For a while I have been seeing these spray tie dye shirts being made all over the internet & knew I had to give them a try. I walked into my local Dollar Tree, where I found these super adorable wooden Halloween decorations, grabbed a few & set out to make some adorable shirts for myself & my daughter.
They were SO simple to create. I laid the shirts in the sun, placed the wooden cutouts on top of them, and sprayed a few times with a 50/50 mixture of Clorox bleach. They changed color immediately! You can leave them in the sun for a little while if your fabric isn’t bleaching as quickly or as much as you would like.
When you’ve reached your desired coloring, remove the wooden cutouts from the fabric, & toss into the washer! You will want to wash these separately as the excess bleach can ruin your other clothing items.
I would love to try this with different color shirts & designs. Unfortunately, my local Walmart only had black shirts. It ended up working out perfectly for these Halloween designs since the bleached areas turned orange!
- Plain T-Shirts
- Wooden Halloween (or any other holiday) cut-outs
- Spray bottle
- Mix your bleach with equal parts water (1 cup bleach plus 1 cup water) in a spray bottle
- Lay your shirts in the sun.
- Place cutouts on shirt in whichever pattern/design you prefer
- Spray as heavily or as lightly as desired around cutouts. I recommend starting off lightly since you can always add more bleach, but you can’t remove it.
- Allow to sit a few minutes, until you reach desired coloring.
- Machine wash separately & let dry
- Wear & share your creations by tagging us on Instagram @coffeemomandrepeat