St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt TutorialHave you tried making a bleached shirt before? I’ve made several for my kids and it’s always fun and easy to do. I love how creative you can be with it. Today I’m going to share with you how I made this St. Patrick’s Day Shirt for my daughter.

DIY Bleached ShirtSupplies Needed:

Cotton Shirt


Spray Bottle

Stencil – made with paper, vinyl or freezer paper

St. Patrick's Day "Lucky" StencilI created the design for my shirt in Cricut Design Space and then used my Cricut Explore to cut the design out of  freezer paper. If you have a Cricut, you can access my stencil via Design Space.

DIY St. Patrick's Day ShirtIf you used freezer paper to create your stencil, iron it onto your shirt. If you used paper, use a small amount of spray adhesive to keep it in place.

DIY St. Patty's Day ShirtMake sure to place a paper in the shirt where you will be spraying the bleach, otherwise it WILL bleed through to the back. I also covered the whole front of the shirt with paper so that I didn’t get any over spray marks.

DIY Bleach Shirt TutorialOnce the stencil is in place, spray bleach over the stencil. A light misting is all you need.

DIY Bleach ShirtLet it set for 60 seconds. Peel up a small part of your stencil to see if it was lightening up enough – it will continue to lighten for about 2-3 minutes. If it isn’t showing up enough, you can spray it a second time.

DIY St. Patrick's Day ShirtOnce you have it the way you want it, remove your stencil and throw the shirt in the dryer for 15 minutes. I then put it through the wash and it’s ready to wear!

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