DIY: Bleach Dyeing!

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Today’s post is a DIY post and something that I have been wanting to to for awhile. I saw these types of projects on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. Today was the day I finally did the thing!

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Here are the things you are going to need:

  • Bleach
  • Black or dark colored T-shirt
  • rubber bands
  • bowl
  • smaller bowl or cup (for pouring on the bleach)

*Before I go on and tell you what to do, I really really recommend doing this outside!

So the first thing you do is to fold the shirt the way you want in order to get the desired effect. For this one I used the scrunch method. If you want to go for something else I talked about how to do the “bullseye” and the “spiral” here.

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I stared at the bottom and scrunched the fabric together. Once I did it to the entire shirt, I secured it with two rubber bands just to be sure it doesn’t go anywhere. You don’t really have to do that part but I just like to.

I used a the large bowl in order to try to keep the bleach contained and not get it everywhere. I put the tied up t shirt in there.

With the smaller bowl ( I used a small ceramic bowl, but you can use a cup) pour some bleach in and then just sort of drizzle the bleach wherever you want it on the shirt.

Once there is enough on the front, flip it over and do it again to the back!

I liked using the little bowl first, to prevent me from accidentally dumping the entire jug of bleach onto the shirt and ruining it because that is totally something I would do!

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This is really cool because you can literally see it changing colors right there!

While this is really cool it also means you have to work quickly. It can go from black to orange to white pretty fast so once you see the colors you like, then start washing it out!

Wash it out in the sink, or even the hose until the water is clear when you ring it out. It can take a few minutes.

After that, I laid the shirt out to dry in the sun, here is what the final product looks like.

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Once it is dry. Wash it alone with warm water (I’m not 100% sure but that’s what I did and it came out okay) with a little bit of detergent.


That’s it! Hope you guys liked this post and of course let me know if it is something you want to do too because I am always interested in how it comes out!

❤ Tori

My TBR Jar

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Hello there!

I have been wanting to do this for a while now and have finally gotten around to it!  For the past I don’t know how long I have had my TBR (to be read) list just on a piece of paper folded and sitting on my desk. Today was the day that I made a TBR Jar and put the titles inside so that when I finish a book and want to start a new one, I simply choose a paper from the jar and that is the book that I am going to read! Woo hoo!

Here’s how I made it:

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So, I found a little mason jar at the store the other day and it was so cute! It is like the size of my fist and I thought that it would be perfect for this and make a nice TBR jar! Also, I thought that it would look good sitting on my desk.

I took out some markers and colored pencils and paper and made a little design and taped it onto the jar and Walllahh!

I thought that it came out pretty cute.

Then I cut up some pieces of paper and put the names of the books that I want to read in the near future.

I currently have 12 books in my jar and also a few pieces of paper next to it in case I come across another potential good read.

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Here is what I put inside: (in no particular order)

  1. The Murder Complex – Lindsey Cummings
  2. These Broken Stars – Megan Spooner
  3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson
  4. Alive – Scot Sigler
  5. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black
  6. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  7. Going Bovine – Libba Bray
  8. The Lunar Chronicles – Melissa Meyer
  9. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  10. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  11. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sàenz
  12. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

So these are the books that I am super stoked to read! I like the idea of randomly reading them but I have a feeling that when it comes time, I will choose and then put it back like three times until I get the book I “want”… if you know what I mean. I’m going to try not to let that happen, but we’ll see how it goes.

I am really excited to review these books as I read them so stick around for those reviews in the future!

If you have read a really stellar book recently, let me know in the comments below and I just might add it to the jar! 🙂

❤ Tori

Tie Dying!

Hi Guys!

Last week my lovely friend and I did some Tie Dying! Which was so much fun, it is such a fun thing to do. It is one of my favorite activities, especially for the summer. I have done it a few other times before but I think this time my shirts came the best this time!

20150618_130512I just got one of those kits that they sell at craft stores or Wal-Mart or pretty much anywhere else. It came with red, blue and yellow so you can use your art skills and make blend them together, if you do so choose. And then we each had two white cotton shirts each.

