Friday, August 26, 2011

Bleach Tie-Dye

I decided to give this project a try because of something that happened to my Aunt Sue, who is super creative and has her own blog too. So what happened was this... she got a stain on a cute pink t-shirt... she splashed some bleach on the stain... waded up the shirt... threw it in the sink... and totally forgot about it. Guess what? The shirt is now a very cute tie-dye shirt! Being that Trouble loves tie-dye, I thought I'd experiment with one of his black shirts that had a weird stain.

I bunched up the shirt and wrapped rubber bands in various spots.

Next I threw the shirt in a tub of water with about 1/2 cup of bleach.

I let the shirt sit in the bleach water for about an hour.

Then I threw the shirt in the washing machine just like this. The rubber bands came off once the shirt was bleach free.

Here's the finished product.

Did I mention that Trouble loves tie-dye? 
And I love upcycling!
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  1. Cool! I love how this turned out. I will have to try it with my kids!

  2. totally insane! tie dying with bleach! but oh so creative! who'd a thunk it! now i have something to do with those tshirts of mine that have weird stains! yay for ingenuity! Ms Not So Perfect strikes again! :-)

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