Bleach T-Shirt DIY


Emily Kasarda

Here’s an example of a finished product!

Abby Muth, Staff Reporter

Step One:

Lay out your shirt on a flat surface. Make sure the area you plan on using is covered in newspaper so you don’t get bleach on your furniture.

Step Two:

Stick a piece of flat cardboard in the shirt so the bleach doesn’t soak through to the back. Secure the shirt to the cardboard by using rubber bands.

Step Three:

Using the chalk, sketch out what you want to write or design on the t-shirt. Don’t worry if you mess up because the chalk will come off when you wash your shirt.

Step Four:

Pour some bleach into a glass bowl. Dip the thin paintbrush into the bleach, and start going over your chalk design. You will need to refill your paint brush every few inches, and you should have a few extra brushes because the bleach can sometimes melt the bristles off the paint brush.

Step Five:

When you are all done with your design, let it dry for at least 24 hours. Drying it in the sun will produce better results.

If the bleach isn’t as bright as you want it when it’s all dry, repeat steps four and five until you are happy with the results.