Our boys school celebrates Halloween every year with a costume parade followed by class parties later in the afternoon. While all the kids come to school dressed in costume to kick off the celebration, they need something festive to wear later in the day.
Instead of purchasing a Halloween shirt this year, our boys asked if they could create their own with glow in the dark puffy paint from I Love to Create. Since I’m not one to say no to creativity, I took on their challenge and these are the shirts we created.
What’s great about these shirts, is that they looks great day or night, so there’s no need to have to bring a second set of clothes to change into.
DIY Halloween Glow In The Dark Shirts
Make a statement this Halloween and create your own DIY Halloween Glow In The Dark Shirt perfect for parties, trick-or-treating or to wear any time.
This easy to follow tutorial will show you how to create your own Halloween shirts, but don’t let this tutorial limit you to a Halloween theme. Use this tutorial as inspiration to create a shirt for any type of occasion including spirit wear for team sports, birthday parties, school crafts and various holidays.
Puffy Paint Glow
Black T-Shirt (Pre-wash)
Cardboard Shirt Form
Adhesive Halloween Stencil
Silhouette Halloween Shape
Adhesive Stencil Film
Silhouette Cutting Mat
Prepare your shirt by pre-washing and fitting over the cardboard shirt form.
Creating Your Stencil
Create your own stencil design with the Silhouette Cameo.
- Load your Halloween Shape in Silhouette Design Studio.
- Resize the shape as desired to fit your t-shirt. Be sure to leave room around the design to protect your project when applying paint.
- Load the Silhouette cutting mat and adhesive stencil (with the vinyl side up as directed) into the Silhouette Cameo. Select the vinyl cut setting and adjust the blade as directed.
- Send the design to the Silhouette Cameo and cut.
Create your own stencil design by hand.
- Tape the adhesive stencil onto a cutting surface.
- Tape the image to be stenciled on top of the adhesive film.
- Use a craft knife to cut along the image lines. Be sure to leave room around the design to protect your project when applying ink.
Applying The Stencil
- Remove cut-outs from stencil leaving only the negative space to act as the stencil and set aside. Don’t forget to transfer all the inner negative space pieces of the open shapes, letters and numbers.
- Remove the liner from transfer tape and gently lay tape over your stencil starting in the center and moving out towards the ends.
- Burnish the tape onto the vinyl using overlapping strokes.
- Peel the liners off the vinyl. Keep an eye out for the inner negative space pieces so your don’t lose any.
- Lightly place the image on your t-shirt as desired.
- Once in place, burnish your image onto your shirt.
- Gently peel back the transfer tape at a 45 degree angle. If stencil starts to come off with the transfer tape, lay area back down and burnish again.
Painting Your Shirt
- Place a small amount of paint on your paint tray.
- With the sea sponge, softly and lightly dab paint on your shirt in the color desired. I used the corner of the sponge for better control. Don’t apply the paint too thick or it may bleed under your stencil.
- Let dry for a few minutes.
- Repeat step #2 and #3 to create a second coat.
- Immediately remove stencil after the second coat while the paint is still wet.
- Let dry as directed.
- Leave as is or outline your stenciled image with puffy paint.
Note: Sponged design will create a mild soft glow. For a brighter glow, outline your stenciled image with puffy paint.
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