My latest destruction was this awesome "Vintage Tee" from Old Navy. The t-shirt comes in a rainbow of faded colors; they are super soft (even Allie over at Wardrobe Oxygen has blogged about them. And she's a big deal, y'all!). So I was really aggravated when I pulled on my forest green tee the other day and it had some lime green splotches front and center. Most people would probably say "Ignore it!" But I felt like I'd spend all my days worrying that people would think I had dripped something down the front of my shirt. I had resigned it to the pajama pile, but then I thought, "Why not bleach the rest of it and make it look intentional?" So I did. And I will be doing it again. And I'm going to show you how to do it too!
DIY: TIE-DYE BLEACHING WITH BENZOYL PEROXIDE
Step 2: Fill a big bowl with warm water and a quarter size amount of benzoyl peroxide-based face cleanser. I used Clean and Clear, but anything should work. Mix well.
Step 3: Immerse t-shirt into water and let soak for thirty minutes.
Step 4: For the truly authentic, summertime tradition of tie-dye, let the shirt dry in the summer sun. Or if you are super impatient like me, throw it in a super hot dryer till dry.
|Vintage Tee- Old Navy|
Khaki Shorts- Wal-Mart
Lime Green Sneakers- Old Navy (similar)
Button earrings and Wide Bangle- PolkaDot Pancake
I have to say, I am not a crafty, DIY-er by any stretch of the imagination, but this was so simple, and man I felt like a super genius! I'm sure I'm not the first person who's ever tie-dyed with Clean and Clear, but I know I've never seen it on Pinterest. So pin it. I want to be one of those people with 10 bajillion pins. Make me famous. And go tie-dye stuff :)