Friday, December 9, 2011

Bleached Silhouettes

I like to stock up on plain t-shirts when A.C.Moore has them on sale for 5 for $10.  They make the ideal rainy/snowy day craft project.  They can be used for tie-dye, stamping, fabric markers, and bleached silhouettes.  During the fall, I like to combine a hike through the woods for leaf peeping with this fun t-shirt craft.  This one was made by SB when he was 5.

Nothing could be simpler.  Gather leaves(extra points if you can name the trees,) arrange on your shirts, place some cardboard inside the shirt, and hit it with some bleach.  I like the Clorox spray for this because it's already in a spray bottle.

Leave the shirt for 10-15 minutes outside in the sun, then dunk and swish in a bucket of cool water.  These make great kid-made gifts, too.  You know those hand print reindeer that you see all the time at Christmas?  How about tracing out hand silhouettes and using those for a bleached silhouette?
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All the charm of the hand silhouette reindeer without the need to clean paint off your doorknobs, vanity, faucet, etc.  What? Just my house?

 I received information about Clorox’s Bleach It Away campaign and am sharing my messy moment/craft fail/bleach project for the chance to win prizes from Tatertots & Jello and Clorox. You can find out more information about this campaign – If you share YOUR messy moment story, you can enter to win $25,000 and daily prizes, and you can get a coupon for Clorox® Regular Bleach.

Thanks for popping in and crafting with me.


  1. What a super idea!! I love this very easy project and too cute as well!

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    Art by Karena

  2. Love this! Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea.

  3. What a fun project for the kiddos. I love holiday crafts with my kids and usually set up an entire week of crafts for them each day! I love the t-shirt that SB made.... maybe I will have to make that one of the craft projects this year! Thanks for inspiring :D

  4. What a super fun idea! Kids and adults would love this! :) You are always so creative!


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