Me and my little sister recently threw a bridal shower for my sister in-law to be! We had so much fun planning the shower and I ended up DIY-ing a lot of things for the party so my next couple posts are going to be bridal shower inspired. I’ve been seeing a lot of chalkboard wedding and party signs and they always have the most perfect lettering on them that I always envy! I have decent handwriting but it’s definitely not swoon worthy. Luckily, I found out a way to achieve PERFECT chalkboard script every time. It’s so easy you’ll die. By following this tutorial you can make perfect chalkboard signs for weddings, baby & bridal showers, birthdays, etc.
Supplies: – Board with smooth surface – Chalkboard paint – Assorted colors of acrylic paint or chalkboard markers – Chalk – White chalkboard marker
First, if your board is bigger than you want it, cut it down to the right size. Mine is about 2 ft by 3 ft. Paint your board with chalkboard paint. (2 coats and let it dry completely)
Compose your fonts and lettering on your computer then print it out. I took it to my local copy shop and got it printed out on a larger piece of paper just because I wanted my lettering to be a little bigger than what a standard printer could print out. My lettering ended up being 13 inches across and 15 inches down.
Take a regular piece of chalk and rub it all over the back of your paper.
Flip the paper back over and tape it onto the chalkboard.
Trace the words with the chalk.
You can sharpen the chalk with a hand held sharpener to be more precise.
Take of the paper and the words will be traced in chalk on your chalkboard! Pretty nifty right?
Fill in the letters with chalk or a chalkboard marker.
I like to use a chalkboard marker just because it looks a little more clean and finished.
I then free-handed simple leaves and flowers onto my chalkboard. If you don’t feel comfortable free-handing, you can print out some leaves and flowers and trace them on the same way you did the letters.
Fill in the leaves and flowers with acrylic paint or colored chalkboard markers. I used acrylic paints because I am going to reuse this sign, keeping the same flowers but just changing the words.
All done! I decided to display it in an old door that I have, just to add some interest but I think displaying it on a large easel would be beautiful as well.
(Isn’t my sister in-law to be gorgeous?!) We kinda like her;)