Father’s Day Bleached Shirts

Father’s day in our household is always such an event! Buying gifts for the men in your life is never easy though is it? A friend of ours is expecting a baby and managed to get some amazing gift ideas from giftunicorn for her baby daddy. Family time is so special, so it’s important that we celebrate everything our fathers do for us.

Homemade gifts are a wonderful way to show you care. I’ll continue with my favourite posts of the last year tomorrow – but I wanted to get this one posted first in case you wanted to give it a try:

Bleached t-shirts!

For Father’s Day!

LOVE IT!

I picked up a couple of shirts at Old Navy – nothing fancy, but they have to be cotton (this won’t work on dry wick shirts).

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts
Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts

I printed off the words and image I wanted on the Silhouette Cameo, but you could easily just write it out with a bleach pen, or print on wax paper and tape down to the shirt.

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts



Centre and stick down onto the shirt.

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts
Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts


Next I put a plastic garbage bag inside (between the front and back layers of the shirt) and smoothed the front down.

Don’t forget this part or the bleach will soak through both layers of the t-shirt.

I then covered the areas I didn’t want bleached with wax paper and taped them down.

I watered down the bleach a little bit; say 2 parts bleach and 1 part water (I was worried full strength might actually eat a hole through the fabric) put in a spray bottle and spritz over the letters.

You’ll notice I missed covering a few spots… bleach in a spray bottle has quite an overspray distance…. learned the hard way…

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts



I let it sit in the sun for a few minutes and then let the girls peel the wax paper and vinyl off.

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts


For the grill shirt there was quite a bit of overspray that left pink bleach spots everywhere – so I decided to make it look intentional and spatter spray all over the tank top:
I removed the wax paper, but left the vinyl on and spritzed again – front and back.

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts
Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts

Remove the garbage bag from inside and wash in the washing machine – by themselves – before gifting/wearing.

Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts
Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts
Father's Day gift idea: bleached t-shirts


The great thing about these is that unlike a lot of printed shirts, the decals won’t wear off or peel – plus you can put any saying you like on the shirt….

I’ve seen ones with #1 Dad, or Best Dad Ever, or the Superman logo.

I think I spent about a half hour making these, and the shirts themselves were only $5 each.

Custom gifts on a budget!

 

Have a great one!

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2015-05-05T19:27:06-04:00June 10th, 2014|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

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