Erasing Permanent Marker & My Frugal Thrift Store Creation

permanent marker KOMH

I love to rummage through thrift stores! Especially ones that have leftover craft supplies and fabric remnants! I could spend all day looking through this stuff! When my children are in tow they quickly bore of looking at those things, but I am typically in thrifty, crafting heaven!

Although I love coming home with my inexpensive treasures, I loathe when the store prices the item with permanent marker! Most places write the price with a dry-erase type marker or red marking pencil that you can almost rub off with your finger. But one store I frequent writes in permanent maker and it is a pain to remove!

hurrican glass 1 hurricane glass 2 hurricane glass 3

I recently drug out a few of my thrift store finds in attempt to create something! Lo and behold there was that nuisance permanent marker on my hurricane glass and platter! So, I took to google (whom I have a love/hate relationship with!) to find a solution to my irritating problem! I found a myriad of solutions to removing permanent marker. Some were more involved than others. I wanted something simple that used items I had on hand. I was not about to go out and buy something to remove it!

silver platter 1 silver platter 2 silver platter 3

One tip I came across said if working with a non porous surface try erasing the marker with a pencil eraser! I thought, no way!! That would be too easy. And besides, it’s permanent. Don’t I need some type of skin-leeching chemical?!! (Haha!) I decided I would give this overly simple solution a try. And would you believe, it worked!!! Simple as pie!!!

I just grabbed a pencil and started erasing! The marker started to disappear right before my very eyes! Maybe I love in a bubble and y’all already knew this! But for those like me, I just had to share this helpful tip! Can you tell I’m excited about it??!! Haha!! 🙂

Christmas platter craft 1

Here is what I made with my goodies! A Christmas Platter Centerpiece. The doo-dads I added here were all found in the trash! My neighbor put out a bunch of “junk” before moving and I went through it and got what I wanted! So this only cost me $4.00 to make. Whatcha think?

christmas platter craft 2


2 thoughts on “Erasing Permanent Marker & My Frugal Thrift Store Creation

  1. beautiful .. you are a good artist ., man’s trash is another man’s treasure ., people do throw good stuff away too that is useful for something else ! neat idea .

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