Dress Up Vases With Sharpies

Following the instructions below to create this fun DIY project from HGTV Magazine .
DIY Projects With Sharpies

DIY Projects With Sharpies

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Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

By: Jodi Kahn
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What You'll Need

  • fine-point permanent marker in black
  • painter's tape
  • 1 1/2 inch paper punch

For Semicircles: Wrap a 7/8-inch-wide strip of painter’s tape around a vase about an inch from the top. Draw a chain of semicircles around the vase right above the tape, using it as a guide. Remove the tape and repeat down the vase (the rows should be about 7/8 inch apart).

For Herringbone: Draw three vertical lines—they can be a little squiggly—down each side of a vase to divide each side into four evenly spaced sections. Working on one section at a time, draw short diagonal lines to create a herringbone pattern

For dots: Punch a 1 1/2-inch-diameter circle out of a 3-inch-wide strip of painter’s tape. Discard the circle—the remaining tape is your stencil. Make three or four more stencils (the tape will lose stickiness, so you’ll need a few for one vase). Adhere a stencil to the vase, fill it in with a crosshatch pattern, and repeat.

TIP: Make a mistake? You can erase Sharpie marks on ceramic with rubbing alcohol.

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