This poster was a big hit at Liam’s birthday party! I wouldn’t have done it if it weren’t for the excellent idea of Heather from Tiny Sneakers. Thanks girl!
So, here it is:
First, I found a random chalkboard background online. I used this one:
Then, in my basic ‘preview’ editing program on my mac (downloading the fonts and using the annotate option), I designed the poster! I used a collection of the chalkboard fonts that I was fond of:
- chalk hand-lettering
- jb cursive
- kg skinny latte
- mtf heart doodle
- return to sender
- road movie
- sketch block
- walt disney
- bergamot ornaments
Note: Once you save in Preview on Mac you can’t undo what you’ve done to your chalkboard, so make sure you love it before you save!
Next, head over to your favorite printing store (I used Staples because it was closest to me) and print out an Engineer Print in whatever size you want! It’s black and white already and I bought my 24″ x 36″ print for $3! If I had gotten the jpeg printed as a photo poster the price would have started at $30.
Last but not least, my husband assembled a few 2″x4″‘s to make the cute poster stand for the yard, but feel free to hang it on a wall, a tree or whatever you have on hand.