Make a T-Shirt Fashion Statement

Prices are rising for lots of things these days. When I go shopping, it seems as if the costs for a simple T-shirt have gone through the roof.

Prices for T-shirts range anywhere from $5 to $50—I think that's way too much for something that probably isn't very cool or unique anyway.

Here are three inexpensive ways to be creative and make a cheap T-shirt into a fashion statement.

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Make a cosmic T-shirt.

An Out-of-This-World T-Shirt

One out-of-this-world idea is to make a galaxy print shirt. Here's what you'll need:

Start with a plain black T-shirt. Take your T-shirt outside. If you do this project inside, you could ruin your flooring and end up breathing in toxic chlorine fumes. Place a plastic bag inside your T-shirt to keep the bleach from soaking through.

Put on your rubber gloves, and spray the bleach on your T-shirt. Don't spray too much in one spot—space it out randomly. The bleach spots will start to turn a rusty-orange color within a few minutes.

Once you have an even pattern, twist the middle of your T-shirt, and spray the center of the twist. This will give you a nice galaxy-like pattern.

Place your shirt in the dryer until completely dry, then rinse in lukewarm water. Wait until T-shirt is completely dry. Then, decorate the shirt by flicking white acrylic paint from the toothbrush to make stars. Feel free to dab other cosmic colors onto your shirt using a sponge!

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Learn to make a tie-dye shirt!

Love color? Try tie-dye

You've probably seen and even worn a tie-dye shirt before, but have you ever made one?

Making a tie-dye shirt is a fun way to spend a day. You'll also create a unique design. No one else will have a tie-dye shirt with the same pattern and colors.

Here's why I like making tie-dye shirts. I can:

Be sure to invite your friends when you tie-dye to see who can make the coolest shirt!

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