How to Update Thrift Store T-Shirts

An easy peasy way to relove old t-shirts using bleach, a spray bottle & doilies.

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How to Update Thrift Store T-Shirts
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Take an old t-shirt or a thrift store find and place doilies on top of it. Also place something inside the t-shirt to avoid bleaching the back. I used scrap vinyl. Cardboard could also work.

Take an old t-shirt or a thrift store find and place doilies on top of it. Also place something inside the t-shirt to avoid bleaching the back. I used scrap vinyl. Cardboard could also work.

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Pour bleach into a spray bottle & spray on top of area with doily on it. Feel free to spray wherever you want the bleach to discolour the t-shirt. Add minimal bleach to start then add more as needed.

Pour bleach into a spray bottle & spray on top of area with doily on it. Feel free to spray wherever you want the bleach to discolour the t-shirt. Add minimal bleach to start then add more as needed.

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Remove doilies and allow bleach to dry. The bleach will start to remove the colour right away.

Remove doilies and allow bleach to dry. The bleach will start to remove the colour right away.

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Hang to dry. Once dry then wash the t-shirt.

Hang to dry. Once dry then wash the t-shirt.

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Try different patterns and objects.

Try different patterns and objects.

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For example I tried bike parts on one thrift store t-shirt.

For example I tried bike parts on one thrift store t-shirt.

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Or leaves.

Or leaves.

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Here are a few finished t-shirts using different objects to block out the bleach.

Here are a few finished t-shirts using different objects to block out the bleach.

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