You may remember that I did a tutorial on a bleach number shirt when my toddler turned 3 last fall. Well, when shirts were on sale for $2, I just had to buy some – so I thought I’d whip up another bleached number shirt, this time for my oldest. So, if you missed it the first round, I want to show you a quick and easy way to personalize a tshirt – - the Bleach Number Shirt:
You’ll need a tshirt, some bleach and a foam brush, and some vinyl or freezer paper or contact paper.
Use the vinyl/freezer paper/contact paper to make a big number. I used contact paper because I had a scrap laying around. I got fancy and made my number inside a circle with a strip running down the whole length of the shirt, but you can do whatever you’d like. The kids LOVE that the shirt states their age – makes the shirt more unique and personal.
Press the contact paper (mine is cream speckled in the picture) down into place:
Use a foam brush to apply the bleach. This time I used straight bleach and it started turning really quickly:
Last time I did this I watered down the bleach and I had to stick the shirt out in the sun and wait 20 minutes for it to turn. Meanwhile, I used lots of the watery bleach mixture and with it sitting so long it seeped under my contact paper a little. Which turned out neat too – they’re just different looks. Here’s the previous Bleach Number Shirt post (the purple area is where it seeped) :
Compare that to this one that only took a few minutes to turn. So I pulled the contact paper off and rinsed it right away, not giving it time to seep. Then I threw it in the washing machine for a quick cycle. See how the lines are crisper (ignore that spot where I dripped bleach – doh!) :
My son is actually away with his grandparents right now, so I grabbed my cousin for a quick model in case you wanted to see the shirt actually on a boy:
And let’s look at the shirt once more - cause I just love how it turned out!!
And a random roundup in case you’re interested…..
Some other boy style posts you’ll find at my blog (click the pictures to find the tutorials):
And some fun boy crafts:
Anyways, grab some bleach and a shirt and go try it!!