DIY – Bleach painted shirt

diy - bleach shirt

I bought a black t-shirt for my boyfriend with the intention to make something cool with it. I thought it would be great to create something with bleach. He is a big fan of the Foo Fighters so when I asked him what kind of t-shirt he wanted he asked for a Foo Fighters shirt. The splatters of bleach around the logo make that it looks like it’s drawn in light.

See the full instructions including pictures from this bleach shirt after the jump. . .

What you need for this DIY bleach shirt

– a shirt
– bleach
– freezer paper
– some kind of logo or image
– paint brush
– an iron

diy - bleach shirt how to

How to make a bleach painted shirt 

1. Print or draw your image or logo on the back of the freezer paper and cut out.
2. With the shiny side down, iron the freezer paper onto the shirt.
3. Put some bleach in a small bowl and fill in the stencil with the bleach.
4. Remove the freezer paper and splash some extra bleach around the drawing.
5. Wash the t-shirt. Don’t wait to long with this! Bleach can make holes in your t-shirt if you wait to long! When your shirt is dry it’s ready to wear.

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    June 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Hi! it came out really well! How did you manage to have the design come out orange? is it always so if you use bleach on a black t-shirt?
    I may make the same thing for my boyfriend ! 🙂
    thank you

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      June 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Hello Cecilia, yes the bleach turns out orange on black!

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    June 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jewelry Rage
    June 30, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Shirt looks great, thanks for the post.

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    June 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      July 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Michele!

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    July 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

    This is genius! Why haven’t I thought of it before? Thanks for the DIY tutorial. I will be trying this soon 🙂

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    August 31, 2017 at 5:17 am

    1. How did you protect the other side of the shirt 2, How does the bleach not bleed into the water and turn the whole shirt orange?

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