Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bleach Stenciled T Shirts

A friend of mine (Hope from the Mom and Tot Shop in Huntsville, TX) showed me a shirt she did with her MOPS (mother of preschoolers) group. They found all kinds of objects to lay on their shirts as the stencil including wall decor, magnets, etc to make designs on thier shirts.  I decided to try it to make personalized shirts for my kids.
Here is how I did it:
Supplies needed are bleach, spray bottle, letters - I used cricut cuttin' up cartridge at 6", t shirts, adhesive spray optional
Next I layed out the letters the way I wanted them to look on the shirt.  I then sprayed alittle adhesive and pressed them on the shirt to keep them from moving since I was using letters cut from cardstock with my cricut.

Now you just spray with bleach using the spray bottle

spray up and let it fall down to the shirt. Let it dry and peel the letters off.
Then I put it on the kiddos!

Here is another picture of my daughter and I wearing a shirt I put a cross on and then embellished with rhinestones but this was my first one and thought I needed to dilute the bleach so it did not turn out as well

I hope you try this out it is fast and easy!!

93 comments:

  1. THIS IS REALLY CUTE! I LIKE THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.

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  2. That is soooo cool. :) Thanks so much for linking!!!

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  3. What a great idea!! I love it, thanks for linking to Motivate me Monday
    Kaysi

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  4. Love it! I'm going to try this one out! Thanks

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  5. Super idea!!! The link for the picture of you didn't come out and I would LOVE to see that one with the stones! Great job!

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  6. Super cute idea!! I am going to try this one. I just bought a $2.00 solid shirt from Wal-mart today. God knows I should make this for my son!! I keep on reading about people using a cricut machine. I want one so bad! Would this work as well just cutting out letters from computer paper?? I am saving this one in my favorites!

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  7. you don't have to have a cricut or even cut out letters and shapes. i used a wooden cross for my shirt in the bottom picture. I just layed it on the the shirt and sprayed

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  8. This is a super cute idea! I love it!

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  9. great idea! i LOVE it when I make a mistake look like I did it on purpose. It makes me feel better about myself! You got me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I absolutely love these! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. SUPER CUTE. thanks for sharing.

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  12. I like this idea! What potential for variety! Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

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  13. Well, I don't know why a kabillion people have not thought of that already, but what a great idea!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Those are so cute, and what a great idea! I want to make some now!

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  15. Such a good idea! I was nervous when I read the word "Bleach", but it turned out so nice. I think I'm gonna try this myself...

    Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  16. Great idea, will have to try this someday. It goes on my to-do list :)

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  17. What a cute idea! I might have to give this a try!!

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  18. So cute, will have to make one since they are sooooo easy.

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  19. Love it ! Will have to try that !Like the one you made for your daughter !
    Thanks for sharing !
    Eunice

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  20. I love bleach stenciling, but have never seen it done with names. ThAT IS ADORABLE!!! I could also see it with numbers for a birthday. I need to file this post away for future reference. Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to see you back next week!

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  21. I so love quick crafts like this. I'm filing this one for Grandson. 'cept his name is to long, so we'll have to try something else. But love the bleach-stencilling.

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  22. fun idea! I love the embellishments, too.

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  23. Really cute! What a great idea, love how they turned out. Great way to rescue a shirt with a bleach spot on it as well (not that I have any of those;)

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  24. LOVE THIS! I can't wait to try it out... thank you!!! Do you think this would work just as well with dark colors? I have a couple of dark navy shirts that I could use.

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  25. what cricut font is that? it's so cute. thanks for the idea!

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  26. I have never seen this before! I absolutely love it and can't wait to pick up some tees to make for all three of my kiddos.

    Thanks for linking up today!

    Kim
    seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

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  27. Very cool! I love it! Simple yet soooooooo cute! : )

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  28. I LoVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is such a fantastic idea... I have a bunch of colored onesies in my stash, I bet they'd make great personalized baby shower gifts using this technique!
    We have a friday fun finds party- if you're interested, we'd love if you'd link up tomorrow! :)

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  30. What a really cute idea. It would work for so many age groups too. I would have to wait for summer and do it as a backyard activity though. I tend to splash bleach.

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  31. Really cute! I'm a craft virgin...can you tell me more about Cricut?

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  32. This is so brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing! I cannot wait to try it!

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  33. This one I must try... thanks so much for sharing...

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  34. I absolutely LOVE this idea - totally going in my idea file.

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  35. This is sooo cute. Thank you for sharing. I am getting such great ideas from all you ladies. I am really into crafts...but since I grew my mini me I have not had as much time, no excuses, I need to get back to it!

    I am your newest follower. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog. COme and and follow back if you would like. I love meeting other bloggers!

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  36. i LOVE this!! i can't wait to try it!

    -junesong

    (lovejunesong.blogspot.com)

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  37. Great, easy idea! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  38. This is so cute! I love how easy it is.

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  39. Jamee! I found your tutorial via somewhat simple, and I recognize you now that I am here. lol. How awesome to find a person I've actually met in real life in the blogosphere. (Tiff's scrap party's & MVCC's MOPS- don't know if you'll remember me though.)

    Anyways! I love this idea. So awesome. I'm definitely going to have to try it.
    Blessings!
    -Sarah

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  40. This is such a cool idea... Thanks for the great tut.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. at Life As Lori

    Please join me next week for another great party!

