I Love Sharpies: 20 Great Ideas & Projects!

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20 sharpie projects perfect for the holidays

I have to confess that I absolutely {LOVE} Sharpie® markers! They’ve always been one of my most favorite art and crafting supplies because they’re so versatile and easy to use. As a kid I always loved how daring and bold I felt when I used Sharpie® markers for my projects because they’re permanent – no turning back once you’ve started! Back in those days we only had a couple of colors of markers, but today you can find Sharpie® markers in an entire spectrum of colors including neons and metallics (my favorite!). They are now available in convenient 12-packs so you can pick up all of your favorite colors at once (*hint, hint, Santa!*).

If you think that Sharpie® markers are just for drawing and writing, you’ll definitely want to check out these amazing projects from some talented bloggers and artists that would be perfect for holiday gifting and decorating. Be inspired by all that Sharpie® markers can do!

Easy DIY Gold Sharpie Candle - great holiday gift idea15-Minute Gift Idea: Sharpie Candles

DIY geometric pouch with sharpies
DIY Geometric Pouch via Dismount Creative

 

tutorial: gilded votive cups with sharpie
Faux Gilded Votive Cups via One Pearl Button

 

sharpie decorated mug and tea bag
99 Cent Store Mug Makeover via Oh, Hello Friend

 

red and white wrapping paper on gift
Decorated Gift Wrap via Sharpie Blog

 

his and her personalized sharpie mugs
His & Hers Mugs via A Beautiful Mess
(Tip: use Oil Based Sharpies for permanent results on mugs and dishes!)

 

hand decorated christmas baubles using sharpie
Sharpie Decorated Ornaments via Sharpie Blog

 

pretty sharpie tie dyed shirts
Sharpie Tie Dye via Mom’s Crafty Space

 

sharpie embellished tea towels
Tea Towels via Setting for Four – this is also a great way to transfer your kid’s artwork to a tea towel for Grandma!

 

christian diy christmas sign
Christmas Verse Sign via Growing Up Gardner

 

sharpie decorated baggies
Sharpie Decorated Baggies via Babalisme

 

sharpie dotted chair
Chair Makeover via Little Green Notebook

 

sharpie doodles on blue lamp base
Sharpie Embellished Lamp via BHG

 

sharpie flowers on pencil cup
Silver Sharpie Pencil Cup via How About Orange

 

sharpie bag decorated with a sharpie
Sharpie Bag via Crafty CPA

 

sharpie decorated phone case with various sharpie pen colors
Sharpie Phone Case via Unexpected Expectations

 

sharpie decorated Holy Night pillow
Holiday Pillows via Dear Lillie

 

sharpie decorated lamp cover
Love Letter Lampshade via A Little Glass Box

 

sharpie decorated banner hanging outdoors that reads LOVE
Burlap & Sharpie Banner via Serendipity and Spark

 

sharpie decorated lampshade
Sharpie Lampshade via 365 Days to Simplicity

 

sharpie made tile art hanging on wall
Sharpie Tile Wall Art also via 365 Days to Simplicity

 

sharpie your season graphic image

For more holiday ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Sharpie® “Holiday Happenings” pinboard!

signature of Heidi from Happiness is Homemade craft blog


44 Comments

  1. Hi I got a friend who wants me to write a poem on a pain of glass u get in a frame for herewith sharpie pen,but my concern is dispute they say permanent I’ve told there not so I’m worried if she goes to polish it wiv polish it will come off so will it come off or not if so wot can I use so it will never come off plz xxxx

  2. I can’t seem to get an answer anywhere as to if a boo boo pillow filled with wheat grain and decorated with a marker can be microwaved ? Sure hope you can help me out or where else I can try. THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!J

  3. I just love Sharpies too, this is such a fun list of ideas. Heading off to check out some that I can do with items I have on hand already 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Just a warning – some of the Sharpies (particularly black) are NOT light proof. I marked the spines of my books with dewey numbers. Now, 10 years later and moving into a new home, I am having to go back and re-do them with black paint pens because the sharpie has faded.

  5. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is
    fantastic, let alone the content!

  6. The one thing I did not see is a decorated sharpie, ie literally sharpie another sharpie so you have an interesting writing/drawing/designing utensil. Also for all that love sharpies and all there many uses and so many different colors in many varieties I believ we its time for use to let our voices be heard in a way of nee suggestions of where to take them next & I do believe that if they entered into new markets to they’d be equally successful as with all gheir other great ideas so I propose Sharpie Glitter markers, then also Sharpie Blow markers ( where the marker is in the center and a blow tube or straw surrounds the entire center and open at both ends so yoh then blow thru the top end thus wisking away just enough ink at once to go onto the paper or whatever substrate your doing it on, thus making the artwork have a spray paint look) or one last idea would be why dont they dive into a gel type ink for markers and not just pens. Actually being into the sign business my self I would really like to see some sort of solvent or eco-solvent markersbecause that type of Ink last so much better in sunlight and all around and thus far the cheapest solution for solvent based ink is buying expensive $8,000+ wide format printers. Sorry for such a lengthy comment but hope you all get something out of it. Tom

  7. Also, the phone one will rub off eventually after normal daily use:(

    Love Sharpies, too! Use them with my older kids in my art room all the time. They look pretty amazing on foil, too.

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