Favorite Free Chalkboard Font Combos

Y’all know I love fonts; we’ve talked about this many times before. I happen to love chalkboards too, so I thought maybe a chalkboard fonts combo post was in order!

The great things about chalkboards, is that, unlike in design, you can use a bunch of different fonts and it will still look beautiful. Just keep in mind that you still want contrasting fonts next to each other. For example, cursive and block fonts will look great together, or thick and thin, outlined and filled.

Fonts
Dingbats (graphics)
 
“Font Combos” is KG Only Hope
I get a lot of emails asking how I make my printables, so wrote a post to share how I go about designing the chalkboards and some tips for designing your own chalkboard printable.
Other Top Font Combos Posts:
Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
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Comments

  1. says

    I’m stopping by for the first time and love the site! I just downloaded/installed a few of these great fonts (thanks) but was wondering how to get the chalkboard background. Do you have a download for that or is it a matter of processing a black background?

  2. says

    OK- my apologies for a senseless comment above… I’m so new to blogging and creating images (I only use picmonkey for now- no photoshop). Anyway, I just googled “chalkboard background” and found a downloadable background. again- love the blog!!! super crafty cute

  3. says

    This is a great post! I especially appreciate that you have done the hard work of pairing fonts that go together, I haven’t quite developed that skill yet. Thanks!

  4. Kellie says

    Hi Kristin!
    I am in love with the chalkboard fonts and would love to create so many things with them. I could actually do the lettering freehand, but it is so time consuming and I know that having the ability to get the same effect using my keyboard would be awesome. I have used word, but that does not give me the chalkboard effect that I really want. I have found that some use fonts in Photoshop, but I am not sure what version Photoshop is best to use or how I would use it for what I want. If you or any one of your followers could help me I would be eternally grateful. I look forward to any reply.
    Kellie

    • Kylie says

      First: Kristin, thank you so much for these fonts. I just found you via Pinterest and I’m loving the blog.

      Second: Hi, Kellie. I don’t use Photoshop, so I can’t tell which version is the best, but you said any reply would be appreciated, so I thought I’d let you know what software I use. It’s called Serif CraftArtist and I adore it. You can get a free version at daisytrail.com. There is also a more expanded version for sale. It can’t do everything photoshop can, but for making scrapbook pages and craft projects like this, I’ve never had a problem with it. You may decided to get Photoshop anyway; everyone I know who uses it swears by it, but they all had to spend quite a bit of time learning how to use it properly. You can do pretty much anything with Photoshop, but from their experiences, it takes a while to master and in my limited dealing with it, I’ve found it’s not very user-friendly. I hope that helps somewhat.

  5. Wilda says

    Hi Kristin! Thanks for sharing this awesome fonts!! Love to see what you share always.

    Question? How do i get the mustache clip art?

    Thanks!

  6. J says

    Hi Kristin!
    Can you share with me the font names of the fonts used in your promo banner:
    “How to make your own chalkboard sign?” Also, are the little banner and swirl and border graphics downloadable as well?
    Thanks for your help! I’m mid-project and in need!
    J

  7. Nat says

    Thanks so much for you font combo lists! I always have the hardest time pairing fonts up. You’ve saved me so much time. REALLY I am so thankful for people like you who are willing to share their time and talent with others. Blessings on you. -Nat

  8. Jessica says

    Hi there! I am trying to create my first chalkboard using photoshop cs5! I downloaded all fonts but was wondering how i get them on photoshop to actually use them!!!

    Thanks :)

    • says

      When you create the text boxes in Photoshop you can alter the text. They should automatically be there. There are tons of great youtube video tutorials. Good luck!

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