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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:

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. Yael says:

    I like exactly what you have actually done here, please keep providing stella information.

  2. […] 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 […]

  3. Pat says:

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

  4. Pat says:

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

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