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Denim DIY Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Overalls

Posted in Disneybound, DIY, and Style

Nothing makes me happier than street style with a little Disney flair, so I thought it would be cute to rejuvenate an old pair of my daughter’s overalls with some 1990’s Minnie Style. For this Denim DIY I made a bleach gel (inspired by a YouTube video I found, here) and added bleached polka dots to the overalls, leaving them resembling Minnie’s vintage blue dress!

Minnie mouse denim diy

And then I had a little left over and decided to add a bleached-in Mickey to my own denim shorts!

Disney denim diy

What you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 4-6 Tbsp bleach (the video suggests more, but I found that more than 6 made my gel too runny)
  • squeeze bottle, with a fine tip
  • old pair of denim overalls (or jeans, shorts, skirt, etc)

What to do:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together water and cornstarch. Then place it on the stove over medium heat and continue to whisk until mixture develops a thick, custard-like consistency. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool completely (about 15 minutes).
  2. Add bleach and whisk until blended completely, then pour into squeeze bottle (use a funnel, if necessary).
  3. Use squeeze bottle to draw and fill your polka dots, but be careful not to over-saturate the denim. I free-handed my polka dots because I think the sort of “imperfect” look gives it more of a 90’s vibe, but feel free to use a stencil or cookie cutter for more perfect circles. And of course I couldn’t resist adding a hidden Mickey to the pocket. 😉
  4. Let the bleach gel set for about 45 minutes (longer for whiter polka dots, shorter for more subtle dots). Rinse thoroughly and then wash and dry as usuall using detergent.
  5. Put it on and rock those dots! Enjoy your new denim DIY and don’t forget to tag me if you try it because I’d love to see!!!
Denim DIY polka dot overalls