DIY Watercolor Sharpie Planter

Date
Oct, 12, 2016

It’s time again for another Monthly DIY Challenge! This month we’re tackling Sharpies which totally made me do some serious brainstorming. When you think of this household marker, you usually think of something you write with. But after doing some research, I learned there was a way to create a watercolor look and I knew I had to give it a try. So I came up with this DIY Watercolor Sharpie Planter because I needed an excuse to buy yet another plant 😉

DIY WATERCOLOR SHARPIE PLANTER

DIY Watercolor Planter

MATERIALS

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:: sharpie maker(s) in the color of your choice
:: rubbing alcohol
:: ceramic vase

Watercolor Sharpie Supplies

STEP 1

Draw on your vase where you want your design to be. I stayed about an inch or so from the top using the navy marker (which looked more royal) and a little bit of black on top of that.
DIY Sharpie Planter

STEP 2

Dribble some of the rubbing alcohol over the part you just drew. You can do this over a bowl or over the sink.
DIY Watercolor Planter

This is what it will look like:
Sharpie Watercolor DIY

STEP 3

Use your finger with a paper towel wrapped around it to rub up and down in the same pattern that you drew.

Watercoloring a Planter

STEP 4

Apply a few more dribbles of rubbing alcohol and tip your vase upside down and right side up a few times to get the particles spreading.
Blue Watercolor Planter

STEP 5

Wipe the excess off the rim so you have a clean top and let dry.

How To Make  A Watercolor Sharpie Planter

It’s so fun seeing how each drop of alcohol affects the marker and the cool patterns that it makes. You can go back in and wipe off any areas that dribbled too much to touch it up. You could probably spray it with a clear finishing coat or even apply some clear nail polish, but it dries pretty hard so I left mine as is.

DIY Watercolor Sharpie Planter

Blue Watercolor Planter

Watercolor Succulent Planter

There are so many possibilities with this! I can’t wait to try it on some other stuff and I bet it would look super cool if you mixed a bunch of different colors. What would you try it on??

Don’t forget to check out all the other fab Sharpie projects from my friends below!

DIY Watercolor Sharpie Planter

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    October 13, 2016

    such A GREAT IDEA, bRE! perfect WAY TO DRESS UP A PLAIN POT!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      Thanks Kendra!

  2. Reply

    Bre

    October 12, 2016

    Love it!! Can you believe how much rubbing alcohol softens the effect? This turned out so pretty. I might make up some of this at Christmastime for gifts!

  3. Reply

    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    October 12, 2016

    Freakin genius! Seriously, love this. PINNING!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 12, 2016

      Thanks girl!! Hubby hasn’t said anything about my new plant yet 😉

  4. Reply

    Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    October 12, 2016

    Oh wow, what a fun technique! Such a beautiful result. I’ll definitely have to try this project out!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 12, 2016

      Thanks Erica! I was so impressed with how it worked! You definitely should give it a try!

  5. Reply

    Elishia

    October 12, 2016

    How do you come up with this stuff? Did you just look at a pot one day and think ‘aha! A sharpie would improve this’. Really awesome!

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 12, 2016

      haha thanks girl! And these monthly challenges really force me to think outside the box!

  6. Reply

    Jessica at househomemaDe

    October 12, 2016

    Love it! Trying it.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 12, 2016

      It’s addicting! I want to try it on everything!

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