I had a few more of my Old Navy 97 cent t-shirts left from my last t-shirt rehab project, so I decided to figure out how to liven them up with some custom designs. Remember I told you this picture of my layered tee tutorial inspired another project I promised to work on?
I tend to have a few t-shirts that are scarred with unintended bleach marks from laundry and cleaning projects. There must be a way to save them? Well, here is what I came up with.
Rag or old sponge
Line t-shirts with newspaper to protect the backs.
Using a purchased stencil, (or a design just cut out of computer paper like mine) blot bleach onto the t-shirt using the rag or sponge. Let sit for about 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly and dry. (tees that have been washed previously will soak up the bleach better).
For a more free-form design, fill a squirt bottle with bleach and "draw" your design free hand. I found these ketchup and mustard bottles at Walmart for under a dollar.
Here I drew a drippy heart, but you could use an initial or smiley face or whatever else you can think of. Let sit, then rinse and dry as directed above.
See? A one of a kind tee!