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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).
And thereyouhaveit- gorgeous lettering for the rest of us- perfect for Sangria Bar drink stations, Ice Cream parties and beyond.
Alicia @ La Famille says
its terrific. love pretty chalkboards 🙂
Me too! I can’t make them without help though (until this handy trick, which is still help, really). 🙂
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
No problem! 🙂
forgive me if you’ve posted this a zillion times, but the fringe backdrop? LOVE. how’d you make it?
Jess Abbott says
Patty Ritter says
I’ve been told that a Chalk Pen helps a great deal when working on a chalkboard. Where do I find Chalk Pens?
Patty Ritter says
Also, can you use a chalk pen directly on a chalkboard?
Hey Peggy, I got my chalk pens on amazon (I got a variety pack that had different thicknesses or mm). And, yep, you can write directly on the chalkboard with the chalk pen. 🙂
Hope that helps!