Published on July 27th, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw

Top Ten Sharpie Arts and Crafts Ideas

It has been over 50 years since the Sharpie Fine Point marker became the first pen-like permanent marker. Over the years, the brand has grown as a firm favourite in the home, office and school. With a wide range of applications Sharpie pens have the ability to write on practically any surface including glass, ceramics, stone, fabric, wood, plastic, metal and paper.

Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, it is always worth having a few ideas to hand for those rainy days and cries of “I’m bored”! Here is a selection of ways to use your Sharpies; all you need are some Sharpie Fine Point Assorted Permanent Marker Pens and a little imagination.

Ten Fun Ways To Get Creative With Your Sharpie Pens

Sharpie decorated phone caseDecorate Your Mobile Phone Case

Create a design on a white mobile phone case that stands ot from the crowd.







Sharpie light bulb doodleDoodle on a Light Bulb

Once you have created your design on the light bulb, ask an adult to fix the light bulb into your chosen lamp or light fitting. Switch it on to see your stunning design light up across the room.






Sharpie decorated mugPersonalise Your Mug

Prepare your mug by wiping it completely clean with surgical spirit to remove any residue before creating your design. When you have finished your masterpiece, place the mug in a cold oven and then raise the temperature to 200°C for 30 minutes and leave to cool to seal the design.





Sharpie plateStencil on a Plate

Follow the same process as for the mug to create your own personalised crockery. The Sharpie Metallic Fine Permanent Markers will add a real touch of style to your creations and would make a wonderful gift.






Sharpie decorated canvas shoesBring an Old Pair of Shoes to Life

Draw out your design in pencil on a pair of white canvas shoes and then use a combination of fine and wide Sharpie markers to create your customised shoes.






Sharpie coloured necklace beadsColour Some Beads

Add your own special touch to wooden beaded necklaces and bracelets. You can blend in a variety of colours to create an individual design on each bead.





Mosaic drawn with Sharpie pens

Make a Mosaic

Create your own unique design on some white ceramic tiles. Outline your design with a non-permanent marker before completing your design with some Sharpie markers.






Sharpie Neon desk accessoriesBrighten Up Your Desk Accessories

Add a touch of neon to transparent acrylic desk accessories. The Sharpie 80’s Glam Fine Permanent Markers are perfect to colour in the edges of your pen pots and filing trays.






Lampshade decorated with Sharpie pensLiven up a Lampshade

Use a stencil or trace out a pattern on tracing paper to decorate your plain lampshade. Place the tracing paper over the lampshade and trace the pattern onto the surface of the lampshade. Complete your design by going over the pattern with a Sharpie pen.





Tote bag with Sharpie pen designCustomise Your Bag

Using the same method as described for livening up your lampshade, create a design on a canvas tote bag or rucksack.







Here at the Post Office Shop we have a wide range of Sharpie pens in many colours and sizes to assist you in your arts and crafts endeavours. All items are

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