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how do you use your Sharpies?As part of the Start Something New campaign, I received a bag of goodies from Sharpie to review. Since I am a big fan of Sharpie, I already own most of these pens. Pictured above is all the goodies from Sharpie and a few of the things I used my Sharpies for this week.

I love the versatility of the pens and that they don’t smear. I especially like that the pens don’t write through my thank you notes and the ink not only coordinated nicely with my wedding colors, it also dries almost instantly. The fine tips made it a cinch to write around the “flowers” I made for a friend even though they are quite small. Even when writing on the plastic cups, I had no problems with smearing ink once it dried. The ink doesn’t dry quite as fast on plastic as on paper but it is still pretty quick. The only one of these products that was new to me was Sharpie Accent highlighters. They have a nice tip that makes a broad stroke but thin enough to be precise and the ink resists smearing many other inks to keep your notes legible.

What do you use your Sharpies to make? If you haven’t tried some of these new Sharpie products, you are missing out! Leave a comment by 10/25/11 and enter for a chance to win this pack of Stained fabric markers from Sharpie to see what you’ve been missing! (Sorry, this giveaway is open to US residents only.)


By Stacie Hooder

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121 Comments so far

  1. Victoria Sturdevant on October 12, 2011 10:18 pm

    I use my Sharpies on dominoes. I’d love the fabric markers to do t-shirts for my grandson.

  2. MelodyJ on October 12, 2011 11:01 pm

    I use the Sharpie pens to write down my ideas.


  3. StacyD on October 13, 2011 2:19 am

    I have seen tutorials on making your own baker’s twine with Sharpies and cotton string. The new Sharpies that say brighter for fabric would be awesome for this. I love all their colors.

  4. Lisa K on October 13, 2011 4:09 am

    My family uses Sharpies every day! I really love the new varieties, and would really love to win this package!

  5. Cheryl M. on October 13, 2011 4:38 am

    I use Sharpie’s for many craft projects.

  6. Jamie on October 13, 2011 4:40 am

    Most recently I used Sharpies for pumpkin decorating.
    I have also used them for thank you notes, Easter eggs,
    photo mats, candles, personalizing canvas shoes and much much more!

  7. Carol DeLater on October 13, 2011 4:52 am

    I use sharpies on everything! Cards, clothes, notes. I have never seen these yet so I would love to win.

  8. nancy bouhajja on October 13, 2011 4:59 am

    I use sharpies to label everything in my preschool classroom.

  9. Michelle on October 13, 2011 5:13 am

    I have been wanting to try the fabric markers the first time I saw them!

  10. Melinda Lang on October 13, 2011 5:22 am

    I write my Weight Watcher points plus value on all my packages and cans of food as soon as I bring them home and put them away and I always use a Sharpie to do it. It stays on and shows up on most everything. I look forward to trying the highlighters and would love to try the stained fabric Sharpies on some craft projects.

  11. Pat on October 13, 2011 5:54 am

    I Just love Sparpies to doddle, journal and decorate all types of surfaces. I cant win theses. I live in the UK. sad sad sad

  12. red carousel lion on October 13, 2011 6:04 am

    I redo old purses with new artwork & embellishments – sharpie markers help to add a special touch!

  13. Ellie B on October 13, 2011 6:06 am

    I use sharpies to label my canning lids and freezer containers, quick touch-ups on shoes, drawing on various surfaces (including the mailbox numbers), pumpkins, Easter eggs (not for consumption)…whatever takes the sharpie!

  14. kiran seth on October 13, 2011 6:13 am

    i like to scribble designs on computer 4×6 photo sheets to make postcard style notes/cards/luggage tags and etc

  15. Sarah on October 13, 2011 6:19 am

    My new current favorite: The Retractable Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Pen

  16. Becky Malouff on October 13, 2011 6:27 am

    I use the fine tip sharpies for just about EVERYTHING! My daughter uses them to color mandalas – she is a sharpie addict and she is only 7. :)

  17. Elena T on October 13, 2011 6:29 am

    We used sharpies to make “tyedye” shirts – very fun!

  18. Cathy on October 13, 2011 7:02 am

    What would our life be like without sharpies? I use them for everything-
    Work and home.

  19. susan on October 13, 2011 7:03 am

    Hmmm…what-don’t-I use Sharpies to do?!? Momma’s in a dementia facility,so the laundry markers are used a bunch; all her toiletries are Sharpied in pretty colors (glass,plastic,boxes,baskets!!); I carry them&index cards to make/leave waterproof notes for friends/neighbors; I worked special&sports events backstage&security for 10yrs&always had Sharpies for fan autographs, especially the gold&silver! I use them for addressing, outlining&glasspainting fill-in’s, labeling storage, good grief! :D I would LOVE the goodie bag! There must be something I havent tried :) & loved!

