DIY DIY fashion galaxy

DIY Galaxy Shirt #2

March 27, 2013
DIY Galaxy Shirt
Over the past year, I’ve majorly geeked out over making galaxy print clothes. First there was my galaxy print dress, then the galaxy print collared shirt, and then the galaxy print scarf. I’ve tried a few different techniques and they’re all pretty awesome, but I really like the subtlety of this technique. (Inner space geeks rejoice!)

DIY Galaxy Shirt

DIY Galaxy Shirt
To make the galaxy shirt, you need a black 100% cotton shirt, bleach, and some fabric spray paint. I bought a black 100% cotton shirt from H&M, but when I tried to bleach it, nothing happened. I did a bit of research and it turns out that there is a chemical finish on cheap cotton to make it last longer. (:///) It seemed to wear off (a little) after I washed it a few times, but the bleach wasn’t doing the awesome things that it did on the galaxy dress I made. Look for a black cotton shirt at the thrift shop and it will react to the bleach much better.

DIY Galaxy Shirt

To make the galaxy design, I chose some space-like colors with a little glitter paint on the right. With this technique, you just spray all of the colors in layers– blue, then purple, then pink, then a splash of grey, and then some glitter… And let it dry! (Repeat on the other side.)

DIY Galaxy Shirt

DIY Galaxy Shirt

DIY Galaxy Shirt
I almost have a complete wardrobe to go back to Space Camp. ๐Ÿ™‚

Disclosure: I am not a paid representative of, but I think they’re great. ๐Ÿ™‚ A huge thanks to Alexa from for sending along the paint!

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  • The Lady Anita Butch March 28, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I had the same troubles when making my first galaxy dress. The bleach and dyes didn't take at all on 100 percent cotton because of the treatments on cheap fabric. Gross. But I see it's worked wonderfully on your other items. I'm glad someone else is as enthusiastic as I am about galaxy print and DIY.

    Anyway, I've taken to painting galaxy print on everything. I've made a bra (that lights up!), tie, gift box and coffee table. And I've taken custom orders for another bra, bow tie and boxers. You can see some of my work here:

  • Salvage Cadence March 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I didn't know how I felt about the galaxy trend before..but I think it really works with this shirt. I will definitely be trying this out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • StacieGrissom March 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    WHOA! Your galaxy bra is ca-razy incredible! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also– I do not want to know what chemicals are on the cotton. I tried to do a little research and figured ignorance is bliss. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • StacieGrissom March 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mckenna Turnbull Ryan April 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I love how you re-did this shirt! You look so cute! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I love the design, it is so lovely. I will definitely be following you on Bloglovin! xx. McKenna Lou

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  • mayceegreene August 23, 2013 at 4:38 am

    I'm using this idea for a shirt I am making for a concert I am going to. Thank you for this great idea!:)

    Maycee (Gold Buyer)