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3D Paint Water Tracker Bottle

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies, and sometimes that can be a challenge if we spend a lot of time on the go, we work out a lot, or if we're addicted to drinking anything BUT water (more coffee, anyone?). A water tracker bottle you can haul around with you all day is one way to make it easier to get your daily intake of water - and the right amount too! Sure, you could buy one, but since we're fans of DIYing things around here, we think you should make your own instead. All you need is a simple water bottle and Tulip Dimensional Paint; read on to check out our version, then get inspired to make yours!

DIY Splatter Paint Weights

If you've been looking for something to get pumped about, you've come to the right place! We're talking literally AND figuratively here. Liven up your workout routine with a little extra color that'll help your mood to stay motivated go a long way; and before you hop online to search high and low for a fancy set of weights, step away from opening a new browser and stay right here to finish reading this post. Because we'll show you that all you need are Tulip Soft Fabric Paints in your favorite shades and a paintbrush you probably already have in a drawer somewhere to create a set of weights that are as artistic as they are useful.

DIY Gym Bag with Quote Art

Let's be honest, the reason most of us work out is so we can eat more pizza, right?!?! In the spirit of cheesy, doughy, saucy goodness (OMG we're so hungry now), and okay, the spirit of hitting the gym every now and then too (or every day if that's your style), we came up with this fun DIY gym bag design that infuses color and humor into our workout routines. Grab a pack of Tulip Graffiti Fabric Markers and maybe a slice - or 5 - of pizza (you know, to help get you inspired) and give those creative muscles a workout with this easy quote art project.

DIY Fabric Spray Paint Gym Shirt

Add some humor into your workout routine with a gym shirt that makes a (silly) statement! Whether you use the one we made as inspiration or come up with your own funny phrase, it's easy to DIY a custom workout top with Tulip® ColorShot Instant Fabric Color. Read on to get the deets!

DIY Custom Ombre Shoes

Maybe you can't seem to find the perfect pair of running shoes to match your style, or maybe the pair you just got not all that long ago is already getting dingy ... Either way, it's easy to give a pair of kicks a colorful makeover with Tulip® ColorShot® Instant Fabric Color! Read on to see how simple it is to achieve this pretty ombre spray look in your favorite color palette.

5 Easy Valentine's Day Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day ... you either love it or hate it ... but hopefully you love it since you're reading this post! Since we have a heart for it here at Tulip, we pulled together 5 Valentine's Day decor ideas using Tulip color products that'll add a little extra love to your space whether you're single and fabulous or happily attached. Read on to get inspired!

Motivational Quote Art

The New Year is the perfect time to celebrate a whole new you! A lot of us use this time of year to kick off big projects, set goals for life or our careers, or embark on completely different adventures. Sometimes we need a little help staying motivated, but that's the easy part. Here are a few ideas using motivational quote art and Tulip color products to create pieces that are inspiring AND fun to see everyday on your way to a new you!

"Believe" Pennant Banner

Add a charming touch to your holiday décor with a simple statement and added color. Use “Believe” or create your own saying. Tulip® ColorShot makes it super easy and with vibrant results!

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1.      With the letter stencils create your desired phrase.
  2.      Tape each letter onto the banner.
  3.      Use tape to mask off anything you do not want paint.
  4.      Spray each letter with ColorShot. Let dry and apply a second coat.
  5.      Once dry remove the stencil and tape.

Christmas Lights Sneakers for Handmade Gifts

Show your holiday spirit all the way down to your toes with these adorable Christmas light sneakers. Or, make them as a fun handmade gift for a friend or relative who just can't seem to get enough Christmas! They are so easy to make using Puffy® 3D Paints for a fun dimensional effect. Then, add candy cane stripes to the bottoms as a sweet added touch!


  1.      Use Black paint to create the string light cord. Let dry.
  2.      With desired paint colors, create small colored lights by forming a small almond shape. Let dry. 
  3.      Once dry, tape off shoe to spray the soles. 
  4.      Spray the entire sole of the shoe white. Let dry.
  5.      Tape the bottom of the shoe and spray it with red. Let dry.