I had seen several bleach shirt Pinterest projects and had wondered, “can it really be that easy??!” The answer: YES. If you don’t feel like a particularly crafty person, but you want to try something, seriously… go with this one. It’s so ridiculously crazy easy. All you need: a stencil (which you could either purchase or make yourself), diluted bleach, and a shirt.
I found this teal tank top at Walmart for $3… if I had been thinking, I would have grabbed several!
Since I work at a John Deere dealership, I have often wanted more John Deere shirts. So, I took a thin piece of cardboard (I’m sure card stock would work, too) and freehanded the John Deere logo on it. I then used an exacto knife to cut out that logo.
Remember to put something inside your shirt to keep the bleach from bleeding through! I used a bundle of junk mail.
My only regret with this project was not using a stronger bleach solution. I can’t remember the exact specifications of my bleach solution; this is something I keep mixed for hardcore cleaning days. I think it was probably around 1/8 cup of bleach for the entire bottle. So yeah. Go stronger. 😉 Mine has a nice faded look; it’s very subtle. I think it’s kind of fun.
Anyway, you’ll have to let me know if you try this. I have a feeling I’ll be doing many, many more of these… they are super easy and cute!