Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wedding Party T-Shirts

After seeing lots of cute bleach pen shirts on Pinterest, and reading a few tutorials, I knew I wanted to make some for me and my bridsmaids to wear during my bachelorette party and also white we are getting ready the day of the wedding.

I got some plain v-neck t-shirts from Target for each of us.

I took a piece of cardboard and wrapped it in wax paper. It only needs to be as big as the design you're putting on the shirt.

Slide the cardboard inside the shirt behind where the design will go, then smooth everything out.

Then go to town with the bleach pen. I had never used one before, and it's not as much a "pen" like I expected, as it is a small opening like an Elmer's glue bottle.

If you make a mistake, it's best not to try to fix it. I accidentally got a drip and made some things a bit too thick and globby but it probably would have looked worse if I had messed around with it any. You can go back over and thicken up any thin spots so everything is an even thickness.

Let them sit for 10 minutes or so. You can see around the edges of the bleach and through the back of the shirt that it's working. This next part if definitely easier if you have a helper. Here's how we did it.

I held the shirt open from the neck, keeping the top and bottom layers from touching while Cait removed the cardboard. Then, we carefully turned the shirt upside down (so the bleach design was facing the floor) then put it under the faucet.

Turn the water on high and rinse the bleach off from the inside of the shirt so that any bleach falls straight down into the sink without smearing onto any other part of the shirt.

Once it's all rinsed off, use hand soap to wash it and then run it through the washer and dryer.

Super simple! The hardest part was making sure I didn't spell anything wrong! Now that I've done these, I wanted to make even more bleach art clothing.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my god!!!! This is such a wonderful idea!!!! It is so simple yet it has so much appealing. I hope I can grab those bleaching pen here in our place. I will definitely mark this page and I will share this to a friend of mine who is planning to get married by December. Thank you so much for sharing this information.