Do you ever feel overwhelmed at starting (or finishing) a project? No matter how big or small it might be? That’s how I felt about my DIY rustic chalkboard.
I had bugged my husband for weeks to make me this beautiful chalkboard and after he did it sat in our home completely blank for days and then weeks before I got up the nerve to try my hand at chalk lettering.
It looked so beautiful and perfect that I didn’t want to mess it up with sloppy handwriting. I was completely overwhelmed. I kept seeing chalkboards on Pinterest with beautifully hand-written lettering and I no idea where to start. A lot of the tutorials I read were overwhelming and time-consuming. They consisted of measurements, grids and fancy chalk pens. I wanted something easy!
I discovered this super easy method that will give you beautiful chalk lettering every time.
DIY Perfect Chalkboard Lettering
Using a program like Word, Photoshop or even PicMonkey, type your quote or message. Depending on the size of your chalkboard you may have to print each word on a single page.
Rub a piece of chalk (using the long edge) on the back of each sheet of paper.
Place the sheet of paper on the chalkboard with the printed word facing out (you may want to tape it in place to keep it from moving).
Using a pen (with the lid on) and pressing firmly, trace the outline of the word onto the chalkboard. Carefully remove the piece of paper and you will have the faint outline of the word in chalk.
Finally, using your chalk trace over the outline of the word to complete your quote. I like to use scissors to sharpen the end of my chalk into a point to give me more accuracy when writing.
It’s as easy as that! No measuring, no grid lines to erase afterwards. Just plain and simple chalk lettering.
Let me know if you have any other tips for chalk lettering in the comments below.