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I love creative gift wrapping! (As you can tell by how many different, fun gift wrapping tutorials I've shared). So when I saw the fabulous offer on the Sharpie Permanent Markers Limited Edition Gift Pack (39 colors!!), I knew I wanted to get creative and make something fun for Christmas. I came up with an easy craft for a stained-glass-effect gift tag project--or it would make a fun Christmas ornament, too. But I'm all about the pretty, pretty presents, so that's where my mind went first.
I also picked up a Sharpie + Paper Mate Flair Gift Pack for my older daughter for Christmas. She's 14, and she LOVES Flair pens so much.
Look how pretty and bright and colorful and perfectly translucent they are! I love how they turned out.
My first idea for creating these stained glass gift tags was to draw on the design with the Sharpie markers, and use black puff paint to make the faux lead outlines. WOW, did that not work. I couldn't squirt a steady, even line of paint to save my life. Paper turned out to be SO much easier to use and better looking. Faster, too.
I love the amazing coverage you get with the metallic Sharpie markers, too. They're the perfect compliment to the translucent colors of the regular Sharpie markers on the clear plastic.
Sharpie Faux Stained Glass Ornaments or Gift Tags Tutorial:
Materials for Faux Stained Glass Sharpie Gift Tags:
- clear plastic (some came as part of the packaging for the Sharpie gift packs!)
- Assorted colors of Sharpie permanant markers
- craft knife
- black cardstock
Sketch out the shape of your gift tag and use a sharp craft knife to cut out an outline of the shape from black cardstock.
Place the clear plastic (like a sturdy sheet protector) on top of the paper outlines, and color in the segments with Sharpie markers.
Glue the paper outline to the top side of the Sharpie-colored plastic, and cut away excess plastic.
Punch a hole in the top of the gift tag, and dress up a present, or hang it on the Christmas tree as an ornament.