Growing up I had two little brothers who were rather ornery. They were into EVERYTHING! The only time I got to use markers were at school. After a classroom of 20 kiddos have used a pack of markers, you can imagine how dried out they were.
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My favorite markers were the Mr. Sketchy scented markers. Do you remember those? I didn’t know it until recently, but they still make them!
As I got older, I no longer cared about whether my markers smelled like strawberries. I found that Sharpie Markers provided more function and FUN.
Here are ten Sharpie Crafts that you’re sure to love if you’re a fan of permanent markers.
I made this Sharpie Marker Pillowcase with my niece a few years ago. It’s still one of our favorite projects. Decorated T-Shirts and tennis shoes might be next.
I have the big pack of medium tip Sharpies and a few wide tip markers. It’s good to have a variety on hand depending on your project. Sharpies have come a long way since I was young. Our only choices were black, red, green, and blue. Now they come in Color Bursts, Neons, and 24 packs.
These succulent flower pots made with Sharpie dots are awesome. They can be gifts or used as place cards at a wedding or party. Since this project uses dots, no artistic ability is required. I love the gold dots on the cream background.
Here’s a great way to extend the decorative life of furniture. Redoing a whole piece is labor intensive, but touching it up with a brown Sharpie Marker is brilliant. I never thought about using my Sharpies to cover dings and dents.
Who doesn’t love a fun coffee mug? It sure beats drinking your java out of a plain white mug. There are so many designs and witty sayings you can put on them. Sharpie mugs make great gifts.
Here’s another awesome Sharpie Mug that’s completely different from the last one. I took a Zentangle class last spring. Oooh the designs I could put on mugs using those ideas.
Here’s another Sharpie marker project using dots. These types of crafts are right up my alley, since I’m not very good at drawing. This Sharpie Planter uses dots to make the state of Texas, and it’s in red, white, and blue. What a wonderful idea.
If you didn’t want to do your state, you could do hearts or stars or……Now my imagination is running wild!
This Sharpie T-Shirt uses the Stained Markers. Find a fun design or pattern that you can print. Then trace it. Again, no artistic ability needed. My niece would really like this. I’m going to have to try it this summer with her.
It’s a great project for tweens and teens who are hard to keep occupied all summer.
You always see the OUTSIDE of mugs decorated, but I never think about doing something on the inside. Dukes and Duchesses will show you another way to decorate a coffee mug with Sharpies.
Elementary school kids like to craft too. Let them in on the fun by making these Plastic Spoon Yellow Jackets. They are quick and easy and a great way to keep the kids occupied this summer.
Here’s a modern twist on the the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game. Use Sharpies to mark the X’s on the caps and to draw the game grid on the carry bag. This portable Tic-Tac-Toe game will come in handy when traveling.