Sharpie Markers and Paint Pens are a great way to create decor and gifts. They come in a water based formula, an as well as oil based (which can be baked onto glass for permanence) and come in a wide array of colors, even glitter!. You can draw, paint, and stencil designs onto just about any surface.
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This Holiday Season, I made personalized coffee mugs as gifts and a Santa Cookie plate using Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pens. They were super simple to do and came out great! You can check out my post Fast & Easy Sharpie Oil Paint Pen Craft!
I was looking for ideas for other projects that would work with these markers and paint pens and came across these awesome projects from some of my blogger friends! Here’s some inspirations for you!
Kendra from Joy in Our Home blog made this sweet “blessed” sign using Sharpie Markers. See her simple technique here!
Nicole from The Inspired Hive added “spoon” to her plain, boring spoon rest! Super simple and fast project. Visit The Inspired Hive to see how she did it!
I made these pillow covers a couple of years ago from canvas drop cloths and stenciled them with regular Sharpie Markers. Check out how here .
Shannon from AKA DESIGN made this awesome Bakery Sign! You can see how she did it here!
Jami from An Oregon Cottage finished off these wood slice Coasters with a Sharpie! Check out how she made them here!
Heather from Setting for Four used Sharpie Markers to make this pretty french inspired tea towel.
I love this transfer method from Lost & Found Decor. Melanie shows you how here.
Michelle from Michelle James Designs made these adorable Christmas Light wine glasses! You can make any design you want on yours.
Lara from Overstuffed Life shows you how to use regular Sharpie Paint Pens to make chalkboard art here.
This is a truly unique idea and absolutely adorable! Cassie Bustamante from her blog of the same name created this wall design with a sharpie. Find out how here!
I’m totally in love with these DIY Faux Enamelware projects by Tammy at One More Time Events–I cannot wait to try this myself. How to can be found here!
What you need to know about Sharpie Markers & Paint Pens!
- Sharpie Markers & Paint Pens come in fine point, medium point and large point!
- Only Sharpie OIL Paint Pens are dishwasher safe when heat set.
Oil Based Paint Pens used on glass or ceramic need to be heat set to be dishwasher safe.
- Place items on a cookie sheet or directly onto oven rack in a COLD oven.
- Set temp to 350 degrees and turn on your oven, bake for 45 minutes
- When 45 minutes is up turn off your oven, but DO NOT remove the glassware. Allow it to cool down completely in the oven. If you take your painted items out too quickly, the temperature change will cause your glassware to crack. (I usually crack a window for ventilation)
Regular Sharpie Markers and Paint Pens (not oil paint pens) can be used on fabrics, natural wood, painted wood and other surfaces.
- You can heat set on fabric by either ironing using a pressing cloth or by putting the fabric item in the dryer for 30 minutes.
There are so many fun projects and beautiful gifts to be made using these versatile Sharpie Markers & Paint Pens. You’re only limited by your imagination!