3 Fun Things to do with Bleach: Tee Shirt Designs


3 fun things to do with bleach. The perfect last-minute craft you can do with your kids in-time for Mother’s day. Wouldn’t an artistic tee or apron be the perfect gift for grandma? Click here to see all the posts in this series.


Grab a tee shirt or apron and have fun with bleach! It’s a great and easy way to add a fun design with texture without a lot of clean-up. Just make sure to DIY in work clothes (or pajamas, in my case).


It’s likely you may have all the materials on-hand.

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Insert (cardboard works well)
  • Tee/tank/apron (dark colors do best)
  • Round Brush
  • Vinegar (not pictured)


You may want to do a test-run of your design on a separate piece of paper to make sure that it will translate well in brush and bleach. Test the material with the bleach in a inconspicuous area to make sure the tee does well with the bleach.

Create your design with the brush. Make sure you have ample bleach on your brush and that you rinse the brush thoroughly after you’re done. Having a paper towel handy really helps.


Rinse tee/tank/apron in vinegar water to stop the bleaching process. Tumble dry. You’re done! I’ve made a bunch of these tees for the kids with random sayings. They’re the perfect playful tee. Make kids and grandma matching tees for double the fun!

Be sure to create this DIY in a well-ventilated area!┬áIf you’re DIYing with kids, make sure at least one adult is supervising at all times!

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    1. Angela says:

      This looks like a great way to easily customise a tshirt!

      Definitely have a well-ventilated area as bleach + acid (vinegar) will create chloroform. Don’t leave the resulting fluid sitting around, and possibly just use water to rinse instead if you are concerned.

    2. Mademoiselle Kati O says:

      merci !

    3. Tami says:

      Great idea!

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