  20. Jackie on October 13, 2011 7:05 am

    I use mine to color-code things and get organized. I also just like to doodle with them. I didn’t know they made fabric markers though – need to look into that!

  21. Rose Lef on October 13, 2011 7:33 am

    I use them for many things. I sometimes use them to draw faces on some of the dolls I make. I also use them to date items I put in my freezer.

  22. Julie on October 13, 2011 7:41 am

    I love Sharpies! When my daughter was 3 years old, her grandmother let her pick out something in this huge gift shop. They had toys, books and adorable clothes. What did she do? She went straight to the office section and picked out a big set of colored Sharpies. She already knew how fun they were!

  23. Anne V on October 13, 2011 7:44 am

    Anytime I need to write anything, it is usually with a Sharpie. I keep a Mini-Sharpie attached to my Fridge Calendar,ready to add events,work schedules,etc.The only thing I have not used Sharpies for alot, is on Fabric(I Sew and Quilt all the time!),which is why I would love to win those Stained by Sharpie markers so I could give them a whirl, and then be able to truly recommend them at work, when a customer asks for recommendations for drawing on Fabric or embellishing with Markers!

  24. Dawn on October 13, 2011 8:01 am

    Is there a use that Sharpie isn’t used for? I use it for work and for pleasure and I know that it won’t fade.

  25. iris on October 13, 2011 8:38 am

    I use sharpies in the kitchen, sewing room, garage, you’ll even find one in my makeup travel bag!!! There a 3 laying on my desk right now!! I’d love to win the goodie bag!
    Thanks for the chance!

  26. Kristie on October 13, 2011 8:50 am

    I have these on my list to buy for my sister in law’s baby shower next month. We’re having a onesie decorating party. I think these sharpies would be perfect. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  27. smfsprout on October 13, 2011 9:33 am

    I have recently learned about the wonderful things you can do with a Sharpie. I would love to use these to try out some more ideas. THanks.

  28. Kathrynn on October 13, 2011 9:36 am

    I love Sharpies. My husband says I am a pen fanatic, I prefer the term enthusiast.

  29. Carolyn in VA on October 13, 2011 9:48 am

    I use Sharpies all the time as well – to mark kids clothes/toys/blankets/towels with their names and we have a pile of them out at every party for folks to label their drink cups (although best place is not below the rim where it’s hard to see and you might put your mouth on it, it’s right across the middle.) My brother delights in giving everyone fun nicknames to use at parties when he gets to the cups & Sharpies first (btw, he’s 40!)

    Would love to try these fabric markers out, I’ve been thinking of decorating t-shirts as the craft/favor for my 8yo’s birthday party coming up in January and these look great!

  30. Beth Watson on October 13, 2011 10:05 am

    I use Sharpies to color clear rhinestones and create the perfect shade to make all of my craft projects!

  31. Sharon Rebecca Lowery on October 13, 2011 10:08 am

    I love Sharpies! I use them in alot of my crafts if not all. One of my favorite crafts is Tye Dye with Sharpies! LOVE to the SHARPIES!

  32. ChrisTea on October 13, 2011 10:33 am

    I use Sharpies for everything! I have them in all sizes for marking, for blanking out info on my mail before I throw it away, I have made faces on pumpkins, I’ve used it for repairing worn items to make it look whole again, for writing, for marking plastic bags, for drawing … and a whole lot more. I couldn’t get through a day without my Sharpies! Thank you!

  33. Leanna on October 13, 2011 10:48 am

    I have been wanting to get some sharpies lately for some fabric art fun! Excited to see they came out with some new markers :)

  34. Aileen Bell on October 13, 2011 12:10 pm

    They are great for personalizing crafts, lunch pails, whatever!

  35. Tina Wegner on October 13, 2011 12:18 pm

    I would love to keep a full set on hand for crafting but my teens keep stealing them for school, any one else have this problem, if I should win, I think I will hide these. lol

  36. Deborah Jennings on October 13, 2011 1:20 pm

    I use sharpies to decorate envelopes, greeting cards, and anything else that I need to decorate. I have been known to write on my glass with sharpies. I love my sharpies! I have the regular size and the fine points. My DH uses the Ultra fine point when he makes his circuit boards, before etching them.

