DIY ombre shirt


I had this white shirt where I really liked the fit of. Unfortunately, I had spilled some hot chocolate on it. There were some spots on it which I couldn’t get out in the wash. I decided to make an ombre effect to cover up the hot chocolate.

What you’ll need:

  • A shirt
  • Fabric paint
  • A rubber band
  • A plastic bag
  • A bucket
  • Some water


Start by making your shirt wet. Make sure everything is wet, but not so wet it will drip.


Decide until where you want the colour to be and put a plastic bag around the part you want to leave white. Secure it with a rubber band.


Take your dye and prepare it. Prepare everything just as the packaging says, but just add one third of the colouring.

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Put your shirt until the rubber band into the bucket. Leave it in for about fifteen minutes.

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After the fifteen minutes have passed, add another third of the colouring to the bucket. Stir well and add two third of the already coloured shirt to the bucket. Wait for fifteen minutes.

Repeat this step again by adding more colouring, only putting the bottom of your shirt in the bucket and waiting for fifteen minutes.

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When those fifteen minutes have passed and you like what you see, get the shirt out of the bucket. If you want the bottom to be darker, add some more colouring and leave the bottom of the shirt in for a little bit longer.



Take the shirt out of the bucket and wrince it out with some water. Make sure there isn’t coming any more colour from the shirt. Sometimes you also have to wash the shirt after this step. It depends on what kind of fabric colouring you have bought. Leave the shirt to dry and you have an amazing new shirt!

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