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  41. How adorable! this is a precious idea! Thanks!

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  42. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites_21.html

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  43. So cute! I love them! Thanks for linking up!

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  44. great and simple idea! hope to try it soon!

    new to your blog and can't wait to read more!

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  45. This is such a great idea. Really simple, but the results are fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

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  46. Found you from Kojo Designs... great idea! I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing!!

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  47. So cute and so simple! I love this!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day! I'm featuring this post this week at My Backyard Eden. Shoot me an email and I'll send your featured button!

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  48. Oh how neat! I want to make some T's like this! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  49. I'm featuring you on my blog tomorrow, so come on over and grab an "I Was Featured" button if you like. Love your blog!

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  50. Just hopped over from Thrifty home, this is such a great idea! I love it, and it looks very doable.

    I just became a follower, I would love it if you checked out my blog at www.remodelaholic.com

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  51. What a nice outcome! I've seen bleaching objects before, but I like your light misting method better. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Fun project! So cute!

    Thanks for linking this up. I love it!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  53. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-11.html

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  54. So cute, thank you for sharing this idea!

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  55. Hi, this is 2 cute!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I have a question though. Somewhere I have heard of this type of projectit states that u need a neutralizer to make the bleach stop acting so that it doesn't eat through the fabric. Do ou have any ideas on what to use to neutralize it? If you have not used any how long has it been since the original project. Trying to find out if I should use a new tshirt or an old one. Thanks for your thoughts and I love the project:*)).

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  56. mommyof 2tuties- i used new tshirt for th 2 kids and old shirts with the one with kate and i. i didn't use anything to neutralize it and didn't have any problems with the bleach. i have washed the shirts a couple of times since we took the pictures and still look the same. you could try it on an old t shirt to see how it does. hope that helps, jamee

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  57. That is such a great idea!-
    I am very fond of projects one can do with and for kids, that can be done with things one has on hand;
    thank you so much for sharing!

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  58. Such a BRILLIANT idea! We are going to Disney soon, and this would be such a fun technique to make shirts. I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  59. super easy and cute I loooove it, this is going in my "to do" folder for sure!!

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  60. Love this idea! I'm the craft coordinator for my MOPS group- this is a great idea! I think I'll have to try it out first, though...any excuse to get my Cricut machine out. :)

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  61. i love this idea!

    will have to try it out this weekend!

    thanks so much!~

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  62. So cute! I have spray adhesive, but I also wonder if it would work just to cut them out of contact paper. Maybe I'll try both ways.

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  63. WOW!!! Adorable and so easy too!!! LOVE this!!!!

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  64. Such a great idea! I especially love your cross shirt...I'm always trying to find new shirts to make for myself and my kiddo. :)

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  65. I am very excited to share this with my readers! thanks for posting, I will link up with this post and give credits! Thanks you!

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  66. so you can just throw them in the wash the first time with everything else or should you wash them separate? I'm throwing a teen's girls sleepover this weekend and we always make T-shirts this would be awesome for them!! I'll post picks at autumnswings.blogspot.com

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  67. hey anna i threw them in with everything else and had no problems

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  68. Thanks for sharing! I am a MOPS coordinator and always looking for new ideas to share with my group. And I think the cross one looks great - love how you offcentered it near the bottom too...my mom just dug out an old bedazzler and passed it along to me...thinking I may have to dust it off and try my hand with it on some shirts.

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  69. So you DID NOT dilute your bleach? Maybe that was my problem . . But I think they all turned out cute!

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  70. Thanks for sharing! Just made my shirts here:
    http://poutypinkprincess.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-new-shirt.html

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  71. Love these shirts. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    Tara @ Trendy Treehouse

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  72. Lots of quilters used to use this idea to create unique pieces of fabric but they discovered that it really weakens the fabric long-term. As for kids' tees, I doubt that they would be wearing them long enough to matter

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  73. It’s a very good post I have come across.I really like this post very much.It’s a very appreciated post.Thanks for sharing.Keep blogging.

    cheap wholesale T-shirts

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  74. You inspired my project and I wanted to say thank you! Here's my version: http://emilyinthedesert.blogspot.com/2010/07/bleach-tee.html

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  75. Within 5 minutes of reading this post/tutorial I have sprayed my shirt and it is laying outside and I am waiting on it to dry so I can put a little something on the back. I used an olive green shirt with grease stains and I think I might have sprayed to much as the shirt looks almost purple so I need to do it on the back so it can kinda match. What a good way to use the grease stained shirts that I have. I have soooo many of them.

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  76. I think vinegar is a neutralizer and what about using alphabet stickers?

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  77. I love this project! I'm going to have to try it this weekend. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  78. I bet freezer paper would work really well for this. I'm going to have to try it!

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  79. Great idea! Thanks for the tip about dilluting the bleach. Kristy from my crafty blog at www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

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  80. This is a great idea! So easy! Thank you for sharing!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  81. I have been doing bleach "tie dye" for years. It's fun and less messy.

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  82. very very creative...i love it some more interesting t shirts over at Cool shirts

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  83. We just did this using foam letters. Worked great. The first time we did it I sprayed WAY too much. I only sprayed/ misted 3-4 sprays on both side

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  85. I just did this with snowflake cut outs... worked perfect! I LOVED this idea!

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