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…

DIY No-Sew Ruffled Flip-Flops

 

I’ve been seeing ruffles everywhere, on bedding, lamp shades, and clothing.  I love the look so, I decided to make some ruffled flip-flops!  I was very happy with the way they turned out.  They are really quick and simple to make; I think it actually took me longer to pick out the stuff for them.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own ruffled flip-flops:

flip-flops with a wide strap – I got mine at Walmart for $4.98

scissors

E-6000 craft glue

ruffled trim – You can by this by the yard in the fabric department at your craft store or a fabric store.

an embellishment of some sort anything you’d like to use

clothes pins to hold everything in place while the glue dries

How to make your ruffled flip-flops:

Use your creativity and your imagination!  You can have more than two rows of ruffles or just one it’s however you’d like them to be.  If your are going to have more than one row start at the bottom of your strap (closest to your toes) with the first line of glue.  You’ll want to do this becuase then you won’t be fighting to try to put the trim under other ruffles.  After you make a line of glue press the trim into place.  Repeat for however many rows you decide to do.  After I like to take clothespins and hold my trim in place for it to dry overnight.  At this point you can add your embellishment I used the E6000 glue on that as well and a clothespin to keep it in place while it dried.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! :)

 

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