What's your summer wardrobe?? Me, lots of tshirts and jeans, so this year I'll be prepped with something a little fun:
I'm posting this as part of the Summer Fun Series over at Girl Loves Glam:
I love a bleached shirt - so fun, but just a little different. My kids all have one from Grandma Day Camp a couple of years ago (we got the idea from Under The Sycamore)
And I've made a number bleach shirt for my oldest, which Trevor loves:
So, back to the project at hand. I'm kinda out of the loop - - like I just learned about #ootd a few weeks ago. Apparently people on instagram or wherever take a picture of what super cute thing they're wearing that day and hashtag it "#ootd", which is "Outfit Of The Day". Then I see someone at Silver Dollar City wearing a shirt (I think it was black with white letters) that said "#ootd" and now that I was in the loop and knew what that meant, I thought it was a pretty clever shirt. And knew that I needed one for summer.
You'll need a t-shirt (I always buy them when they're on clearance for a dollar or two - you never know when a project might come up!), some bleach, letters (I cut them with my Silhouette but you can buy letter stickers), and a spray bottle.
Like I mentioned, you can just buy some stickers that are letters and stick them on a shirt. I had some contact paper laying around so I cut letters out of it and stuck them on (using transfer tape) - - I put the shirt on so I could tell right where I wanted them (a misplacement could be awkward!). Then I prepped by hanging a couple of plastic bags from a hanger, and shimmying that hanger into the shirt, so the front won't bleed through to the back:
I mixed a solution of half bleach, half water into a spray bottle. Then sprayed it onto my shirt. The letters look white but that's just the reflection of the clear contact-paper stickers. You can see how the area around the letters is darker because it's wet with the bleach/water solution. The color didn't turn immediately so I wondered if my solution was too watered down - so I sprayed it more than I originally planned. Ooops.
Since it's a summer project, I thought it'd be fun to take a "summer fun" picture - -nothing says summer like a swing, right?! But bam, photo bomb from a swing-by.
And if you want more fun summer ideas, check out these other posts: