DIY Bleach Drum Set T-Shirt Tutorial…

And Party Everyday! My children are in love with music! My son started taking drums lessons a few months ago…he’s hooked!
So here is the second part of the gift I made for his teacher!
  Earlier this week I posted part one…Appliqued Drum Set Onesie!
DIY Bleach T-Shirt


See….I just could not leave out his precious son who became a big brother!
The sweet gals over at Six Sister’s Stuff have a great tutorial on creating t-shirts like this!

Supplies Needed for DIY Bleached T-shirt…

DIY Bleach T-Shirt


100% cotton t-shirt
drum set silhouette pattern {or design of choice}
bleach mixture in spray bottle {70% Bleach 30% Water}
DIY Bleach T-Shirt
I simply cut out the silhouette from the freezer paper and iron it on the t-shirt following the tutorial on Six Sister’s Stuff. Next, the fun begins! After placing a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt {to keep the bleach from bleeding through!}, you simply begin spraying the t-shirt with the bleach mixture you created earlier.
DIY Bleach T-Shirt
This is how my shirt looked after spraying and allowing the bleach to sit for about 20 minutes! I simpy peeled the freezer paper off after the 20 minutes. I then followed the tutorial from Six Sister’s Stuff on how to rinse and wash the shirt!
DIY Bleach T-Shirt


I just love the way it turned out and his little guy looks adorable in it! I made my own son a black one and now have a list of friends who want one too! Of course, my daughter has to have a guitar version! There are so many possibilities!

What would you make a bleach t-shirt of ?

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
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  1. Brilliant! I just made a bunch of superhero shorts for my son. He needs matching tee-shirts. Now I can download superheros to match the shorts and spray them. Was wondering what to do to make a match. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!!

  2. I am in love with this idea – doing this!!!! For my 4 year old I would do hearts (she is totally into that at the moment) and for my 7 year old…Definitely Starwars maybe an R2D2? Thank you for showing u how xx Nat

  3. I have been looking for a craft for my nephew’s train party and this is PERFECT!!!

  4. This is so adorable! you gals are on a roll with these! I’m loving all the shirt appliques!

  5. O. My Gosh!

  6. Awesome!

  7. What fun! Thx for the ‘How To”~ cool :)

  8. That is cute! If I were making one for me I would put scissors on the front! If you’ve been to my blog that won’t surprise you :)

  9. LOVE this. I definitely wanna try it out myself!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. WOW Bonnie!! That’s one rocking t-shirt!! I’ll head over to Six Sister’s Stuff for the full tutorial!

  11. I love the way this turned out too, what a great project!

  12. Love it! Going to have to try this out for my kids.

  13. How cool! I love the faded effect of the bleach. What a great project.:)

  14. Oh my gosh! This looks so awesome and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  15. What an awesome idea! I was immediately drawn to this T – shirt – my husband’s a drummer, and thought how cute this would be for our boys. Thanks for sharing!!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

  16. Brilliant idea. I love how it turned up! :)

  17. How can i do a design onto a black shirt and bleach the design white without it running? Is that possible do you think? Great shirt btw :-)

  18. I love the combo of the freezer paper stencil and the bleach! Thanks for sharing…


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