DIY Perfect Chalkboard Lettering

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I love chalkboard art, but free handing lettering drives me crazy.  I’m an impatient perfectionist, and I’ve discovered a way to (quickly) get pretty lettering every time…

1) You’ll need a chalkboard.

*I made a mirror into a chalkboard.  {Chalkboard paint is easy – I promise!} 

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2) Print out lettering for your chalkboard.

I combined two fonts to make this type art for my dining room, and you can download the (2 page, letter-sized) PDFs here:

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3) Cover the back of your paper with chalk.

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4) Tape your printed type just as you would read it (chalk covered side down) to your chalkboard.  Using a pen or pencil, firmly trace the type with a pen or pencil.

5) Remove the paper, and you should find a fine chalk outline.  Using chalk (or a chalk pen), you can trace and color in the lettering.

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I found these chalk pens on Amazon.  They are great for chalkboards you want something that isn’t easily wiped away.

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This chalkboard hangs in my dining room.

**UPDATE** I now have a video tutorial for this technique.  Want to see more?  Click HERE.

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I’m having so much fun with this technique that I even made a chalkboard fridge using this technique.  Click HERE to see more!

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