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Glittered Stenciled T-Shirt Craft


Add some stylish flair to children's cotton T-shirts using glitter and a simple stencil.


  • Cotton t-shirt
  • Cardboard
  • Stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Fabric glue
  • Foam "pouncer" applicator
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate or tray


  1. Step 1

    Place cardboard inside T-shirt to protect bottom layer. Tape stencil in place as desired.

  2. Step 2

    Use foam pouncer to apply fabric glue within stencil. Pour glitter over stencil and shake off into paper plate or tray. Carefully remove stencil and allow glue to dry completely.

  3. Step 3

    For best results, let fabric glue cure for 7 to 10 days before washing.

The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010

Reviews (5)

  • 17 Feb, 2011

    Once a shirt has been glittered and glue is cured, how do you "set" the glitter to keep it from flaking off?

  • 6 Jan, 2011

    Super cute! I tried this craft. Here are step by step instructions and photos: Step by step instructions with photos!

  • 5 Jul, 2010

    I am so humbled by Martha's use of my stencils to create these glittering cool shirts! I love the black glitter, so fun! Thanks for featuring Stencil1 stencils, Martha you inspire me every day! Ed Roth,

  • 16 Jun, 2010

    where do you sign in to try to win the Jamaica family trip?

  • 25 May, 2010

    I love this idea for a birthday party craft/favor. Will the glitter come off in the wash?