Shamrock T-Shirt

 Show your festive nature this St. Patrick’s Day or just bring yourself some good luck by making and wearing this shamrock shirt.

What you’ll need:

  • T-shirt, washed and dried without fabric softener
  • Green fabric paint OR green acrylic paint and textile medium
  • Gold glitter fabric paint
  • 3-D neon green fabric paint
  • Cutting board or cookie sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Heart-shaped foam stamp

How to make it:

  1. If using acrylic paint, mix with textile medium according to directions on the back of the textile medium bottle.
  2. Place cutting board inside the t-shirt and then place a piece of wax paper between the cutting board and shirt. (Click for photo.)
  3. Position the cutting board where you want it.
  4. Tuck the sleeves, sides and bottom of the shirt underneath the cutting board. (Click for photo.)
  5. Paint the heart foam stamp with a generous amount of green paint.
  6. Press the painted heart stamp onto the shirt, and then carefully lift away. (Click for photo)
  7. Create shamrocks positioning three or four hearts together; they should meet at the heart points. Draw a stem to complete the shamrock.
  8. When you are finished adding shamrocks to your shirt, allow the green paint to dry for about half an hour.
  9. Use gold glitter fabric paint to add a gold glow around the shamrocks, spread with a paintbrush or your finger. (Click for photo.)
  10. Pipe 3-D fabric paint around the border of the shamrocks. (Click for photo.)
  11. Carefully lift the entire cutting board and shirt and move it to a quiet spot where it will remain undisturbed so it can dry overnight (or at least 6 hours).


  • In craft supply stores, fabric paint is usually in a separate section from the regular craft paint. Look for a section specifically geared at painted and embellished clothing.
  • If you like, add “Kiss Me I’m Irish” or another fun phrase to your shirt.
  • Textile medium is available in your local craft store, usually by the craft paint.
 Don’t forget to order your t-shirts or tanks for this great craft idea at Rock Bottom T-Shirts, where select tanks are on sale at 15% off!

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