DIY Graphic T-Shirt

DIY Graphic T-Shirt DIY Graphic T-Shirt

My girls brought home vision boards they’d made at school and I thought it was so cute to see the words that inspired them, which inspired me to make graphic tees with some of the words on them. Here’s how you can do it using stuff you have in your kitchen:



  1. Trace the image or words onto your freezer paper.  Make sure you trace on the non-waxy side of the paper.
  2. When you’re done, cut out the design. Eyebrow scissors work great for this.
  3. Next, put the sheet of cardboard in between the shirt. This will keep the bleach from leaking through.
  4. Lay your stencil over your shirt where you want your design, and then iron it on so it sticks in place.
  5. Dip your sponge into the bleach, wipe off the excess, and very slightly stamp it in the image.  Keep in mind that different kinds of shirts will react a little differently to the bleach. The darker the shirt, the darker the design.  different reactions
  6. Take a paper towel and pat off any excess bleach.
  7. Once it’s done and dry, peel off the freezer paper.
  8. Put it in the wash before wear.

These were super easy and I loved how they turned out. It’s super cool how every shirt looks different. Add glitter fabric paint for some extra pizazz!

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Laura is the host of What’s Up Moms Style & Beauty series and the mom to two girls (6 & 4), two step-sons, and dog mom to one BooBoo. After her dream of being a midwife fell through (she fainted in a friend's delivery room), she enrolled in makeup school and learned some pretty awesome tricks along the way.