I am a lefty. A stereotypical lefty. So the idea of trying to do lettering on this chalkboard made me laugh. Between smearing the chalk with the side of my palm and just terrible penmanship in general, I was totally fine getting one of my friends to do it.
Luckily, I didn’t have to! My sweet (and crafty) neighbor happened to stop by for a visit and showed me a much easier way to do chalkboard lettering. Here’s what you need:
computer paper (with desired wording printed out on it)
damp paper towels
First, decide on the font and wording you want for your chalkboard and print it out on computer paper. I made this one on PicMonkey but you can use MS Word too.
If your chalkboard is fresh like mine was, you will want to ‘season’ it. Rub chalk along the chalkboard, covering it completely. Then wipe off the chalk with a damp paper towel. This step helps the chalk lettering to stick better on your chalkboard.
Next, rub chalk on the back of your piece of paper where the font is located.
Turn the paper over and tape it in position on the chalkboard. Using the cap side of a pen, trace and fill in each letter. This will transfer the chalk from the back of the paper onto the chalkboard.
It will look something like this.
Go back and fill in the letters to make them brighter. Wipe away excess chalk around the lettering with a damp paper towel.
That’s it! Your chalkboard lettering is done!
Wasn’t that easy? For more crafty tricks, check out the Tips & Tricks page!