Friday, January 10, 2014

How to make a bleach number shirt {Birthday Shirt}

You probably know that we have a cheesy birthday tradition of having a birthday shirt.
When I saw this tutorial for bleached out shirts I got excited.
I knew this would be an easy way to create our birthday shirts.
In honour of my birthday this week ~ I bring you the bleached birthday {number} shirt.
First of all buy a shirt.
Bright or deep colours will work best.
Print out your number in a font and size you like.
Cut out the number.
Using contact or a few strips of packing tape stick the number wrong side down on the sticky side. 
Cut around the number leaving a small sticky edge.
Then stick the number on the shirt in your preferred placement.
Place a towel inside the shirt to prevent the bleach from leaking through the other side of your shirt.
Using a cloth dab some bleach all around the number.
If you like the splatter look carefully spray around the number.
New shirts come with chemical protectant on them.
Don't worry if it takes a while for the bleach to dye.
My blue shirt turned red first and the pink shirt turned blue.
I added a few layers of bleach on and then let the shirt sit for about 10 mins.
When you're happy with the amount of bleach dyed area peel the number off and underneath should look like this. ^^ Wash bleach off shirt.  We like how the blue shirt turned out spacey looking.
More birthday shirt ideas here:

Paint Stencilled Birthday Shirt

Letters {ONE} Birthday Shirt

Felt and Fabric Birthday Shirt

Reverse Applique Birthday Shirt

Zig Zag Stitched Birthday Shirt  {sewed mins before going to school}

Spotty Reverse Applique

2 Birthday Shirt

Recycled Corderoy Pants 5 Birthday Shirt

Felt and Fabric double layer 10 Birthday Shirt

Felt Cat and Reverse Applique 11 Birthday Shirt

Felt Snowflake and Stitched #6 Birthday Shirt


Kristie said...

What a great idea! How fun!

Unknown said...

I have followed your blog for a year or so now and just love it, thank you. You are a true inspiration and the happiness you enjoy with your family is contagious!

I live in the UK and my husband and i have 2 beautiful girlies, soon to be 9 and 7. being inspired by you, we have since adopted many of your traditions - think our christmas highlight this year was 'sleeping under the Xmas tree' on the 23rd with a 'movie box' - 2 pretty mugs, hot choc, squirts cream, sprinkles, popcorn and christmas movie. We had a lovely night all sleeping under the tree, thank you!
I also have made Xmas pillowcases for the last 2 years, which poppy and daisy insist give them scrummy Xmas dreams!
Thank you, thank you thank you for adding happiness to our lives too, you are to me a lovely friend I have overseas! With love and light, beks

This Girl loves to Talk said...

That is one of the nicest comments I've received Beks - thank you. Sometimes when I think about giving up blogging, comments like these make my day!

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