The Sharpie permanent marker is a necessity in every DIY’ers arsenal! Aside from their everyday task of labelling and doodling, they are one of the all around most versatile tools in my DIY kit. They are so easy to use and now available in a spectrum range of colors from pastels to metallics. Sharpie markers are great for use almost any surface – paper, plastic, wood, leather or fabric. Plus, they are permanent on even the most hard-to-mark surfaces, which makes them perfect for crafting!
So if you think that Sharpie markers are just for labeling boxes, you’ll definitely want to check out these amazing DIY projects from these talented bloggers. Be inspired by all that Sharpie markers can do!
25 Creative Sharpie Crafts
1. The Sharpie Personalized Mug
Of course I had to start this list with the DIY sharpie mug. The personalized sharpie mug is a classic DIY project, super simple, and always fun. Take your classic Sharpie marker, and doodle away on any ceramic cup, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. An now you have a fun and useful memorable keepsake. Source: A Beautiful Mess
Here are a few more fun sharpie craft mug design ideas I thought came out really well. I especially like the teacups with the faux tea bags, so cute!
2. Leopard Print Seat Cover
A super cheap Ikea chair + Sharpie = an awesome leopard-print seat.
I just love my prints, so you can imagine how my heart jumped when I saw this adorable spotted chair. This sharpie craft can be done to any cloth covered chair. Source: A Little Green Notebook
3. Rock and Shell Decor
Get a little artistic and use your sharpie to draw on rocks and shells for a cool patterned effect. They make great little decorative elements around that home.
4. White Sharpie Lamp
Brighten a basic colored lamp base with delicate doodles. A white Sharpie oil paint marker is the perfect tool to put your sketches in the spotlight. Draw simple spirals and interlocking paisley or flower patterns for an intricate look. Start at the top and work your way down for best results. Source: Better Homes and Gardens
5. Tie Dye Effect Pillows
How pretty are these pillows? Grab your colorful sharpie markers and doodle away on a canvas pillow cover. Then use plain old rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to create this watercolor-like effect.
6. DIY Print Table Runner
This sharpie craft tutorial will show you how to make a great stencilled table runner for those special holiday dinners. Source: I Spy DIY
7. Patterned Tealight Holders
Create beautiful ornamental tea light holders by tracing a paper doily with a sharpie.
8. Pretty Packaging
Dress up plain zip lock bags with a little artwork. A clever idea for recycling and prettying up the simple ziplock bag. I think these would make great little gift pouches! Source: Babalisme.
9. DIY Wrapping Paper
Doodle on a pretty design right on the box, but if you’re not so artistic, create this simple abstract wrapping paper! Grab a metallic sharpie, then using a ruler draw random intersecting lines!
10. Doodle Light Bulbs
These graphic bulbs can be hung in your favorite light or displayed in a bowl for instant pop art! Source: Electically Vintage
11. Vintage looking necklace
DIY instantly stately rhinestone jewelry using Sharpies and alcohol. Find some cheap rhinestone jewelry at Forever21 and places like that (I wouldn’t do it to vintage rhinestone jewelry). Source: The Glamourai
12. Sharpie and Bleach Shorts
A great DIY fashion idea to turn old denim into cut off shorts with a fun aztec pattern. First cut your denim at the appropriate length, and dip dye beach. Once the material is dry again, start drawing your patterns on the denim.
13. Easter Egg Painting
Paint can be messy stuff, especially when it comes to crafting with kids. This year paint your easter eggs with sharpies! Doodle away a pretty design or draw some cute characters on your eggs.
14. Sharpie Nail Art Pens
Sharpie’s make great nail art pens! Lately Ive been using them a lot. I particularly love the metallic ones. It’s much easier to create nail art with a sharpie than a tiny nail brush. So just doodle away, and if you make a mistake, a little bit of good ‘ol rubbing alcohol and it will come right off without taking off your nail polish. Source: Yes Missy Sharpie Nail Tutorial
15. Whimsical Lamp Shade
Take an plain lamp shade and create a beautiful lamp shade cover with a special message. I love how this DIY creates a whimsical feel and personal touch to the room. Source: A Little Glass Box
16. Hand Drawn Wall Paper
Turn your plain white walls into canvas! Create unique walls with traditional illustrations or anything you like.
17. Make Personalized Christmas Ornaments
Draw on old christmas ornaments for a an updated look. The classic black sharpie is always nice, but don’t forget about all the colorful and metallic sharpies for the festive season.
18. DIY Sharpie Sneakers
Transform your boring white canvas shoes by coloring in sections or drawing a fun oxford pattern.
19. Sharpie Dinnerware Stencilling
This Sharpie craft idea works much like the Sharpie mug. Once you have the design stencilled on with your sharpie, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Source: The Sweet Occasion
20. Sharpie Pillow Designs
Create cute personalized pillows for any occasion with a Sharpie and a plain pillow. You can even make them two sided for 2 fun looks. Source: the Happy Housie
22. Sharpie Iphone case
Take any plain phone case and turn it into something all your own!
23. Leopard Tote Bag
Turn a plain white tote bag into a fun leopard tote bag! Source: PS I Made This
24. Gold Staples
Add a little gold to your stationary set. Simply color your staples gold (or any other color) for a pop of color for your staples. Source: House of Huntley
25. Crosshatch Stencil Stationary
DIY your this pretty cross hatch design on plain notebooks and cards. Source: Mr Handsome Face
Have any great sharpie crafts to share? Link them in the comments below!
I always love to try to crafts ideas!