Skull Striped Tee

October 4, 2014RaChil Luke

Halloween is hands down the best holiday of the year in my book and I do my best to celebrate all October long! I like to watch spooky shows or movies, play horror games, and read frighting tales the whole month so I can get the most out of the Halloween atmosphere.  Seeing as my wardrobe consists mostly of grey and/or black clothing I suppose I dress for Halloween all year long. If you’re not like me and want something festive to wear before the big night this project should be just what you need! (If you are like me, this is a perfect new wardrobe piece for cheap! It’s really a win-win)

When I saw this stamp in the impulse section (the stuff they show you when you’re waiting in line and impatient and likely to make impulse buys) I knew the marketing strategy had worked, because I had to have it. I imagined cute little skull-and-crossbones adorning all of my clothing items: skirts, dresses, leggings, shirts, pants, nothing would be safe! So far this is the only project I’ve made with it, but I have a pair of black leggings ready that need some extra oomph.  Can you see all the possibilities?


  • Fabric Paint (I went with white, I was considering grey)
  • Skull Stamp (I got mine at Joanns for $1)
  • Paint Brayer
  • Blank Shirt
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Paper plate or other paint surface
  • Small Paintbrush


Step 1: Place your first strip of tape along the bottom edge of the armscye (armpit) of your shirt. From the bottom of that strip measure down 1 1/2 inches and place another piece of tape. Repeat until there are a total of 6 pieces of tape.

Step 2: Pour some of your fabric paint onto a workable surface and use your brayer to spread out a swatch of it. Use this to dip your stamp in. Stamp evenly along the 1st 3rd and 5th rows.

Step 3: Few of my skulls were perfect and because I was trying to apply a light paint to a dark surface, I went over each skull with a small paint brush. You could continue the pattern all the way around the shirt, or leave it as is. Remove the tape and let dry for about 24 hours and you are free to wear your new adorably creepy t-shirt!

I have a lot of fun Halloween posts and tutorials for this month planned so make sure you check out my blog weekly, and while you’re waiting for that you can check out how I celebrated last year or how to make this bloody ax necklace. I think it’s the perfect accompanying accessory to this skull striped tee.
Til Next Time!


Comments (1)

  • Julie13

    October 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Great post! I love it!

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