——creativity never goes out of style——

DIY Deer Silhouette T-Shirt

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This fall/winter fashion is full of woodland inspired pieces that are natural, cozy and outdoorsy. Plaids, fur, leathers and seudes are lining the windows of most trendy stores and my favorite so far this year is anything deer related. I have added a great silver antler necklace to my collection this year but I wanted another deer print of some sort. I was snooping online and fell in love with this sweater. However I didn’t really want to spend over $30 on a sweater with
nasty holes in it (yes I am aware it’s a trend, but distressed jeans is as far as I’ll go) So I decided to make my own.


I have seen the idea of bleaching a design onto clothing with a stencil so I thought I would give it a try.

All you need is:

  • stencil of your choice (preferably a plastic stencil)
  • empty spray bottle
  • bleach
  • clothing item of your choice


Simply lie your stencil down on your shirt, spray with bleach and allow to dry. I put mine in the sun and sprayed twice to get a better contrast.


Next time I would use plastic to cut out my stencil with (a page protector sleeve would work great). However, I was impatient and all I had at the time was cardboard which curls when wet so not the best option. You might not have noticed, but in theory…. the area around my stencil should have been bleached LIGHTER but for some reason it went darker. It might have been the dye originally used in the shirt or the blend of fabric but either way I love it. Since I already had this shirt it cost me nothing! That’s the best price to pay for a new trendy item.


There are so many different ways to transform clothes with bleach. You could add stripes, polka dots, geometric designs, or even an ombre effect and with endless stencil ideas it’s a must try. Happy crafting!

Life’s too short to wear boring clothes


Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

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