Turn an old t-shirt into something so special with the help of bleach gel. And this is a fun party project for creating shirts for bachelorette parties or turning your favorite quote into something wearable. All you need is some bleach gel and a bit of patience. The project basically takes no time to make, so it's perfect for those who aren't supercrafty — or crave instant gratification.
What You'll Need:
- Colorful t-shirt
- Washable marker
- Section of cardboard or a plastic cutting board
- Bleach gel
- First, decide what you want your t-shirt to say. You can go with an inspirational quote, a design, or a basic greeting. Then, the trick is getting the positioning just right on the shirt, which is where the washable marker is essential. Place a section of cardboard or a plastic cutting board between the front and back of your t-shirt, and spread it flat. Now write the message on the shirt using the washable marker.
- Double-check the cardboard or plastic cutting board is still in place, which keeps the bleach gel from seeping through to the other side of your shirt. You can use store-purchased bleach gel or DIY your own for pennies. Now, working slowly, carefully go over the marker with the bleach gel, keeping an even pressure while squeezing.
- Let the bleach set until dry, which can take a couple of hours. But, you'll see the color change within a few minutes! To finish the shirt, toss it in the wash and launder it as you would any other colored shirt. Enjoy wearing your cute new t-shirt!