Have you ever leaned up against the washing machine and done this when doing laundry?
Ugh…I thought I was being so careful.
Well instead of throwing it out.
I did this:
Doodle…doodle…away with bleach soaked cotton swabs.
Then wash with cold water and launder like normal.
Kind of pretty. Mistake to messy marvelous. 🙂
I am sure a bleach pen would be easier to use but I didn’t have one and this worked fine.
My kindergartner is home all week from school after today so we are going to try for some kid friendly crafting this week. Let’s see how far we get. 🙂
cute idea, and really smart too!
that is genius! i have so many clothes that get ruined from bleach! YEAH!
Weatherbee ;) says
Very cute! I actually saw something similar to this a couple of days ago where someone put down a stencil and sprayed a light mist of bleach over a shirt so that it put the design on the shirt. I never would have even thought to do something like this…now I can’t wait to try it!
Love the design.
i la-la-LOVE your design! i have a shirt that most definitely got attacked by some oxi-clean … didn’t know that it worked like bleach on some clothes (yikes!). this could be the solution to the problem. thanks for the post! (and p.s. i love your blog 🙂
this is lovely
way cool! the shirt is cuter now than before the bleach mishap 🙂
Fabulous! I love this! Great thinking!
Isabella Kiss says
Sweet! I use to bleach paint/ tye-dye shirts all the time to make and accidental white-out look like I meant it to be! love it!
Brilliant!! Perfect timing….I just thought I had ruined a favorite shirt today while bleaching my whites….now I get to have some fun! 🙂 Thanks for all your inspiring posts!
Amanda Godin says
How clever! Now I kinda want to start washing with bleach again 😉
omg! what will you think of next?! you amaze me delia!
wow that looks awesome!! I would have never known that it wasn’t made like that
Now THAT is taking lemons and making lemonade! What a gorgeous design. It looks even better than the original!! 🙂
I have a sweater I’ve held onto for two years with a bleach stain that I haven’t been able to part with that I am so excited to try this with!
That looks great and I never thought of doing that. Sure beats tossing out the shirt.
How cute is that! I have to remember that next time I mess up a shirt from bleach.
My friend told me of your blog, and I now “stalk” it frequently. It’s great! You are! Very inspiring. Anyway- this bleach-doodling idea is ingenious! Think of all the ruined shirts one could save! 🙂 Very cool. Good job. And keep up the good work! 🙂
it came out great. i have seen it done like that in a book with a cotton swab. looks cool and i think is quicker than the bleach pens.
good luck this week.
Lee Ann says
Oh wow! I now know what to do with a souvenir shirt I loved but got a bleach spot on it.
PS I found this post via http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/
which i frequent. There was a post about your post. 😀
Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife says
super cute and thank you for posting this! I have done that, in fact, to one of my favorite hoodies so now I can do this 🙂
Found you through Be different…Act Normal. Love your blog! Such wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!
Visiting from Be Different…Act Normal. I about jumped out of my chair when I saw this! I have a shirt that I was so mad that I dripped bleach on. Now I know exactly what I'm going to do to make it wearable again! Thanks for the inspiration! -Kelsee
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says
I absolutely love this idea! I may have to "accidentally," bleach a shirt to try this!
Sweeter Hours says
I love this! Just LOVE this. Great idea 🙂
Also too, the bleaching pens are fab for designing!
Gracias por compartirla…
Krysta and Jan-Michael says
brandy-son Zen master flash says
This is way toooo perfect!
Thank you for this great idea. I have ah few things lined up already to doodle on! LOL!
Mrs. Querido says
That is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this creative way to turn a would-be ruined shirt into an amazing work of art! 🙂
So cute! I really love how it turned out! I featured this on my blog, too! http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2012/01/crafting-with-bleach.html
PENNY WALKER says
I AGREE THE SHIRT LOOKS BETTER NOW…THIS METHOD CAN ALSO BE DONE ON JEANS YA’LL…MY DAUGHTER DRIPPED BLEACH ON HER JEANS ONCE…BEFORE SHE WAS DONE…SHE HAD BLEACHED OUT HANDPRINTS ON HER JEANS…ALONG WITH OTHER *DESIGNS*…SHOOT…BLEACH…SCISSORS..YOU COULD MAKE THOSE EXPENSIVE JEANS EVERYONE WEARS…WE ALL *GOTTA’ B ON THE CHEAP*