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Night Sky Tees | T-Shirt Decorations

Night Sky Tees

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

These glow-in-the-dark T-shirts may be the ultimate evening wear. Although they require some daytime preparation, they make a fashion statement long after the sun goes down.


  • Black or navy blue T-shirt, pre-washed
  • Con-Tact paper
  • Cardboard Fabric paint (we used white and silver glitter) Foam paintbrushes
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint (we used white, orange, and green)
  • Cotton swabs


  1. On the Con-Tact paper, trace a round plate for a planet or draw a waning moon and stars.
  2. Cut the shapes from the paper to create a stencil, then peel off the backing and press the stencil onto the shirt.
  3. Insert a piece of cardboard between the shirt layers to keep the paint from bleeding through.
  4. Use a paintbrush to fill in the shapes with fabric paint (we used white for the planet and moon, silver glitter for the stars).
  5. After the paint dries, add a layer of glow-in-the-dark paint (we used orange for the planet, white for the rest).
  6. When that paint is dry, peel off the stencil.
  7. Add green glow-in-the-dark rings to the planet.
  8. For small stars, use a cotton swab to dab glitter-paint dots onto the shirt.
  9. Follow the fabric paint instructions for setting the design and washing your shirt.