Do you love cool and easy projects that cost almost no money but make you say “Wow!” If so, then you are going to be super excited for these DIY sharpie tutorials. If you’ve not yet seen the awesome crafts, wall art and clever gifts you can make only using permanent markers, these are all going to be MUST SEE. Sharpie art is such a craze nowadays that you can sharpienize almost everything you and your home has!
I got started on Sharpie crafts when I saw a T-shirt done with alcohol. It is like tie die, but better. Now, it seems everywhere I look, there is another awesome Sharpie DIY, so I decided to put together a list of my current favorites. Whether you are looking for some fun DIY gift ideas for teen friends, inspiring new wall art for your bedroom, or some cheap and easy last minute gifts for everyone on your Christmas list you are sure to find some clever crafts here. I love that most Sharpie tutorials net you mess free quick projects instead of taking days to make and clean up.
These step by step tutorials are all easy, cool, cheap, creative and super unique, all perfect for beginners and teens looking for their next arts and crafts project or room decor idea. What more could you ask for? Use those artistic super powers we know you have and try some of these out now…
1. DIY Shrinky Dink Jewelry
So you can paint jewelry that looks like this or you can spend lots and lots of money buying it. But who knew you could get the same effect with Sharpie markers? After seeing this, I may never be buying jewelry again. Make some statement necklaces, earrings and more with this awesome Sharpie on Sharpie step by step tutorial. Need an awesome idea for crafting next weekend? I love getting together with my girlfriends and a big box of sharpies, so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with. Even if you are not super artistic, this necklace is really easy to pull off.
2. Polka Dot Sunglasses
Okay, so the picture tells it all. This crafty idea is super simple, really quick and just about as cheap as they come. If you have some old sunglasses you found in the corner of your closet, laying in your car, or perhaps you found a pair someone else left behind, time to grab them and revamp it! Secret tip: You can wash the Sharpie off with alcohol, so create some temporary art and make a statement with your shades.
3. Handmade Sharpie Gift Tags
This one is easy. No need to buy gift tags when you can make your own with a sharpie! Whether you need a last minute tag for that birthday gift you just made or some super fab tags for Christmas gifts, this idea is simple, cheap and creative. Fun gift tag making party is definitely happening with my friends this holiday season. BYOS – sharpies!
4. DIY Pencil Cup
Spice up that pencil cup with a sharpie and it won’t look the same way ever again. This cute DIY pencil holder will look awesome on any teens desk and make a creative gift idea for both boys and girls. Make this one as simple and modern as you like or go big and get colorful with those markers.
5. Painted Rhinestone Necklace
Oh oh yes. This fashionista style of rhinestone necklace painted with sharpie is a sure runway material! Can you believe this was done with Sharpie markers? I am still not sure. Going to have to try this one out myself, just so I don’t have to sit here wondering if this is really possible. If so, I have some serious jewelry reworking to do this weekend. Hint: rhinestone jewelry can be picked up cheap in thrift stores like Goodwill, but Amazon also sells lots, super cheap. I am making one of these for my little sister (and then I get to wear it, too! 😉
6. Wooden Necklace
What do you do with those woods you got in your DIY jewelry stash? Sharpienize ’em!!!
7. Hole Reinforcement Envelope Liners
That white envelope with a surprising art inside is a sure smile manufacturer.
8. Stamped And Doodled Gift Boxes
And they are made with some colorful sharpies! Just purely creative!
9. Sharpie Quote Tea Pot
How about you serve some cup of tea with this sharpienized teapot? Feeling Asian yet?
10. Milk Jug Decorative Window Crafts
This one is one of my favorites! Go get some milk jug and do something magical with a sharpie! Pretty Upcycled milk cartons turn into the amazingly creative and colorful handmade butterflies. Each one is different and unique. These belong on your window and atop every gift you give this year! (make a Sharpie card to go with, and you have the best of the best DIY ideas around)
11. Sharpie Personalized Candles
12. DIY Painted Rocks
Of all the simple craft ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest, this one has to be one of my favorites. Again and again it catches my eye and I can not believe I’ve not yet made these. Cheap. easy and about as creative as you want to make them, this DIY has my name all over it. I love sitting for hours painting intricate designs on tiny little things, and I know rocks are next on my list. My mom is going to love these, too. Think I am going to make a special bowl for her and give her a new one each year. How is that for a fun and fabulously free gift idea?
13. Handmade Bookmarks
14. DIY Cloth Outlet Cover
15. Glass Ornaments with Sharpies
Make some of the crafty and cool do it yourself ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or maybe you need a few of them to hand in your window year round. The beauty of this one is that the Sharpie looks like watercolor on glass, and each one is uniquely individual and lovely. If you need some new things to look at in your bedroom, this is sure to be a favorite. I made several for my friends this year for birthday gifts, and it is so much fun to see them proudly displayed in their bedrooms when I go visit.