DIY Watercolor Sharpie Planter

by Brepurposed
3 Materials
When it was time for another Monthly DIY Challenge with my blog friends, I had to get super creative. Our product of choice was Sharpie markers and I had no idea what to make! After doing some research I discovered that rubbing alcohol can create a pretty amazing effect when paired with this household marker and I knew I had to give it a try!
You can use this on other things besides a vase, but I wanted an excuse to buy another plant ;) I clearly have a thing for making planters. You can check out these faux concrete ones too!

You basically just draw on your vase where you want the design to be.
Then you can dribble a little rubbing alcohol over it and you'll start to see the watercolor start to appear.
It's such a fun way to create an abstract piece of art that doubles as a home for your plants!

And you could totally use different colors to create an even cooler pattern! I used blue and black here to achieve a darker blue.
If you have a black thumb like me and prefer working with faux plants you might like my Pressed Eucalyptus Art!

What would you try this Sharpie method on??
Suggested materials:
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ceramic Vase
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Maureen Potris Gardiner Maureen Potris Gardiner on Jan 22, 2019

    I love this project …. I did coaster's using plain white tiles..... but what I did was after Alcohol, I lite it with my lighter to burn off Alcohol and set the color...… and also, I used a spray bottle for the Alcohol

  • Alex Alex on Oct 16, 2021

    What about using metallic alcohol inks?! That would look cool!