I love galaxy inspired prints and jackets but did not like the price tag($75 for leggings? I could just buy an entirely new wardrobe at a thrift store and still have enough money for lunch!) and thought it would be awesome to make an Instructable to make your own "galaxy" clothing article!

This is a great gift for those who are on a tight budget this Christmas or for those who want to make their plain old black sweatshirt, t-shirts, jeans, whatevers into space-tacular stylish wear!

It even glows in the dark and is great for parties under black lights hahaha

If you have plain old boring black clothes laying around that you don't wear anymore... UPCYCLE AND MAKE GALAXY SHIRTS.

It's an easy way to make a "one of a kind" wardrobe!

If you can't paint... IT'S OKAY! YOU CAN DO THIS!

It's super easy to do and takes maybe an hour or two depending on how much you want to "build" the paint.

  • T-shirt Paints:ANY COLOR YOU LIKE! This is going to be your creation! BE CREATIVE!Don't forget a glow in the dark paint (I used a IRIDESCENT BLUE, IRIDESCENT PURPLE, IRIDESCENT PINK, WHITE and GLOW IN THE DARK BLUE) $1.50 each
  • Sponges: I used my unused makeup sponges but really any clean unused sponge will do
  • Palette or unneeded piece of scrap cardboard: I used a piece of cardboard I ripped off a cereal box but you can use a palette.
  • A small paintbrush or tooth pick: To paint the planets and bigger stars
  • Black sweatshirt, T-shirt, canvas bag, sweatpants, jeans, etc.: Anything you feel like painting.
Cost of Project: Depending on how much your sweatshirt, t-shirt, canvas bag, jeans, etc. costs but the paints and sponges themselves are $10

I highly recommend if you buy from Joanns or Michaels to print out their coupons for your purchase(Joanns and Michaels both take each others coupons)

Got everything on the list? LET'S GET STARTED

Step 1: Let's start sponge painting the base, BLUE!

Okay so if you picked the same colors as me: Great! Follow my instructions!

If you picked your own colors: Your darkest color is your base.

Take your blue(darkest paint) and squeeze some onto your palette, about the size of a dime(or in my case my cereal box scrap).

Don't add too much, you can always add more.

Take your sponge and lightly dab it into the paint and sponge on the paint lightly on the places you want to make your "galaxy" begin.

Don't sponge on the paint too thick because it'll be harder to fix mistakes, better to paint lightly and slowly build up your paint.

One you painted it let it sit and dry for about 5 ~ 10 minutes before adding another coat of paint.

I did about 3 layers of blue paint.
Will the paint come off or run if the sweatshit gets washed?
<p>Hi! Sorry for the terribly late response, yes, it is machine washable! just make sure to not layer too much paint!</p>
Sweatshirt* i am very sorry for that typo
<p>Swag. Can I post this on my Pinterest pag?</p>
<p>good job! I really like it. It's one of my favorites.!</p>
<p>This is a very well done instructable! The detailed steps and tips on avoiding over-painting, for example, are so valuable. Plus the project turned out beautiful! Makes me want to try this with my grandson, the space nut. Great job!</p>
<p>THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WHAT I AM GIVING MYSELF THIS CHRISTMAS. Thanks so much for the DIY galaxy shirts! Love it soooo much &lt;3</p>
<p>So cool! I will try ^ u ^ </p>
<p>Yay for anything galaxy! Great job! :)</p>
<p>you could also buy one like that legging for 6 dollars from ebay... moreover by making it by yourself you might don't like it and it will be wast of money</p>
<p>How would you suggest keeping it clean and keeping the paint nice? I've had bad experiences with paint separating from fabric in the past, and I would like to know what you use to keep yours intact.</p>
Fantastic! These turned out really nicely!
This is great, good job! :)
Awesome work!
Thanks for the awesome 'ible! <br>Now i can space-out my unused clothes.
Thanks for tutorial! I have always wanted to make galaxy t-shirts and sweatshirts!
Any tips on washing these?
Wash on cold and try to avoid over drying to prevent the t-shirt paint from cracking.
I've had my eye on a galaxy print fabric, but didn't want to pay the price per yard. I'll have to just get some plain cotton fabric and just use this tutorial instead. I can't believe how good this looks. I'm always clueless when it comes to using t-shirt paint, but I'll definitely have to pick some up to try this. Thanks for this tutorial.
Very nice! Being a &quot;sneakerhead&quot; this would go great with the Galaxy Foamposites I have stored away! Def' gonna' try this. :) <br>Thanks for posting up.

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