Believe it or not, a simple Sharpie marker can become the vehicle for your DIY dreams. These transformations ahead can easily be achieved — some may require a bit more artistic flair while others just need precise measurements and a straight edge to create jaw-dropping effects:
1. Faux Subway Tile
Pro tip: Find exact subway tile measurements from product descriptions, or buy a single tile sample to get your dimensions just right.
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2. Freehand Floral Wallpaper
Think minimalist meets free-form.
3. Farmhouse Stairs
Fake old woodwork by applying Sharpie marks in a chevron motif.
4. Embellished Play Zone
Take a Sharpie to a neutral-hued blanket or towel and jazz it up with some line designs.
5. Self-Made Gallery Wall
Want a gallery wall but don't want to pay for prints? Make your own by drawing or tracing simple floral designs in a Sharpie.
6. Channel Shiplap
Even Joanna Gaines would be fooled.
7. Guest Bath Patterned Wallpaper
Try a slightly thicker Sharpie to achieve a bolder line.
8. Wordy Walls
Have nice handwriting? Or a friend with nice handwriting? Pick your favorite phrase, and voilà.
9. Textured Line Walls
You can tell these walls were drawn by hand — but that's part of the charm.
10. Patterned China
Apply Sharpie designs to plain cups to create fun coffee vessels or mini succulent planters.
11. Whimsical Nursery
Instagrammer @onkateelane got this look by using a water-based Sharpie paint pen.
12. Half-Wall Wallpaper
Don't want to go all in on a Sharpie design? Consider doing just half of the wall.
13. Kitchen Canisters
Try our DIY to make cool Scandi-inspired kitchen storage containers.
14. Clean Line Wall Motif
Grab your ruler or straight edge, be extra precise, and no one would know this wasn't wallpaper!