After I threw my son’s space party, and made shirts for all the kids, I have loved buying inexpensive blank t-shirts and doing fun things with them. For this shirt, you just need a little bleach.
Start with a blank dark colored T-shirt. Sometimes you can find packs of Hanes dark colored t-shirts at Target in the underwear section but they are pretty hard to find. I love Wal-Mart for their kid’s blank T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Grab a spray bottle with bleach in it. That is my attempt at drawing a skull and crossbones. In my head I am super artistically skilled. But there is a disconnect between my brain and my hands. Obviously.
You should probably use some sort of a drop cloth. My landlord had just told us that he was moving back in the night before I took these photos. So I didn’t really feel the need to be extra careful. I’m sure you understand. And we are really experiencing my amazing photo taking and editing skills in this post today. They are all over the place.
Spray it as much or as little as you want. In my opinion, less looks better. I did not show what I did to the back of the shirt for this reason. It is not as cute as the front. Too much can be, well, too much.
Let the bleach sit until it changes color a bit. The longer it sits, the whiter it becomes (I’m pretty sure…) While you are waiting you will start contemplating squirting bleach on every black thing you own. Like your Toms. I didn’t do it. But I’m pretty sure it is going to happen in the very near future.
When you like the color, throw it in the wash by itself to get all the bleach out. I don’t use bleach. Like, ever. I’m afraid of it. So I’m not sure if this is proper treatment of bleached items or washing machines. Feel free to rinse the shirt out first if you don’t want to just toss it in the machine.