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Valentine’s Day DIY ~ Sharpie Marker Inspired Vase

Have you seen the Sharpie Marker coffee mugs, plates and other glassware decorated items all over pinterest?  I have and I pinned a few and always intended to make something but never quite got around to it, until now!  I wanted to try the simple marker technique on a white vase for Valentine’s Day.

I went to the Thrift Store and found this lovely plain white bud vase for .50 cents and this was my base.  I couldn’t decide what to put on the vase?!? Hearts, words, arrows, something intricate, something simple….I hate making decisions.  I finally decided on the word love written inconspicuously on a small area of the vase on one side and some hearts on the other side.


This is such an easy craft and would be great for kids to do.  The Sharpie Marker drawing should be done with supervision because of the permanent nature of the markers and an adult would have to do the heat/oven part of the craft.  This would be fun for dad to make with the kids as a surprise for mom or grandma and with Mother’s Day coming up this could also be done to hold a lovely bouquet of flowers for that occasion. Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Wash and dry your glass item and then rub it down with a cotton ball drenched in rubbing alcohol. Once dry, make your design using a permanent marker. Place your item in the oven for 30 minutes.  When the time is up, turn your oven off and let your item cool down before removing.  {This is the same technique I used with my Martha Stewart party glass set}. Mine has held up to soap and water wash but I would not recommend scrubbing the area that has been Sharpie Markered {is markered even a word?}.

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Jenn/Rook No. 17

Friday 25th of January 2013

Ah...the elegance of a single rose. What a beautiful and creative way to showcase one of nature's most divine creations!


Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

What a sweet thrift store upcycle, MaryBeth! Thanks for sharing!

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Sunday 20th of January 2013

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Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom

Saturday 19th of January 2013

What a fun way to dress up a flower vase.! I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share!

Mary Beth

Saturday 19th of January 2013

Thanks so much for the party invite, Leigh Anne! Have a wonderful week.

~Mary Beth~