When I am shopping, I always see cute t-shirts with funny sayings on them. What if I told you that you could make your own shirt or tank top with whatever saying you want?! That is right. You can easily make DIY bleach pen t shirts for any theme and they are the perfect DIY gift or you may love them so much you keep them for yourself. Of all the Clorox bleach uses, this has to be the most fun!
You can use any saying, theme, hashtags, or simply whatever you personally want on the Bleach Pen T-Shirts. My boyfriend saw a shirt online of a caffeine molecule on it and loved it. So I told him, “Let’s make the shirt!” In the process of making this DIY bleach pen caffeine molecule t-shirt, he was very impressed with how it turned out. Check out how simple the process is and you will be making your own DIY bleach pen t shirts in no time!
DIY Bleach Pen T Shirts Tutorial
Supplies For Bleach Pen T-Shirts:
- Any color t-shirt you want to use (except white). Fun colors are always great!
- Clorox bleach pen
- A cutting board
- White pencil eyeliner
- Plastic shopping bag/garbage bag
How To Make Bleach Pen T Shirts With For Chemistry/Coffee Lovers:
The first step in making bleach pen t shirst is to figure out what you want on your t-shirts. Make sure you draw what you want out on a sheet of paper and are satisfied on how it turns out. This way you can practice and perfect what you want to draw.
Set up your area. Make sure the area you are working in has good air circulation; because you are working with bleach it can have strong aromas and lots of bleach smell in the air.
Lay out your t-shirt or tank top on a flat surface. Take your cutting board and cover it with the plastic shopping bag. Once the cutting board is covered, slide the board with the bag in the shirt. This prevents the bleach from bleeding onto the back of the shirt.
(If you are using a tank top, use tape to strap down the straps of the top or have someone hold them down.)
Here is where the white pencil eyeliner comes in handy! Use the white eyeliner to draw out your design (you would want the design across the chest.) This helps you so much instead of using the bleach pen with a free hand. (Don’t worry the eyeliner comes off when you wash it!)
After you have draw out your design with the white eyeliner, use the bleach pen to trace over the eyeliner. See no free handing! Yay!!
Once you are finished, carefully pull the cutting board out of the plastic bag of the t-shirt or tank top. Make sure the plastic bag is left in the shirt so the bleach doesn’t bleed onto the back of the shirt.
Let the t-shirt or tank dry for 1 hour. The bleach will turn from the thick cream to a gel- like substance.
Repeat the process if you want to make more DIY bleach pen t shirts or tanks!
After your shirts are dry, it’s time to wash them! Run your washing machine on a light setting, letting the water fill at least 4 inches. Place the shirts in one at a time. Run the washing machine full cycle WITHOUT DETERGENT, and then place them in the dryer.
I hope you enjoy your custom DIY bleach pen t shirts!
Now that you know how to make your own bleach pen t shirts, will you make your own custom shirt? It can be a great way to upcycle a t-shirt. How about making them as gift or a during a party? Let me know how yours turns out and if you liked it! Tag us @familyfocusblog so we can see!
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Uplifting Families says
This is a cool idea. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa Ranieri says
No problem! I want to share with you if you use an undershirt material type shirt, the bleach will bleed and you will not get the best results. Make sure to use a cotton shirt. I got the one in the picture from Walmart for $3.00 It worked great!