Apparently, according to the box you’re able to make 9 projects. Pshh… ya right! We just barely had enough for us to make two shirts each. Which I mean was fine because that’s all we had but I didn’t like scrounging for dye haha. 20150618_133231

I decided to do two different types this time. For the first time ever, I did the “bullseye” method (top) and then I also did my favorite one that I always do which is the “spiral” method of tying (bottom).

Bullseye:  Lay out the shirt and decide where you want the center of the bullseye to belong. Grab that section of the shirt and pull it up all the way. Tie at least three rubber bands in order to section off the different parts and to help guide where you want the different colors to be.

Spiral:  Lay out the shirt (again) and decide where you want the middle of there the spiral to be. Instead of pulling it up, twist the shirt around and around until it is in a circle and they wrap 3 rubber bands around the shirt so that it looks like a pizza! (yummy)

Once they were all colored, here’s what they looked like:

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The two on the right is what my friend ended up doing! She got really creative and attempted to do a smiley face, which actually came out pretty cute, and then she also did a spiral one too!  You can tell on my bullseye one where I started to run out of dye but it’s okay because it ended up looking pretty okay anyways!

The absolute worst part of this process is is having to wait at least 8 hours (or to be like me and wait until the next morning) before opening them up to see what they look like and rinsing them out and washing.

The best part about the process is having pretty stained hands. Oh, and having awesome unique shirts that only you can have!

I only took an actual picture of the spiral one when it was finished and ready to wear, I snap chatted the other one, but totally forgot about taking a picture for you guys. Sorry, I suck!

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I thought it came out pretty awesome, I love the colors, especially the green and the way that the colors all blended together!

DIY Vertical Polaroid Display!

Hi guys!

Today today I have a super easy and fun DIY to share! So last week I bought All Time Low’s new album, Future Hearts, and guys it is so GOOD, but that’s for a different time. So inside the CD, it came with super cool polaroid pictures! They are so funny and of course, I was inspired to do something about this cool surprise! So I thought of a fun way to hang them on the wall!

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This DIY is super easy and most of the things can be easily found around the house!

Some of the things you will need to do something like this include:

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  • Paint and a Paint Brush (I used silver acrylic paint)
    • Pro tip: if you don’t any paints laying around, use nail polish! It will work just fine and maybe even look even cooler!
  • Some sort of string
  • A paper towel to work on so you don’t get paint everywhere! -if you’re a super pro you don’t really need one if you don’t want
  • Tacs or tape
  • And of course, some sort of pictures, they don’t have to be polaroids, they can literally be anything you want!

Go ahead and paint the clothes pins to make them look a lot more awesome than just plain old wood. I painted them silver to give it a metallic feel because I thought that would be cool for me but you do you. Oh and then after the paint dries feel free to decorate them with a marker!

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Once everything is dry you’re ready to pin them onto the wall!

20150424_150800~2I measured out approximately how much string I needed in order to fit all of the pictures on it and then I taped both sides of the string onto the wall.

Then I took a clothespin and a picture and clipped it right onto the string! Easy Peasy!

This was super easy to do and pretty fun too! I liked this because it was different from other ones that I have seen! I really think that it turned out pretty good and ended up being a nice edition to my bedroom wall.

Paint Night

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My mom and I went to Paint Night at Painting with a Twist tonight and it was so much fun. I surprised myself.

Basically, there is a picture and an artist there to go along step by step teaching you how to paint the picture. Everyone had so many variations but everyone had the same basic theme. Blue and white background with a tree with flowers in the foreground. To make it even more fun you can bring drinks and snacks and there is music and all that jazz too. There was even a girl there celebrating her birthday!

This was my first time actually painting a real thing on a canvas and everything like that. It was so much fun and it turned out so much better than I thought it would be.

I think that this is such a cute idea to do. It is something different that you don’t get to do everyday. Do you guys have anything similar to Painting with a Twist where you live?

Just thought that I would share this because it turned out to be such a good night! Plus my mom and I had some quality mother daughter bonding time, which was nice because that rarely happens anymore.

Alrighty then, well goodnight lovleys hope you all had a wonderful Thursday!