  37. Jami Cobb on October 13, 2011 1:25 pm

    I am a huge Sharpie fan! No generic substitutes work as well. And I love all the different colors they have, now. I’d love to try the Fabric Markers. I haven’t ever seen the Sharpie brand before!

  38. Yolanda D. on October 13, 2011 1:53 pm

    I love Sharpie!

  39. turtle on October 13, 2011 2:14 pm

    i use sharpies for lots of labeling! usually on glass or metal. Would love to work on fabric with these!

  40. Tiffany on October 13, 2011 2:23 pm

    I use my Sharpies for everything such as Scrapbooking and Card Making to Art Dolls and Journaling. I love Sharpie products and have several different colors.

  41. Kysha Plante on October 13, 2011 3:03 pm

    I use Sharpies for everything. I have nearly every color in markers. I have the pencils and both kinds of pens. I use them at work to mark boxes and in my crafts both paper and fabric at home.

  42. joni on October 13, 2011 3:49 pm

    i use sharpie pens to cover up paint stains on my clothes.

  43. Laura Strathman Hulka on October 13, 2011 3:58 pm

    Addicted to sharpies too – making some little things for Christmas that would be perfect accented with these stained fabric ones! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

  44. Joanne Carpenter on October 13, 2011 4:40 pm

    I use sharpies to label clothing. I’d love to win the new “stained by sharpie” set!

  45. Lynn Dunn on October 13, 2011 5:31 pm

    I use sharpies to label everything–in the car, at the office and at home. I used to let the kids have them for coloring at school–but decided I liked the colored ones, too!

  46. joyce hancock on October 13, 2011 6:28 pm

    I use sharpies to label containers in my craft room.

  47. Victoria H on October 13, 2011 6:52 pm

    I LOVE Sharpies! I always have tons of uses for them.

  48. Andrea Johnson on October 13, 2011 8:33 pm

    I use Sharpies for all kinds of things, from ordinary (albeit colorful) writing to decorating anything and everything. I’d love the chance to play with Sharpies and fabric.

  49. Sabrina Wright on October 13, 2011 8:43 pm

    love sharpies

  50. Christina on October 13, 2011 9:20 pm

    I was using sharpies to dye paper when I lived abroad.

  51. Ella on October 13, 2011 9:30 pm

    I use the markers to label things in my classroom.

  52. Kelly on October 13, 2011 9:53 pm

    I LOVE Sharpie!!!!! I use them for just about everything and just got really excited b/c I didn’t know they had fabric pens. WooHoo!!!!

  53. Randi on October 14, 2011 12:54 am

    I have used Sharpies to fill in bleach stains on clothing and carpet, and I also use them to label ev*er*y*thing.

  54. Ashley Farmer on October 14, 2011 2:31 am

    I’m an artist, mostly a painter, so I use sharpies for artwork. Sometimes it’s on a painting, sometimes illustration, sometimes scrapbooking or sometimes stamping. It really just depends!

  55. Ann on October 14, 2011 4:41 am

    I use sharpies to label just about everything, particularly on all of my kids things that go to school – label the backpack, lunchbox, jacket. What a great way to use them and be creative!

  56. Shannon A on October 14, 2011 5:57 am

    My husband uses sharpies at work so we always have a few lying around. I use them for crafts and scrapbooking. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

  57. VICTORIA on October 14, 2011 7:20 am

    sharpies are just one of those staple items in the house! it is awesome that they now have markers for different purposes. i love the multicolored sharpies; so bright, so fun to write with!

  58. Rebel Crafter on October 14, 2011 8:15 am

    I need those pens! What fun I’d have doodling on a pair of converse slip ons!!!

  59. Marci on October 14, 2011 8:22 am

    I use my sharpies for labeling everything! Craft supplies, frozen food, rubber stamps, lunches – you name it, I label it :)

  60. terriavidreader on October 14, 2011 8:30 am

    I love Sharpies too, but haven’t used them like you did! Thanks for a chance to win some.

  61. Karen on October 14, 2011 9:11 am

    Bulletin boards, Girl Scout “stuff”, labeling camp gear, crafting, etc etc etc!!!
    Black always runs out first!

  62. veronica on October 14, 2011 9:23 am

    I use markers in all my projects. Sharpies are the best and the most versatile.

  63. Nancy on October 14, 2011 10:39 am

    Sharpies can be used for everything. Would love to try the new ones!

  64. Jusa on October 14, 2011 11:57 am

    I use Sharpies in my cardmaking. Also use them to mark the expiration date on cans and packages in the pantry. Not artistic, but very useful for keeping track of when food should be eaten by.

