Sharpie School Supply Bags

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #SharpieBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I will fully admit to being one of those moms doing a little dance that school is starting soon.  This summer was fun, but it’s always challenging to be around your little kids all. the. time.  I feel like I can never think of enough activities and the worst part is grocery shopping.  With three, it’s a nightmare!

I wanted to do some fun things for my kids to get excited about going back.  One of my favorite parts was getting shiny new school supplies!  This year I opted to decorate some little school supply bags to help my kids organize their pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc.  I of course turned to one of my own favorite crafting tools–Sharpies.

sharpie school supply bags


I bought the fine and ultra-fine tip Sharpies and some gold ones (because everything is better with gold in it!)  I found these at Staples and then I also found these little canvas/linen zippered bags there as well.  I got some stickers to help with lettering  and went to town.

sharpie craft bags

Sharpies from Staples

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Canvas zippered pouches from Staples


sharpie pencil bag


Step 1:  Place your stickers on the bag.

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Step 2:  Put a piece of cardboard under the first layer of the bag (so it’s inside the bag).  This will prevent the Sharpie from bleeding through to the other side.

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Step 3:  Start dotting all around the stickers, making sure to dot close to the edge of the stickers so the letters will be apparent.  Use the Ultra-fine tipped ones for the tiny spaces.  Use different sizes and colors.

Step 4:  Once you’re done, keeping the cardboard inside and placing a piece of parchment over the top, iron the bag to set the Sharpie in place.


sharpie glue bag


Repeat steps 1, 2

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Step 3:  Trace around the letters using a pencil.  Remove the letters.  Then use your Ultra-Fine Sharpie to go over the pencil.  Fill in the letters with dots or lines.

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sharpie marker bag

Repeat step 4.


sharpie doodle bag

Freehand Doodles:  Use a pencil to draw your doodles first and fill in with Sharpie!  Use the Ultra-fine for details.

sharpie bags

I love how these school supply bags turned out–which is why I love crafting with Sharpies.  It always seems to turn out super cute!  I also love how Staples had everything I needed for this project.  And starting August 10th all Sharpie fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters will be on sale at Staples (while supplies last)–so go gettem!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #SharpieBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV


  1. Melanie Hansen says:

    I love everything about this project! I admitted to Kent the other day that I just love office/school supplies and he told me that was the nerdiest thing I had ever said. But seriously, I have to limit my visits to Staples or even those aisles in stores…And I LOVE sharpies.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks Mel! Sharpies really are the best.

  2. Hi Heidi! Love this! Can you tell me the brand of those zippered pouches? I went into my local staples but couldn’t find them and I can’t find at staples online either. Thanks so much!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I had to kind of search for them and they were on an endcap display. However you can probably find them at Home Depot though!

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