Sunday, November 18, 2012

DIY Galaxy Tee

I surprised even myself that I managed to squeeze this DIY in! Though I underestimated just how long it would take, luckily I could let it sit overnight.

The hairdryer helps a lot, but even then I had to hold the heat over one place for more than a few minutes at times.

The ratio of bleach to water is crucial in colouring and intensity.

I have learned a few new tricks I'd like to do for another shirt (an improved one) that will combine a brush technique I use with  ink.

Either way, take a peek at the results, and let me know if you like it as much as I do!

**I am working on a method to brighten the colour.

• Bleach
• Water
• Cotton t-shirt
• Spray Bottle
• Hairdryer (optional)
• Paintbrush (optional)
• Plastic bags (optional)

  1. Line the inside of the t-shirt with plastic bags (if you don't want the bleach to bleed to the other side)
  2. Fill the spray bottle with 1 part bleach : 3 parts water
  3. Spray a general area of the shirt (blow-dry to see an emerging pattern)
  4. Pinch or swirl the center of your galaxy
  5. Generously spray the your pinched/swirled fabric (blow-dry)
  6. Repeat steps 3&5 for the outcome you'd like
  7. Dip a brush into a 1 part bleach : 1 part water solution and dot stars


Shirt: Old Navy


  1. OMGOSH this is sooo amaze!!!! it looks a bajillion times better than the galaxy shirts they are selling in the stores yours is so cute!!!

    1. Thank you SO SO much! Really, that's the biggest compliment! It means even more from such a big fashion blogger~srslyy