DIY Shimmer Stripes Refashion

Molly took on my Refashion challenge this month by creating something using Fabric Paint. Refashions can be as simple as this one today!

diy bling top

She adds a bit of her personality with a few simple steps.


Tshirt/Top (with stripes)

Shimmer Fabric Paint – (we used white by Tulip from

Wax paper or cardboard or freezer paper (to put in between the layers)

Step 1: We chose a striped top and wanted to add some “umphf” to it but adding the same color paint to the stripe. Just Shimmery! Put the wax paper (or other material mentioned above) in between the t-shirt layers.

diy shimmer stripes refashion

Step 2: Add the white paint to the white stripes. She found it easiest to use her finger to control the paint on the knit fabric. She also chose to do every other white stripe so there was a hint of shimmer.

DIY shimmer refashion stripes

Step 3: Let the paint dry for about 1 hour (or the package instructions). Add a second coat as desired. She liked the look of a hint of shimmer and not too over powering.  We love this paint because it doesn’t require any heat setting and it’s the perfect combo of paint and glitter!

diy girls refashion

She can wear it as a swimsuit cover up or can wear it with shorts and a tee!

DIY girls stripes refashion

June Challenge: Colorful Rainbow!

We are so pleased to announce our very FIRST ever refashion challenge! If you haven’t heard, we’ll be doing challenges once a month here at Refashion Files. Do you want to learn what a challenge is and how to participate? Click here.

Our first challenge has a fun and summery theme: rainbow! Turns out that rainbow items are all the rage, and that makes us happy, because we love color. This month we have a fantastic sponsor:


iLovetoCreate is well-known for their fashion oriented craft products and cutting edge project ideas. At Refashion Files we particularly love their Tulip brand, with fabric paints, dyes, sprays, markers and more! If you are looking to decorate fabric, these are the products you want. A huge thanks to iLovetoCreate for this month’s rainbow prize pack valued at $70!


  • Theme: Rainbow! Any refashion project using at least 4 colors of the rainbow will be accepted.
  • Dates: June 4th – June 24th
  • Linky opening date: June 25th. This is the date to visit our blog and add your project to the linky! Only projects added to the challenge linky will be considered for the prize.
  • Prize: $70 worth of Tulip product from

Do you want a challenge button? Grab it here:

Have fun crafting!