A friend of mine posted on her Facebook page a bleach pen Halloween shirt that she did while her little one was napping. I was inspired! I have no Halloween shirts to wear this year… or Halloween costumes to wear… they are all in the storage unit and I am not going in there just for that. Plus I am 100% sure that nothing in there would fit me since I am no where near the weight was pre-Monkey (thats ok, we are working on that!). I went to a Halloween event yesterday with Monkey and met another Mom, her Lion (he really was one, it was his costume!), and her Hubby. When I called her to say we had arrived, she asked what I was wearing, were we dressed up? Of course Monkey was (she was a Lady Bug) but not me 😦
Operation I need a Halloween shirt! But I don’t want to spend much on a shirt… who knows if I will wear it again (maybe if I am preggo with #2 next Halloween… but thats an unknown). I went on the hunt on how to make a shirt. I knew she used a bleach pen… it was so easy to find ideas online.
What you need:
A t-shirt (black if you want the picture to be orange, but other colors work)
I put the cardboard inside the shirt, sketched out what I wanted to do with the chalk, and then started bleaching.
The pen was very easy to use and I think it took me about 30 mins to do the whole shirt. I let it sit for about an hour (while I worked on another project), then washed the bleach off in the sink. I then threw the shirt in with a load of washing (I did it was rags so I wasn’t worried about any residual bleach).