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Picture Perfect Frames

Sharpie Squad Member, Alli Whitmore of One Pearl Button has come up with a creative tutorial that you can not only use year round, but the end result also makes a great gift and makes an even bolder statement when hosting a holiday party! Follow along as Alli takes you through this picture perfect DIY project.

Hello Sharpie fans!

I’m so happy to be a member of the Sharpie Squad this year, and so excited to be blogging here today.  This simple tutorial combines two of my favorite creative tools – Sharpie markers (of course!) and Polaroid photos.  It only requires a few minutes to make, and the end result is really fun.  Make a set and package them up for a quick and cute holiday gift, or keep them all for yourself!

Supplies: white vinyl magnet sheet (this should be available at your local craft store); craft knife; pencil; ruler; Sharpie markers!

Step 1: Draw a 3.5 x 4.25″ rectangle (the size of a polaroid picture) on the back of your magnet.  Use a ruler to keep your lines nice and straight.

Step 2: Using a craft knife and a ruler (metal is best, to keep from accidentally cutting it!), cut along your lines to make a rectangle.

Step 3: Draw a line .25″ away from one short edge and from both long edges.  Draw a line .875″ (7/8ths) away from the other short edge.

Step 4: Use the lines you just drew as a guide to cut a box in the center of the rectangle.

Step 5: Now it’s time for the fun part – grab your Sharpies and decorate!  I went with simple captions, but you can do absolutely anything – add drawings or designs, or even color the entire border.*

That’s it!  Stick them on your fridge or magnetic message board and enjoy the retro look.  You can either trim your photos to fit or just slap them on top -either way looks great.

For more on Sharpie, Polaroid, fashion, photography, crafting, and life in general, stop by my blog, One Pearl Button.  I’d love to meet you!

Big thanks to the Sharpie team for hosting me today!

*you can also use Sharpie sister-brand EXPO Dry Erase markers for captions that can be erased and changed whenever you’d like!

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DIY Sparkle & Shine

Sharpie Squad member, Alli Whitmore of One Pearl Button has concocted the perfect amount of sparkle and shine for the holidays. Her faux gilded candleholders are chic and make for a glowing accent to any tablescape and are even a great hostess gift.

Alli runs through a simple step by step how-to for making these festive candleholders. With just a few simple supplies and Alli’s “Sharpie Stencil Technique“ your home will be glowing all season long.  

What You’ll Need:

  • Glass cups – Anything that will fit a votive or tea light candle will work – from thrifted cups to old jars.  
  • A doily (Alli used two – one small and one large)
  • Spray adhesive or water-soluble craft glue
  • Sharpie metallic paint pens.

Step 1: Spray a light coating of adhesive onto the back of the doily and stick it onto your cup.  Or, if you’re like me, discover that your spray adhesive has adhered its nozzle shut, be too afraid of getting adhesive in your eyes to try to fix it, and use a glue stick instead.  Whatever works!

Make sure to press all the little pieces down firmly!


Step 2: Following the directions from my Sharpie Stencil Technique, use the paint pen to color all the open spaces of your doily.

Step 3: If you’d like, trace a line around the outside edge of the doily.

Step 4: Wait a minute for everything to dry a bit, then peel the doily off of the cup (my favorite part!).  Don’t worry if some pieces are stubborn.

Step 5:Let the cup sit for a few hours to set the paint.  When it has thoroughly dried, run it under warm water and rub gently to remove any excess glue and paper.

Step 6: Place a votive or tea light inside and enjoy the glow!

 

Big thanks to One Pearl Button for this clever Sharpie DIY! Do you have any Sharpie holiday tips and tricks up your sleeve? Tell us about them!

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One Pearl Button Inks it Pink

Sharpie Squad member, Alli Whitmore aka One Pearl Button wrote a wonderful PINK post on her blog today.

Not only does Alli show off her pretty pink signature for Sharpie’s INK IT PINK program, she also includes some of her favorite pink moments for inspiration:

Join Alli, the rest of theSharpie Squad and so many others and submit your Pink autograph to SharpieUncapped.com!  For every pink autograph submitted, Sharpie will donate $1 to City of Hope, breast cancer, research and education center.