl. Mix each color, using paintbrush. Clean paintbrush with paper towels.
  4. Dip paintbrush into Petal Pink mixture. Splatter mixture onto shirt, creating a diagonal pattern. Repeat procedure, using Metallic Platinum. Let dry.
  5. Arrange a random pattern of Flocked Iron-On Transfers on shirt. Iron in place, using Mini Fashion Iron and following manufacturer's instructions. Repeat procedure to apply remaining Transfers.
  6. Arrange Iron-on Appliques near Transfers. Iron in place.
  7. Prepare Cordless Heat-Setting Tool. Using tweezers, arrange crystals as desired to accent one applique. Gently touch tip of Tool on top of one crystal for 5 to 6 seconds. Repeat to attach remaining crystals.
  8. Cut two 20" lengths of ribbon. Squeeze a thin line of Fabric Fusion around edge of one sleeve. Center ribbon onto glue, keeping ends free. Let dry. Tie ends into bow.
  9. Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry. To iron, turn garment inside out, being careful not to touch design with iron. Do not dry clean.