Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bleach Pen Shirt - Quick Last Minute Gift

If you are looking for almost instant gratification and a very quick last minute gift, here's another Pinterest inspired project I tackled last week. I had a favorite blue shirt that got a bleach stain on it. (That happens far too often around here!) Rather than relegate it to the painting shirt pile, I decided to try the bleach pen to make a design. I love, love, love how it turned out!  You could buy some cheap t-shirts and make them look really special.

Here is my inspiration:

And here is my shirt. Using the top left shirt above as a my idea, I freehanded the design onto my shirt.  I placed a piece of cardboard inside the shirt first.

 Here's the spot where the original bleach stain was.  Can you spot it?

It worked very quickly and as soon as the last bit that I drew bleached out, I quickly rinsed it in the sink, then put it in the washer immediately by itself.  I wanted to make sure no further bleaching would take place, or that any runoff would not bleach other areas of the shirt. Now I like the shirt even more!  Hmmm...wonder what I should splash bleach on next...might make cleaning toilets a whole new adventure!

This post linked to the following blog parties:  

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  1. Great job, I like it!


  2. Awesome!!!! I will have to share this idea!

  3. Nice post! thank you so much for sharing... happy holidays..blessings soraya

  4. nice post ...thank you so much for sharing...happy holidays..God bless you..soraya

  5. Cute fix - that would be a great gift idea. But if I tried it, I would no doubt drip some bleach onto my jeans - I wonder how they would look with some leaves down the front?

  6. The bleach pen is a thick gel that stays where you put it. It works really well. I'll bet the jeans would be cute though!

  7. Hi, Deborah

    What a great idea. I just love how your shirt turned out. I'll have to try this out. I found your blog on At home with K link party. Love for you to stop by


  8. Hi, Deborah

    I am a new follower too. Merry Christmas and have a great week.


  9. LOVE this!! Great job at free-handing the design - looks good!

    Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday post!! Unfortunately your picture didn't show up on the link. You can delete it and link up again though if you want!

  10. Ableach pen? What a great idea - I LOVE how your top turned out - so pretty! I'm going to have to find myself one of those pens!!



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