  65. Marisa DeWolfe on October 14, 2011 12:26 pm

    I use my sharpies to make original designs on shrinky-dink plastic and then make fun jewelry and buttons out of the finished product.

  66. Dani Vilella on October 14, 2011 12:50 pm

    i use them all the time! for everythng!

  67. Isabelle on October 14, 2011 1:45 pm

    I mainly use sharpies for labelling!! They are great! As I always say: You can never have enough sharpies.!
    I also love to use them for decorating!
    Thank you for giving away sharpies!!! One of my all time fave pens!!

  68. lorraine on October 14, 2011 2:21 pm

    i use sharpies for most of my writing and drawing..i also heard that you can use them to dye yarn

  69. Anne Marie on October 14, 2011 2:25 pm

    Labeling my kids’ cups and helping them learn ABCs.

  70. Donna Worth on October 14, 2011 5:54 pm

    Ohhh, I could really use these in my paper art! Or even use them for their intended purpose!

  71. emily anne on October 14, 2011 6:40 pm

    shrinky dinks. the best!

  72. Amber Becht on October 14, 2011 8:17 pm

    I love Sharpies and have these on my NEED list!

  73. Sandy on October 15, 2011 1:38 am

    I love sharpies!!! I love to use them for labelling everything I have! decorating a boring box etc. and I also use them as normal pens! I have the fine ones and they’re great! I also have the normal ones in all different colors!
    This is and amazing giveaway! THank you so much! :D

  74. Janet Schmick on October 15, 2011 3:17 am

    I just love sharpies. Use them all the time. These sound great.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  75. Leanne on October 15, 2011 7:00 am

    I’d use the sharpies for my card sentiments.

  76. Emily C on October 15, 2011 7:04 am

    Sharpies are so cool. i just love them!

  77. adrienne zedella on October 15, 2011 8:21 am

    i LOVE Sharpies – I have a black one in every room in the house, one in my purse at all times and one in the car. You just never know when the only thing that will work is a Sharpie.
    I use them for everything, mostly organizing and labelling, but I use them for my garage sales too.
    chichijunk at cs dot com

  78. Stephanie on October 15, 2011 12:20 pm

    I use sharpies for everything from fixing a scuff on my shoe to writing on seed tags in the garden. thanks for the giveaway!!

  79. Kristin on October 15, 2011 7:13 pm

    I love Sharpies! I must have at least a dozen different colors! I use them for everything – mostly labeling all of my kids’ belongings…

  80. Evelyn R on October 15, 2011 7:48 pm

    I use Sharpies for crafts, greeting cards, coloring worn spots in belts, blacking out shapes to scan for scal files, coloring plastic, glossy card stock, metal, etc. Love them.

  81. Angela LeBlanc on October 15, 2011 8:21 pm

    I LOVE sharpies, I use them for everything.I would love to win these. You can never have too many………

  82. Kim Ratajczyk on October 16, 2011 4:15 am

    just bought the metallic Sharpies today… looking forward to using them for everything!

  83. michele on October 16, 2011 5:11 am

    These look like loads of fun!!

  84. Roxanne Dixon on October 16, 2011 6:46 am

    I use Sharpies to fix scuffs on my shoes!

  85. Sandy on October 16, 2011 8:15 am

    Oh my, I do know – I use them to make signs for our sales and my daughter uses them for her teaching. I use them to make signs that my husband MIGHT see (hehe). For my grandson’s 1st birthday, the party is a 5k walk for a children’s museum which is for donations or money and I would donate some to that museum. So many choices.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  86. lee on October 16, 2011 10:43 am

    We have used them for pumpkin coloring! would love to try these new ones.

  87. Hobbyjunkie on October 16, 2011 10:44 am

    I love labeling things in pretty colors.

  88. April on October 16, 2011 4:20 pm

    I love Sharpies for coloring in digi stamps!

  89. Kathy Davis on October 16, 2011 8:15 pm

    As a teacher I have always used Sharpies to write on my classroom charts, make bulletin boards and label just about anything, I now teach one on one with a severely handicapped autistic student. We would love to use these Sharpies to draw, color, and practice handwriting.

  90. mayra on October 16, 2011 9:37 pm

    I use sharpie for everything.

  91. Daniela on October 16, 2011 10:02 pm

    Sharpies are a must for teachers! Gotta love the variety of colors!

  92. Siobhan on October 17, 2011 3:45 am

    I had no idea sharpie made fabric markers! Lately I’ve been using sharpies for line drawings. I use the medium point and I love the bold effect!

  93. Summer on October 17, 2011 8:36 am

    Sharpie markers are one of the best tools one can use to make a “permanent mark” on the crafting world. I use mine all the time!

