Bleach Sprayed Shirts 3.2

I’m going to be at Cub Scout Camp all day today. I actually like going and there are a lot of fun things for the boys to experience. Our Scoutmaster had a great idea to make troop shirts so our boys didn’t have to wear their hot Scout shirts all day.

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The boys started by using pieces of painters tape to make our troop number, initials or name, and anything else they wanted on their shirt.

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I think they did pretty good with just painters tape.

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I decided to take the easier route and use my Cricut.

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Once you have your design taped off use a squirt bottle filled with half bleach/ half water to spray your shirt. It will start bleaching the color out in a few seconds. It works best on 100% cotton. You can spray both sides of your shirt. Adjust the spray nozzle to the type of spray flow you want.

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Once your shirt is bleached how you like it, spray it with a bottle of vinegar to stop the bleaching process.

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Rinse the shirt in water then take the tape off. Launder the shirt separately for the first wash.

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I love how all the boys shirts turned out so differently and that we’ll be able to spot them in a sea of Scouts.

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Now I’m ready to try this process on different colored shirts. What about you?

Disclaimer Added: This was only done outside with the supervision of adults. Do not do this inside a building or garage or without adult supervision. Also rinse the shirt outside with a hose as shown in the photos.

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Katie July 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

Great job on the shirts! I love making bleach shirt designs! p.s. I pinned this to the Cricut board! :)

labbie1 July 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

ONLY DO THIS OUTSIDE!!! Bleach plus vinegar equals mustard gas which is lethal!!!!! Please don’t use them together unless you are upwind and in the open with a hose nearby to rinse quickly!!!!!! Looks great though!
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REH July 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

You might want to leave that vinegar step out…
http://chemistry.about.com/od/toxicchemicals/a/Mixing-Bleach-And-Vinegar.htm

Briton July 12, 2013 at 8:46 am

These shirts are AWESOME! I bet the boys had a great time making them!
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aimee @ like mother like daughter July 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

This looks so cute! What an easy way to dress up a shirt and make it your own. Love it!
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Katie Clark July 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

Love this! What a fun idea. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when my son gets older :)
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Kirsten July 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Love this idea! Very clever.

Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys July 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I hadn’t though of using painter’s tape! We tried to do something similar for last halloween and we ended up with faded orange shirts and no fun shapes. I will have to try this…thanks!
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Yvonne July 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

What a fun idea! Super easy that you were able to use your Cricut :) Turned out awesome, and I’m sure a hit!
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