I wish I had beautiful handwriting, but I don’t. In fact, someday my terrible handwriting is going to warrant a calligraphy class!
In the meantime, though, I found this amazing DIY chalkboard lettering tutorial and, I have to tell you guys, I feel like I discovered some secret stash of gems or something.
The process is so easy- and the chalkboard lettering comes out looking so fabulously amazing. For someone with terrible handwriting, this is Big! News!
I did things differently than Emily (mostly because we just got a new printer and I couldn’t figure out how to print mirror images), but the totally genius chalked-paper idea is totally hers.
You just print out your sign in the fonts you want (I chose several outlined words because I didn’t have much time and that seemed easiest). Then, you rub chalk all over the backside of your printed signs. Then you trace your sign with a pen. The chalk from the back makes a faint outline on the chalkboard. Trace the faint outline with a chalk pen (regular chalk would work too- I just needed this to stay put, so I opted for a chalk pen).