Quick and easy way to get a ‘new’ shirt!
I was curious what the end result would look like if I wrote on a shirt with bleach. I used a navy t-shirt I in my closet, a little bowl of bleach and voila! - New shirt!
Turns out, it was fun and easy, and I like the finished product!
What you’ll need:
· Dark t-shirt
· Glass bowl (to put a small amount of bleach in)
· Newspapers and/or towel (to put in between the front and back of shirt when bleaching)
I decided what design I wanted on the shirt. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to write ‘love and laughter.’ I usually sign letters or emails ‘love and laughter’ so I figured that would be perfect for my shirt!
First, I laid newspapers all over the table. Just in case any bleach spilled. I also changed into clothes I wouldn’t care if they ended up bleached.
Then I put a towel between the layers of shirt (cardboard or newspaper work too). When I do this again, I will also put a thick piece of cardboard on top of the towel so I have a harder surface to draw/ write on.
Now, I was ready to start. I just dipped one end of the Q-tip in bleach, then wrote- carefully- on the shirt using the Q-tip like a pencil.
It took a little while for the bleach to soak in and ‘bleach’ the shirt. I re-traced the places I thought needed it. I added the three hearts, and I was done!
I recommend washing the shirt immediately (and by itself) to wash out the bleach.
And, now you have a new shirt! I think I’m going to make more!