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24 Projects to Make with Sharpies

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I can’t help it.  I see bright and pretty Sharpie colors and I want them.  I have a huge collection in all sorts of shades and I love using them.  I never realized how many different crafts I could make with them until doing a little research recently for a gift idea.  I was quickly whisked into the awesome world I like to call “coloring everything with permanent markers.”  The red shoes above are one of the projects that I love; but there are so many more.  Find them right after the jump.

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Looking for more ideas for Sharpie fun? Check out these 22 ways to decorate with a Sharpie

Want to know more about me? I’m Amy, and I blog at Mod Podge Rocks. Also find me on Facebook!


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8 thoughts on “24 Projects to Make with Sharpies

  1. JoAnna m. says:

    Please tell me how you made those ADORABLE PILLOWS!!! I’m in LOVE!!!

  2. Dana says:

    I worry that the sharpie would rub off on peoples pants on the chairs. Do you think it would?

    1. craftyamy says:

      Hi Dana – I think you should seal a project like this with something like Minwax Polycrylic, then you won’t have to worry :D

  3. Nycole says:

    I love your ideas!! Thanks for sharing

  4. Di says:

    Looks like she used canvas covers and sharpies are permanet (not the type that rub off). I don’t think they need to be sealed, especially if just out for a month like Christmas. Every day use, maybe.

  5. Emily says:

    I would like to see a stencil for these pillows, I think it’s really doable but I can’t dream of having handwriting that good with out a stencil.
    is that something I could find on here?

  6. Dear Lillie says:

    We used to offer a template for these on our blog but then discovered lots of people were making them and selling them in their Etsy stores and other places. We offered the template for personal use but not for people to sell them so we had to remove the template. =( We do also sell a screenprinted version of these in our shop:×18-pillow-cover-set-in-black We will continue to restock them through the holiday season.

  7. Trisha says:

    Martha Stewart featured a fun project I recently did with my mom when she visited and with the kids over the summer called ‘Sharpie Tie Dye’. She only did flowers on the segment but the kids and experimented with all kinds of shapes, letters and lines. After we did our design, you use an eyedropper to drop 90% rubbing alcohol on the design. The more dropped the more spreading. For circles/flowers you simply drop in the center and it works it way outward. But with hearts and lines you have to do it in a few different spots. For hearts if you use light colors on the inside and darker on the outside it creates a cool shadow effect. You can find pictures of our shirts on my Pinterest page (Trisha Culpepper) under ‘Projects I’ve Done’. Quite fun! Use 100% cotton shirts. And you can find it on Martha’s site by doing a search for Sharpie Tie Dye.

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