This is a project I have been wanting to try for a long time. Recently two of my college roommates got engaged and this became the perfect opportunity to give this a try. I found a very easy tutorial on Pinterest (the link is at the bottom of this post). I wish I would have read the entire posting before trying to do this myself. I only looked at the pictures and was disappointed when the black shirts turned out with orange lettering not the white I had been envisioning. Other than that little set back the shirts were very easy to make! I can’t wait to try making these again now that I know lighter color shirts work better.


You Will Need:

  • A shirt(s) of your choice-lighter colors work best
  • One 8×10 piece cardboard, card-stock/thick paper or wax paper-per shirt. ( I used a Macy’s add out of the Sunday Paper)
  • 1 Clorox Bleach Pen
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


  1. Lay shirt out on a flat surface with paper inside the shirt in the area you will be working on.
  2. Use ruler and pencil to draw a faint line to make sure you’re writing straight the whole time.
  3. Write on shirt with Bleach Pen. ( I traced over mine twice to make sure I didn’t have any faint spots)
  4. Let sit for 10-15 min
  5. Wash bleach off with regular hand soap and water to stop bleaching process.
  6. Toss in the washing machine and wash and dry like you normally would. (avoid washing with other things just in case you missed some bleach).

Like I said before I didn’t read the directions on Pinterest before attempting the project and was disappointed when my lettering came out orange instead of the nice bleached white I had been expecting.