Things you will need in order to start:
1. T-Shirts in any color but white. I looked at many stores trying to find an adult and kid size shirts that would match and finally found them at Walmart.
2. Freezer Paper (This can be found at most grocery stores in the foil isle).
3. An Exacto knife
4. A logo or design that you want for your shirts (I chose Superman & Batman)
5. Things that are NOT pictured that you NEED: glue stick or spray glue to adhere your design to the freezer paper, and bleach.
Tear off a piece of freezer paper. You will want to glue your design to the NON shiny side.
Cut out the pieces that you want the bleach to come through on your design.
Now turn your iron on cotton, no steam and press the SHINY side of the freezer paper.
Prepare your shirt for spraying with bleach water
- I used a small cutting board for my son's shirts and a large one for my husband's (you can use cardboard too). If you don't put something inside the shirt under the logo you could bleach the back of the shirt.
- I covered the collar since I didn't want it sprayed.
- I used too much bleach on my Superman T-shirts so I would suggest spraying lightly. I filled my bottle 1 part water to 2 parts bleach and it turned my shirts pink. Luckily my husband said he would wear it.
- Spray shirt lightly and let stand 10-15 min. If you want a lighter color, then spray more and wait 10-15 min.
Let dry completely for an hour or so, peel off logo and wash T-shirts in cold to get rid of Bleach residue.
For my Batman T-Shirts I had inspiration from the internet so I found this Logo to look at for my end result.
I knew there was no way I could cut that out to make it look that way, so I found a similar logo and decided to bleach by hand.
For this Bleach shirt you will still need the same above materials but you will NOT use bleach in a spray bottle. You need a bowl of almost pure bleach with a little water.
You will need a sponge and maybe an old paint brush, I used one from my sons water color kit. This is optional.
I dipped the sponge in the bleach water and brushed it on the the shirt. I used to paint brush to flick spots of bleach and get into the tight spaces of the logo.
I let these sit over night to dry and this was the end result, not too bad. To do all the father/son T-Shirts cost and buy the freezer paper was around $30. Pretty inexpensive gift.
Please try this and let me know if you have any questions or comments.