  94. mary fanara coleman on October 17, 2011 4:18 pm

    I often use Sharpie’s to help my daughter outline drawings or pictures.

  95. Dennis on October 17, 2011 6:00 pm

    I use sharpies all the time making cards. So let me win and I will share with the grandkids. Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. Abigail Burns on October 17, 2011 9:04 pm

    I use my Sharpies to personalize books and journals.

  97. Carah Kristel on October 17, 2011 11:55 pm

    The better question is “What don’t I use Sharpies for?” Sharpies are my crafty best friends.

  98. Deci Worland on October 18, 2011 9:13 am

    I always have a Sharpie nearby. I make jewelry and use them to mark pliers and wire.

  99. blakepro on October 18, 2011 1:57 pm

    I use sharpies on everything. They are just so versatile. They are good for much more than crafting. I like to have one in most rooms of the house because you never know when you will need one.

  100. Charity McAllister on October 18, 2011 6:54 pm

    I use sharpies for outlines on craft projects!

  101. Christina on October 19, 2011 5:14 am

    my favorite sharpies are the fine tip ones.

  102. Kim Hil on October 19, 2011 5:40 am

    The whole family uses Sharpies on everything!! My hubby even uses them to write reminders on his arm so he can remember and it does not come off during the day!!! Lol..I’d luv to win these so I can hide them and actually find/have them to use when I want them!

  103. Melissa on October 19, 2011 9:52 pm

    I love Sharpies! I use them for many things, but recently to customize doll furniture with awesome patterns.

  104. Jessica P on October 19, 2011 10:27 pm

    I uder them on shrinky plastic and then pake jewelry!

  105. Bridget Haig on October 20, 2011 4:08 am

    Sharpie what we use them for, what don’t we use them for Well there’s school projects, labeling my Box Top baggies, Mailing packages, Daughter altering her, trash can plain is so boring mom, that old pair of shoes, Pretty near every craft in the house. Our next project is our Zombie Barbie Graveyard for Halloween. Thanks for the contest and thanks for a wonderful project. We love them!!

  106. Mary Merenda on October 20, 2011 5:56 am

    I love using sharpies, the last thing I labeled with a Sharpie was a cd I was using to store my pictures. –mm–

  107. Jody on October 20, 2011 3:50 pm

    I made “stained glass” panels for my arched window with clear contact paper and colorful Sharpies. It came out beautiful. I can never have too many Sharpies.

  108. Steve on October 20, 2011 4:19 pm

    I use sharpies on everything!

  109. Linda on October 20, 2011 5:44 pm

    I use Sharpie’s for my many craft projects.

  110. Briana on October 21, 2011 7:46 am

    I LOVE SHARPIES! I use them for a lot of things! my favorite being for creative journaling! but of course for labeling and such.

  111. helenlam on October 21, 2011 3:59 pm

    I’ve used sharpies in jewelry making…great for use when annealing copper!

  112. shazadi islam on October 21, 2011 6:25 pm

    OOOOOO SHARPIES MY FAVORITE MARKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would luv to win this so that i can make cards for all my friends at school this is awesomesauce!!!!!

  113. Autumn Cusic on October 22, 2011 5:41 pm

    I use sharpies every day. Dating product at work, labeling leftovers for the fridge or freezer. And just about every craft project I undertake involves a sharpie at some point.

  114. Debra L on October 22, 2011 7:55 pm

    You can never have to many sharpies!

  115. Jamie on October 23, 2011 6:27 am

    So far I’ve just been using the REGULAR sharpies on my fabrics. Time to try the real thing! :D

  116. Jeanne on October 23, 2011 3:08 pm

    Oh, I really love these Sharpies, hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

  117. Nicole on October 23, 2011 3:57 pm

    I love to design new kids Birthday Gift ideas! I LOVE sharpie! This would be perfect!

  118. Courtney on October 23, 2011 4:48 pm

    I LOVE Sharpies!! I use them for just about everything, including coloring my digi images for my cards!!

  119. Denise Rieth on October 24, 2011 6:07 am

    I just found out you can use Sharpies to color silk scarves and fabrics–who knew? I see a gaggle of hand “dyed” gifts in my future!

  120. Carmen on October 24, 2011 10:30 am

    Sharpie fabric markers would be great! I could use them to fancy-up some of my daughters onesies.

  121. Carlene Dettwyler on October 24, 2011 4:18 pm

    I use sharpies for various things – making important items stand out, color coding items, and love to write interesting notes on lunch items!!!

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