Thursday, January 24, 2013

Things to do with Sharpies

Until 30 January, Big Dubs has multi-packs of Sharpie markers for $5 – either four Stained by Sharpie fabric markers, or five 80's Glam (pink, orange, purple, yellow and green). Meanwhile, Kmart also has the same 80's Glam set for $5, or the entire set of eight fabric markers for $10.

Sharpie clearly recognises that lots of people already use their permanent pens to draw on T-shirts, sneakers, pencil cases and other textiles. The fabric markers supposedly have brighter, more durable ink.

Here are 20 DIY projects you can do with Sharpies. But below are some I particularly like.

Draw on the placket and collar of a plain shirt to make it jaunty.

Colour in some sunglasses.

Apply over the top of your nail polish, then seal in with a topcoat. If you make a mistake, you can erase it using rubbing alcohol.

Bake your colour onto mugs for 30 minutes at 175°C, then let the mugs cool in the oven.

Missoni-esque shoes. ("Missoni-esque" is fast becoming one of my favourite adjectives.)

Jaunty wrapping paper. (The white is white-out.)

Trompe l'oeil ceiling. Sort of in a Howard Arkley way.

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