The makers of Sharpie kindly sent me a several kits with instructions on how to make some fun holiday gifts/decorations for those on my list this year. So, I decided to make a party out of it and invited a couple of friends over, all of which are more crafty than me. We sipped wine and champagne cocktails (sparkling wine with Chamboard), played holiday music and of course Sharpie'd different objects!
My favorite hoilday Sharpie craft was decorating some blank Christmas balls with Sharpie markers, which is both cost effective and easy enough. It was also amzing to see what everyone came up with. I drew silver snowflakes on my red ornament and the year. It's only the end of 2009, yet for some reason I stupidly wrote 2008, grr. Personally, I blame the yummy Kim Crawford Wines! I was able to salvage my ornament though by going over the number in a red Shapie and re-writing the 9.
My friend Sarah made her blue sphere into an amazing globe (I doubt I'd even be able to draw the outline of all the countries on a piece of paper never mind on a frosted ornament like she did). Another girlfriend made her pink ornament into a chic plaid print, another wrote fun holiday words like joy, love celebrate, etc on hers and another turned hers into a zebra print. I wanted to keep them all! Here they are all together:
Next, we Shapie'd some white t-shirts and here is where my artist friend Zendi stole the show with her strategically placed cupcakes, lol.
While Nicki went for an I Heart NY style tee and also decorated a blank cardboard heart box that she brought with her.
We Sharpie'd picture frames in both black and white too. I chose black though and used it to decorate a Vegas weekend pic that I had from 2006:
I also Shapie'd a pink stocking for my cat, which she approved of with a sniff.
Lastly, some friends decorated champagne flutes with holiday Shapie flair as well:
As you can see, I'm not the greatest craftster, but it was easy to make these Sharpie inspired gifts and yet still be proud of the result. It's also not as messy or expensive as some crafts and not as time intensive as scrapbooking either. In fact, we enjoyed this girls-only party so much that I'm hoping to make this an annual party. For more Shapie holiday craft ideas click HERE!
Disclaimer: I received Shaprie product and items to Sharpie for this party. Also, Sharpie is a Weber Shandwick Chicago client, but I'm not affiliated with the account.