5 Creative Things You Can Do With a Sharpie

By Nicole Tinkham

Just like the endless options Sharpie permanent markers give us (just see our Sharpie blog post), there are many creative things you can do with them. We’re sure you’re no stranger to these popular markers but you may not realize how you can use them to transform your home or your wardrobe! Take a look at some of our favorite Sharpie creations from Sharpie’s Pinterest boards!

1. Design your home

Use Sharpie markers to add an interesting design to a plain dresser.
Source: Better After

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And don’t forget to dress up those plain knobs! Get this unique look by coloring your porcelain knobs with Sharpie markers, let them sit overnight, and bake in the oven.
Source: Teal & Lime

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Create customized decorative pillows – You can create a message like the one below or draw a killer design!
Source: Our Dream Lives

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If you’re uninterested in ordinary wallpaper, we suggest creating your own design! Metallic Sharpies were used in the photo below.
Source: Design Stiles

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Add a touch of design in unexpected places, like the frame of a mirror!
Source: Time Out Chicago

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Another design opportunity that is often missed – ceiling fan blades!
Source: Better After

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2. Make a fashion statement

Wear your artwork!
Sharpie Fish design by phageoflife16

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Customize any boring flip flops!
See how it’s done here: Teen Vogue

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If flip flops aren’t your thing, customize ANY shoe!

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Believe it or not, this colorful piece of costume jewelry was made possible with Sharpies (and nail polish)!
Source: Los Dos Aiko’s

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Personalize the one accessory you probably never leave home without – your cell phone!

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Customize plain bangles for a unique look!
Source: Cool Mom Picks

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3. Celebrate the holidays

Design your own wrapping paper for ANY occasion!
Source: Alisa Burke

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And don’t forget the tags!

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Don’t just celebrate with plain balloons. Create your own themed decorations (like this Harry potter themed birthday party)!

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Pumpkins don’t always have to be carved!
Source: Seasons of Joy

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Whether it’s cute cards or these mini mailboxes, Sharpies can make Valentine’s Day extra special.

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Custom ornaments make great gifts!

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4. Improve your fine dining

Make every plate in your set unique.

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Love these bold metallic Sharpie polka dots!
Source: Sterling Style Love

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Match your small bowls and dishes to your custom plates and mugs!
Source: By Stephanie Lynn

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Doodles don’t have to stay on paper!

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Colorful coasters!
See tutorial here.

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You can even decorate your salt and pepper shakers!

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5. Get artsy!

Who would of thought to doodle on a car?
Source: Senses Lost

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Another unusual place to doodle!

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Creative lettering with the Sharpie pen!

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Sharpie sketches on canvas.
Source: A Creative Day

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Beautiful pointillism.

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A drawing done with Sharpie neon markers.
Source: Sharpie Tumblr

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As you can see, there are numerous ways to use the popular Sharpie marker. How do you use yours? Comment in the box below or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Posted on October 14, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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