How to Make a Chalkboard Print {Free Printable Included}

I recently made up this chalkboard print to be used as part of a gift for my husband’s Step-Dad.

The Steps of a Good Man Free Printable

I absolutely love how it turned out, and you can download it as a free printable here: Easy Father’s Day Present – The Steps of a Good Man . (That link also shows you a cute Father’s Day Gift you can make with the print above.)

Right now, though, I want to teach you how to make your own chalkboard print. It’s so easy!

First, you need a chalkboard background.

What? You don’t have one?

Well, let me fix that!

Click on this picture to be taken to the full size version of the blank chalkboard background, then right click and save it to your computer:

free printable chalkboard background

The full size version of the background is an 8×10, perfect for printing and framing or using in dozens of different projects. And you can just print it on plain ol’ computer paper and get fantastic results.

You are going to want some creative chalkboard style fonts for your chalkboard print. Here are the fonts I used for the printable at the top of this post:

The fonts are all free from Dafont.com, and I’ve linked them all so you can find them quickly and easily.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the fonts, open your blank chalk background in your photo editing program. (You can use Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, etc. It really doesn’t matter.)

Then, decide what you want to type, and start typing!

Play with your new fonts and try different combinations. You can also add in lines, wingdings, and dingbats for even more special touches. Let your creative juices flow!

If you like the solid line and dashed line combination I used on the print above, you can download it here:

chalkboard-lines625

That’s a transparent png file, so no worries about it not looking right with your chalkboard background. Just right click and save the image to your computer, and then add it as a new layer to your own chalkboard print.

You can also add it twice and flip one of them vertically to get it to appear upside down to kind of close the image.

Once you have your masterpiece designed, just print it onto regular computer paper, cut off the white edges, and frame it. (Or use it in an art project.)

If you decide to use this printable and make your own chalkboard print, I’d love to hear about it!

Angie Vinez (2716 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 3

    Thank you! Just what I was looking for! As a thank you, I’d love for you to guest post on Blooming With Joy!
    Michelle recently posted..101 Family Night Christmas Ideas {Day 14 Christmas Countdown}

  2. 5

    Thank you so much. I’ve been trying to track down “first day of school” chalkboard printables online, but as I’m in Australia, much of the wording is American. I’ve now created my own, and am really happy with how they turned out. Thank you :-)

  3. 6

    Hello, just curious if I can you these two items, the chalkboard background and the dotted lines in a flyer that my Mom will pass out for her health coaching business? I guess technically that would be commercial use…?
    Kathleen recently posted..sample post 2

  4. 8

    Love it!! Thanks so much! Love all your creative ideas!

    Natalie,
    The Educational Tourist

  5. 9

    These are actually good tips Angie! I now have an idea on how to surprise people for specific events such as birthdays, etc. I hope to see more updates from you.

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