bridal

DIY Bleach Pen Shirts

Northwest Pearls: DIY Bleach Pen Shirts Another DIY we did for A's wedding was creating our own tank tops. We got light navy tank tops from Target and a bleach pen. We also had pieces of cardboard to put inside the shirts so that the bleach didn't soak through to the other side.

Armed with our pens we carefully wrote out what our tank top would say. A's said "Bride," mine said "Maid of Honor," and the other two said "Bridesmaid."

It was a little tricky to do this and I got an extra dot of bleach where I didn't want it, but overall the shirts turned out pretty good. We let them sit for a few hours before we washed off the dried and caked bleach in the sink and put the shirts in the wash. For us, where we used the bleach the shirts turned pink, not white, but it was still cool.

We wore the shirts the morning of the wedding when we went to Starbucks and when we were getting ready. These pictures aren't actually the finished product, we added some flourishes to balance the shirts out and fancy them up a bit.

Have you ever used a bleach pen on a shirt? What have you thought?

Northwest Pearls: DIY Bleach Pen Shirts

Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

For the first part of A's bachelorette party, we went on a hike at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. But it wasn't just a hike, it was a hike with llamas. Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

The llamas carried some of our water and led the way. I've been to Garden of the Gods and was expecting to go through the paved and manicured paths, but we went up into the hills behind the main area.

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

There weren't as many people up in the hills on the trail, but the ones we did see were interested to see a bridal party that involved llamas.

The bride wore a sash that said "Bride To Be" and the rest of us had pins that said "Team Bride." I found these things at Michael's in their wedding section.

The hike was really beautiful. There were some gorgeous viewpoints of the rocks.

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

We hiked to an area with picnic tables and got out our lunches from a car we'd parked nearby. The llamas were tied up nearby and were a source of interest for everyone going by. After our lunch we hiked back through the main area to where we'd parked our car.

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

Northwest Pearls: Bachelorette Hike at Garden of the Gods

When we got back to the cars, we went to a house where, with a lot of help, I'd gotten decorations, food, and drinks to celebrate with a few more people than could make it on the hike. It was sort of a combo bridal shower/bachelorette party, but it was fun.

Have you ever done a bachelorette party that's been out of the norm?