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34 Things You Can Improve With A Sharpie

Who knew this is the world’s most versatile pen?

A super cheap Ikea chair + Sharpie = an awesome leopard-print seat. Made by this clever blogger.

3. 2. Wallpaper

An inexpensive (but time-consuming) way to add pattern to your walls. Read more about it here.

4. 3. Sunglasses

Prettify dollar store sunglasses with some spots, like this resourceful crafter.

5. 4. Gift Tags

Use old book pages, handmade stencils, and Sharpie to make your own holiday gift tags. Check out a full tutorial here.

6. 5. Napkins

Doodle cute motifs on plane white napkins, as done by The Salty Pineapple.

7. 6. Mugs

Polka dots, words, black and white, color — the possibilities are endless. Counter clockwise from the upper left Behind Every Great Man, Mustache, Blue and Red Pattern, Polka Dots, Geometric, and Yellow and Pink Triangles.

8. 7. Eggs

Doodle on eggs for Easter — or any time of year. From the blog of Alisa Burke.

9. 8. Pouch

Use neon colors to create a bright geometric accessory. Check out the directions by Dismount Creative.

10. 9. Leopard Stool

Decorate a piece of white fabric in a leopard print design, then use it to cover up an old ottoman. From Little Pink Monster.

11. 10. Spin Art

You’ll need a spinart machine (apparently these exist) to make this awesome circular artwork. Watch a video tutorial here.

12. 11. Sneakers

Turn plain white sneakers into floral, Marikmekko-inspired kicks. Read about the pair shown here.

13. 12. Dishes

Draw, doodle, or write on a plate, then bake it at 150 degrees for 30 minutes to make it permanent! Clockwise from the upper left corner: Floral Pattern, Monsters, Cats, and Cooking Quote.

14. 13. Flower Pot

Write your favorite quote or poem around the outside of a white flower pot, like The Craft Pond did.

15. 14. Pillow

Use rubbing alcohol to create a watercolor-like effect. Check out the tutorial Radical Possibilities.

16. 15. Twist Ties

A great packaging idea! Decorate twist ties with spots and stripes, as pinned here.

17. 16. Christmas Ornaments

Use stencils and Sharpies to prettify old ornaments. Check out the tutorial here.

Rubbing alcohol can create a tie-dye effect. Find the how-to here.

20. 18. Lamp

Scribble your favorite quotes, song, or poem on an old lampshade. Check all the details here.

21. 19. Zenstones

These would be cute stocking stuffers with names and occasions written on them. Made by this artsy blogger.

22. 20. Message Stones

Tell someone how you really feel. As seen on this blog.

23. 21. Plastic Bags

Doodle all over plastic bags to mix fun and functional. These were found on Bablisme.

24. 22. Rug

Add pattern to a blank carpet— with lots of patience. The one shown was created by this blogger

25. 23. Coffee Cup

A way to pass the time during a boring work meeting or class. Found on Tumblr.

26. 24. Flower Vases

Paint wine bottles white, then decorate with geometric patterns like this crafter.

27. 25. Nails

Make them Vivienne Westwood Inspired, as shown here.

Or polka dots with white nail polish and silver Sharpie, like this pinner.

29. 26. Necklace

Color wooden washers to make a quick and easy necklace, as done by See That There.

Or color round wooden beads, like this blogger.

31. 27. Envelope Lining

Color page reinforcers and use them to line envelopes for pretty invitations or any other snail mail. Check out the tutorial here.

32. 28. Gift Box

Decorate little gift boxes for tiny gifts — find the instructions and template here.

33. 29. Stationery

Draw a crosshatch pattern inside stencils for fun and elegant stationary. Check out the tutorial here.

34. 30. Guitar

A little nerve-wracking, but a cool way to personalize your instrument. Found on this flickr stream.

35. 31. Dog Bowls

Personalize your pooch’s dishware, like Literary Lama.

36. 32. Light Switch Cover

Add a pop of color to your walls — and make it easier to find that light switch. Pinned here.

37. 33. Gift Wrap

A great way to decorate plain brown paper gift wrapping. Read some tips on how to do it here.

38. 34. iPhone Case

You’ll need the full rainbow of Sharpies, but this would make for a great gift! Find detailed directions here.

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