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Watercolor prints have been rising in popularity for a few months now — HGTV Home’s Nancy Fire even named them as one of the top design trends to watch this spring. I personally love these hazy, colorful designs — but you know what I don’t love? That designer price tag. So, how excited was I to discover that you can make your own watercolor-esque pillow covers with basic rubbing alcohol and a handful of Sharpies? Pretty darned excited. Watch the video to learn how:

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Fair warning: These pillows are kind of addicting to make, and I’m itching to use the technique on table linens and maybe even a t-shirt. The possibilities are endless!

Sharpie Tie-Dye Watercolor Pillows

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  1. […] WATERCOLOR PILLOWS This project is too cool not to try. As Marianne demonstrated in a recent HGTV Crafternoon episode, you can easily create a watercolor effect on a cotton pillow cover using nothing more than […]

  2. Pat says:

    I'm guesssing you washed the case first, but how to "set" the ink?

  3. Pat says:

    Oh, yes…I will experiment with my granddaughter. Think she'll have fun with this idea too. Thanks!

  4. Anna says:

    Where is the video?

  5. Chez Net says:

    Soy un compositor Colombiano b me encuentro contigo FRAN, mis de la RIIA kid unas ratas la misma o qual mis hun ACODEM acá por otro lado en Colombia. tienes el propio refuerzo. Todos estamos cvontigo

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