Bleach Dyed Shirt
DIY Crafts,  Fall

Bleach Dyed Shirt

Bleach Dyed Shirt

A while back I saw these bleach dyed shirts on one of my crafting groups. They were so cool and I knew I wanted to give them a try! I picked up this felt owl along with some felt leaves at the Dollar Tree and they worked perfectly. I’m thrilled with how easy these are to make and how cute they look! Pair this shirt with this DIY Leaf Jewelry and you will be look super trendy this fall!


  • Stencils ( Get creative! I used some felt leaves and a stick from my back yard!)
  • Shirt
  • Bleach
  • spray bottle
  • garbage bag or cheap table cloth to work on
  • wax paper

How to: 

Before we get started I want to remind you that we are working with bleach. I recommend doing this DIY outside and away from anything you don’t want ruined with bleach. I also recommend wearing old clothes while doing this.

Step 1: First, lay your shirt flat on a garbage bag or old table cloth. Try to get it as smooth as possible but there’s no need to iron as I think the wrinkles give a cool effect on the finished project. Lay wax paper inside the shirt  so the bleach doesn’t bleed onto the back of the shirt. Next arrange your stencils in the order you want them. On this one I decided to get a stick from the yard to make it look like my owl was sitting on a perch.

Step 2: Fill a spray bottle with bleach and begin to lightly spray your shirt. Be carful not to drench your shirt with bleach or it will bleed underneath the stencils. While making these I also noticed that some shirts take a little longer for the bleach to work. With the purple shirt I could see the bleach working right away but with the orange shirt it took a few minutes to see.

Step 3: Pull the stencils off and remember they have bleach on them! So sit them somewhere safe until they are dry. You can then take the wax paper out of the shirt and hang it somewhere safe to dry. On the orange shirt I noticed the more it dried the more the bleaching affect was visible.

(I washed my shirts on a cold water cycle and hung them to dry. )

Here is a picture of the orange shirt finished

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 

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