Friday, July 6, 2012

Bleach Stains are No Longer a Pain

Hey y'all!  I hope you all had a great Independence Day!  We spent the day with our church family having our annual church picnic.  There was some yummy food, and I pretty much ate all day.  No fireworks for us this year though, unless you count the poppers we threw on the ground.  Since I have two boys, I'm sure there will be plenty of other opportunities for them to catch themselves on fire.

Today, I was going through a pile of clothes on my sewing table when I came across this shirt.

Lovely bleach spots right?  Well, I've tried fixing it in the past by using a Sharpie to color over it.  The only problem with that solution is the Sharpie comes off in the wash.  So I decided to embrace the bleach spots.  Here's what I did.

After ironing the shirt, I found something to go inside the shirt to protect the back of it.  I used a plastic folder I found in my junk drawer.

Next, I found a squirt bottle and poured a small amount of bleach and some water in it.  About 1/3 of this concoction is bleach, and the rest is water.  I also found a piece of construction paper.

I folded the construction paper over to cut out a heart.  Not too original, but it's fool-proof.  I then put the heart on the front of my shirt.

Last, I misted my bleach water just a few times, and this is what I got.  Also, notice where the creases were, the bleach did not hit.  It didn't bother me since it's supposed to be a grungy sort of look.

Here it is on.

I can dress it up with a fun necklace and pretend like I'm still in my 20's.... ;(

This is a great and easy way to save all those bleach stained clothes from the trash pile.  I thought it would be cute to do a Mickey Mouse silhouette for the kids or any other fun logos, words, or silhouettes.

What do y'all think?  Are you gonna give this super easy project a try?


  1. Wow! It turned out really cute!! Maybe I'll try it as soon as...OH WAIT!!! My boys started a fire! Gotta go put it out! ;-)

  2. Great idea!! I've used a Clorox bleach pen before too to freehand a design. That works great too. This is cute!