Hand Lettering for the Non-Crafty

Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart! Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.


Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.
Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart!

Step 1: 

Grab your computer and open up whatever program you are most familiar with (I prefer PowerPoint)!  Find a fun font and type whatever message you want to add to your chalkboard or latest Target Dollar Spot find.


Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart! Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.

Step 2: 

Project that image!  Once I’ve decided on my text, I hook my computer up to my classroom promethean board and project it (not during my contractual school hours).  For this project I taped the apple to the board.

To get your text to the appropriate size you will might need to increase or decrease the size. Once you have that situated grab a pencil and start tracing each letter.

Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart! Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.



Step 3: 

Now it’s time to put the finishing touches on your project!  Use a liquid chalk marker to trace your pencil outline!  I like to go over it twice to make the chalk line darker.  These pens can be found at Target, Walmart, Michaels and Amazon - so basically everywhere!

Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart! Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.


Sometimes when I feel like living life on the edge, I skip the pencil tracing and trace using the chalk marker.

That’s it!  Pretty easy don’t you think?  It is a great way to add a personalized touch to any project.  Here is an example of another project that I did; an end of the year gift for my son’s teachers.  I made it by tracing a free printable that I downloaded!



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Here are the 3 steps that will transform you from a non-crafter to a certified Martha Stewart! Do you swoon every time you see something that has been hand lettered?  Do you wish that you had the creativity to do the same?  Well that was me until I figured out this crafty secret.


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