Post # 1
I want to have a big chalkboard with our wedding party listed on it instead of having programs but I don’t know how to get one printed. All I’ve found is blank chalkboards to write on yourself or paper prints with a chalkboard background.
Post # 2
Like an actual write-on-it-with-chalk chalkboard?
I’d pick up a nice piece of smooth wood and use chalkboard paint.
Post # 3
Is your issue that you feel you don’t have the level of skill needed to make it as pretty as you’d like?
I think you’ll need to buy (or make) a chalkboard, easel, and chalk, and find a friend or post on Craigslist or something for someone to do the design/calligraphy for you.
Post # 4
People do those with chalkboard pens, if that’s what you’re asking about. They aren’t actually “printed” like with a printer, but they look printed. Find someone with good handwriting or use stencils.
Post # 5
You could also consider getting some stencils if you are worried about your handwriting or want a fancier script. If it were me, I would do the following:
1. Get a blank chalkboard, stencils, exacto-knife and foam board or thick cardboard (think science fair poster board quality).
2. Use the stencils to outline your wedding party/program in pencil on the foam board. This will help you to fix any misalignments or spelling errors.
3. Take an exacto-knife and carefully cut out the lettering in the foam board to make a huge stencil of your program.
4. Tape the foam board stencil to your chalkboard and fill in your letters. When finished, carefully remove the tape and board. Clean up any lines or smudges, if needed.
Post # 6
Use chalkboard markers on the real chalkboard. If you have bad handwriting, get a friend to do it or hire a calligrapher to do it. White looks best but they also come in colors!
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Post # 8
You can print the text on a white sheet of paper, color the back of it with graphite, then trace it onto the chalkboard and go over that with a white chalkboard marker.
Or, you could buy a Circut machine or something similar and cut the text out of white vinyl then stock that to the chalkboard.
Or just buy it on Etsy!
Post # 9
I did something similar to SLOBee:
1) Print the text that you want on regular printer paper
2) Cover the whole back side of the page with chalk
3) put the paper on the chalkboard, chalk side down
4) Trace over the printed text with a ball point pen
5) remove the page and trace over the chalk transfer with a chalk pen or paint pen
Post # 10
This http://mrsfancee.com/chalkboard-seating-chart/ is an idea! You can just go to Kinko’s and get this fake chalkboard with chalkboard fronts printed out and just stick it in a frame!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan
We did this for our table assignments. We found a huge chalkboard (nice framed ones aren’t cheap By The Way, it cost more than our wedding programs…), got a chalkboard marker, and had a family friend with good handwriting do it. I believe she did it in exchange for a bottle or two of wine, and it took her less than 30 minutes 🙂