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.
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!