January 5, 2010 at 1:03 am (General Crafting)

I just love Sharpies.
So many colors.
So many possibilities.
Perfect for so many things.


Unfortunately, all I ever really use sharpies for is in my scrapbooks. But they can be used for so much more! Take 1 snowy day, 1 cup, a piece of fabric wrapped around it, and some rubbing alcohol, and you get these wonderful Sharpie sunbursts…




To make:
Take a large cup, place the fabric over the top, and secure with a rubber band. Using your beloved Sharpies, color a small design in the center. Using a straw or eye dropper, drop some rubbing alcohol in the center, and allow it to absorb outward. Wait paitiently, and a beautiful starburst will appear.

Here is a before and after—I went a little large and did more then a “small design” in the center…



Now I pose the question—what do I do with them? Quilt? Purse? I’m at a block!
Stay tuned!



  1. Heather said,

    my daughter’s preschool class just made t-shirts doing this, I had never heard of it before but they came out great so I want to do them at home now!

  2. sewin2disney said,

    It was a really cool process to watch! I can’t believe that someone would use Sharpies and alchohol with preschoolers, but I guess if they were well-watched, then it was ok!

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