Sharpie Painted Letters

Sharpie Painted Letters

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Sanford

Additional Information



  • Sharpie paint markers
  • Darice craft foam sheets: regular & adhesive-backed
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Optional: Ribbon or magnets


  1. With the cap in place, shake the paint marker thoroughly. Do not shake the marker with the cap off or you will create a big mess!
  2. Twist the cap to break the cellophane wrap, pump the tip a number of times on a scrap piece of paper until you see the ink charge down to the tip of the marker.
  3. Draw letters on a large sheet of Darice craft foam or adhesive-backed foam sheets in your favorite lettering style. You can draw each letter individually or connect as one word.
  4. Create border designs, dots, shading or a plaid design on each letter using a variety of colors and tip sizes. Have fun with your designs! Start with the lightest colors and work to the darkest.
  5. Let paint dry. Cut out letter with scissors or craft knife.
  6. Attach finished letters to a ribbon and use to display photos, or use them to embellish notebooks, scrapbooks and journals. Attach a magnet to create fun noteholders for mirrors or the refrigerator.