How to "Dye" a Pillow Cover With a Marker

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

DIY Projects Using Sharpies

DIY Projects Using Sharpies

HGTV Magazine used this common office supply to create fun DIY pieces.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

By: Jodi Kahn
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What You'll Need

  • chisel-tip permanent marker
  • cardboard (roughly size of pillow cover)
  • ruler
  • crafts paintbrush
  • rubbing alcohol

1. Stick a piece of cardboard inside a pillow cover to keep it flat. Using the fat side of the marker’s chisel tip and a ruler, draw three horizontal lines and three vertical lines across the pillow case to divide it into 16 squares.

2. Using the thin side of the marker’s chisel tip and a ruler, draw diagonal lines across the pillow case, dividing each square into four triangles.

3. Dip a crafts paintbrush in rubbing alcohol and brush over each line to blur it. Let dry. 

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