I really wanted all of us to be able to sport some cool Africa shirts, but we couldn’t really spring getting all 5 of us shirts from our shop. So, of course, I turned to Pinterest. 🙂
I picked up a bleach pen and some cheap tee shirts for the kids. I traced a printed out Africa with the bleach, and put a little star around where Ethiopia is. I let the bleach set for a little bit, maybe 10 minutes, then rinsed and washed them. The green one might need another layer of bleach, but I think the blue one turned out pretty cool.
Oddly, the orange one didn’t work at all! I left the bleach on for about 20 minutes and…nothing. So, I traced again with some puff paint that I already had on hand. It’s maybe a little more girly that way, anyway. (Don’t forget to hang-dry puff painted tees.)
Voila! Cool, cheap, quick Africa shirts! I want to do some applique ones for the girls (ha! my first time to say that!) at some point after I get some practice at it and figure out my ‘new’ vintage sewing machine. But this is a fun option for the boys, for sure.
Total cost for all three – $13.41 (okay, plus tax). My day = made!