DIY Bleach T-Shirt Tutorial


I saw a cool t-shirt on Pinterest that someone had done with bleach but there was no tutorial with it.  So, I thought it couldn’t be that hard.  I went by our local thrift store and picked up a plain t-shirt for my daughter for a dollar.  Yes, I’m cheap and I didn’t want to spend money on something I may ruin!  She is about to start gymnastics class so we went online and searched for a gymnastics silhouette.  Of course she had to pick one with letters to make my job harder!

And here is how we did it….

  1. Print out whatever design you choose. 
  2. I put some tape on the back of the paper to make it more sturdy and so the bleach didn’t soak the paper.
  3. Cut out your design.  Because the design my daughter choose had letters I had to use a razor blade on some parts.
  4. I put some glue stick on the back of the design to make it tacky to make sure the paper stayed in place while I sprayed the shirt.
  5. Put something inside the shirt like cardboard something so the bleach doesn’t soak through to the back of the shirt.
  6. Apply the cut out on the shirt and spray with a bleach water mixture or in my case since I didn’t have bleach I used my household bleach cleaner spray.
  7. Let it dry all the way and then wash and dry it by itself.

I think I sprayed this one way too much but it didn’t turn out too bad for a first try!  I was also happy I put the tape and glue stick on the back of the design because it’s still nice and I can use it again.  Yes, she wants another one and now her friends want one too.  I guess tomorrow we’ll be having girls over to bleach some t-shirts.

Another attempt…

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