sharpie paint pens {diy pencil cup}

Have you guys tried Sharpie’s paint pens yet?  They’re awesome — I tried them out recently on a super-quick DIY.

I needed a pencil cup to house all of the tools floating around on my desk, so I grabbed this almost-dead jar candle and went to work.  If you want to do the same, follow along!

First, microwave your candle jar (as long as there’s no metal on it) for about 15 seconds.  Use a butter knife to gently pop the used candle out of the jar.  It should be loose enough, but if not, microwave in 5 second intervals until it comes away from the jar.  Wash the jar thoroughly.

Grab some Sharpie paint pens.  I used the oil-based pens in a variety of tip sizes (they have everything from Ultra Fine to Bold).  Decide on a pattern to paint on your jar and go to it!  I decided to do white on white with a little gold tossed in for good measure.

That’s really all it takes, kids!  They’re simple and fun and I could think of about a million uses for these bad boys.  My new pencil cup is all dolled up and ready to get down to business.  xoxo

  1. Elaine on said:

    That’s a good size–fat and low, you can see what you have in it. <3 <3 <3

  2. Helena on said:

    I love these! I need to get some of these paint pens. I was looking at other things like gold leaf pens and whatnot, but this looks so much simpler!

  3. katie on said:

    i absolutely love sharpie paint pens! this is such a fun use for them…thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  4. Mariana on said:

    I loOoVe this! Simple and beautiful. Love it!!

  5. Kelli on said:

    What brand of pen is the one lying on the notepad? They are my favorite and I can’t find them anywhere!

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