You don’t need the tools of a pro to be DIY-savvy. In fact, your junk drawer might be holding everything you need to get started today! Among washi tape and paper bags, the humble Sharpie might be one of our favorite underrated crafting tools. Check out some of our favorite ways to craft with Sharpies.
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Is there a better feeling than sipping your favorite drink from cute glassware? We don’t think so. You can liven up your glassware by creating these adorable DIY wine glasses.
These are the perfect accent for your next dinner party, too. Pair them with a tasty beverage, a fun playlist, and snacks galore and you have a recipe for a lively bash. No one has to know their charming glassware only took you five minutes.
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Adorable DIY Pantry Organization
Even the hippest of interior designers will be green with envy when they see your pantry after this simple craft. All you need is some airtight glass jars, Sharpie paint pens, and maybe a trip to the bulk bins.
The minimalism movement is really helping us budget-friendly crafters.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Design a Sharpie Mug
Trust us, you can never have enough mugs. They’re essential home goods, perfect gifts, and they let you show off your personality. If you have a too-plain mug laying around, you can transform it into a fun and lively piece or gift it with this quick gold scalloped sharpie mug project.
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DIY Marbled Nails
Up your nail art game with DIY marbled nails or other intricate designs with–you guessed it–Sharpies! Choose a classy look or go full-on gaudy–it’s all up to you. Don’t forget to show your beauties off afterwards, too. Who knows, maybe a salon will commission you.
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Tie Dye Shoes
Adding personality to your wardrobe is simpler than it seems, especially with this project. Shopping can be frustrating when nothing seems to shout “ME!” Why not turn to DIY? Grab some paint pens and canvas shoes and let your creative juices flow, creating an awesome, wearable piece of art.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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DIY Table Runner
Burlap is practically an essential when it comes to home decor, as it’s a simple-meets-chic material that goes with everything. It adds a serious amount of charm, especially in the form of holiday decor. You can add your own burlap accent with this custom printed table runner.
This tutorial shows you how to make a holiday-themed runner, but this project can be customized with ease. Throwing a birthday bash? Cooking dinner for friends? Just want to spruce up your space? We’ve got you.
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Sharpie Tile Coasters
Add some color to your coffee table with this easy DIY project. First, head to your local art supply store for Sharpies, ceramic tiles, a glossy top coat, and some peel and stick felt backing. Grab your trusty bottle of isopropyl alcohol (you know, the stuff you use to deep clean the house) and you’re set. Simply color the tiles how you like and drip the alcohol on top for a colorful new coaster.
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Crafty Sharpie Wallpaper
Bring your white walls to life with this simple tribal-inspired wallpaper design. This tutorial will show you how to give your living room a fun makeover with only a few simple tools. Nothing can hold you back from your home decor dreams! Need inspiration? Look no further.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Customize Wrapping Paper
This project will put your drawing skills to the test. If you’re not an artist, don’t worry. You can go as simple or complex as you like. Experiment with different colors and designs to create an impressive and customized gift.
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Custom Wine Tray & Glasses
Here ye, here ye, non-artists. If you can use a stencil, you’ll rock this craft. You’re sure to impress guests with these festive trays and matching glasses at your next cocktail party. Or, follow this DIYer’s advice and host your own Sharpie craft-making party using this tutorial.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Sharpie Dyed Pillowcase
Update a white pillowcase with this easy DIY project. This inky blue pattern made with rubbing alcohol and a black sharpie will add a stylish element to your bedroom. You can even apply this method to make a unique T-shirt or cloth napkin.