Puffy Paint Tank

My tutorial from this week was inspired by this amazing tank top found over at Alisa Burke. I loved it so much, and it looked easy enough so I thought I would give it a go!

-tank top (got mine for $4 at Walmart)
-one or two colors of puffy paint


Step 1: Secure your tank top down to your workspace, and make sure you have something between the two layers so the paint won't bleed through.

Step 2: Start applying puffy paint!! I started with little dots all along the neckline,

 Then added some "U" shapes

Some little dots in pink, some big dots in gold,

Expanded at the center,

Let it dry for awhile, and then I had a cute new tank top!! Totally unique too, won't spot anyone else on campus with this shirt!!

It would look better if I was tan. Sigh. Summer needs to come soon so I can get rid of this pasty skin!!!

I'll be linking this project up to all the parties in my header :)


  1. Don't you LOVE saving a flippin' fortune on stuff like this? Great job.

  2. This is cute. It reminds me of a tank top I kept seeing at Old Navy with beads (that of course would come off sooner or later) and this would have more longevity! And I already have a ton of puff paint!

  3. Why do you always make such cute things that I totally want to copy cat you? (J/K... sorta.) This turned out adorable!

  4. I have like 20 bottles of puffy paint! Seriously- it was on clearance. I am going to give this a try! I'll need a few new tanks for summer and I'm trying to be a bit more g-i-r-l-y... :)

    Thanks for the inspirations!

  5. SO cute! I have the stuff to do this RIGHT NOW!! Squee!! :)
    Seriously, you aren't as white as we are in Oregon. We are "skim milk white." You know, almost green. LOL

  6. Very nice! I have to admit I read "puffy paint" and thought noooo way! But it looks pretty darn classy, nice work :D

  7. Cute project!! I love the pattern you created with the puffy paint.

  8. I have that camera. Connection established.

    Cute idea! I might have to try it out.

    Thanks for the tips!

    Love, Chelsea

  9. Oh, puffy paint really brings me back. Love it.
    Now following, hope you'll follow back!

    Ask the Duplex

  10. This is a great idea! Such a simple and easy DIY :)

  11. Great idea! Your top looks fantastic!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. This is so cute and chic! I remember doing this when I was little and it never looked this good. Thank you so much for sharing this at the blog party today! :) Heather

  13. Seriously, total Obsession with the puff paint!! --puff paint for everyone! xox!

  14. awww so cute...and so "you"! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  15. Very pretty! Found you through TT&Js link party.

  16. Thanks for linking up to my party! I love how you made this tank top something special!

  17. you are so flippin cute!! love the tank!