DIY Chalkboard Art Printables

Honestly, this is the quickest and easiest post I have ever written. Along with many others I am slightly obsessed with the whole chalkboard craze. I am not sure why because chalk is messy. I don’t do messy. However, making your own printables on picmonkey is not messy. In fact it is super simple.

First go grab this free chalkboard background. It comes in black, blue, and green.
Next upload the image (it comes in a zip form so you will need to extract the files and save them to your computer) at
Once you have your background uploaded add fonts, overlays, etc…
***UPDATED*** You can also re-size your image to make it larger and the size you want to print. The resize function is under the “basic edits” tab.
I made this one for my dining room tablescape which I will post later this week. Feel free to save and use for yourself.

This will be my new obsession. The only downfall to using picmonkey is you are restricted to their fonts. If you have photoshop you can find your own fonts and have more flexibility. The same process would apply – download to your computer and upload into photoshop. The picmonkey version is quick, easy, and clean!



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  1. Thank you so much – this is great. I’ve already done two different pieces. Can you PLEASE tell me the name of the font you used for “Eat Drink and Be Merry”

    • Hi Patty!

      I am not sure what the name is but I did use picmonkey to make it. I know it was one of their holiday fonts when they had those available. I will keep looking for you and try to figure it out.

      I am so glad you like the project!


  2. so cool, thank you !!
    I am wondering how you made the letters look like real chalk (only partially shaded)

  3. That font is called “Things We Said”. You can download it free at “Admiration Pains” is another great font! I actually downloaded a chalkboard background & oodles of free fonts. I just make my chalkboard signs in Word. Super simple!!!

  4. Thanks – you guys rock!!!

  5. Awesome tip; I’m going to repost on Thanks!!!

  6. This is a great tutorial! I used the chalkboard to make an image for a blog post and it looks great. Thanks so much for sharing this!
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  7. How have I not heard of or seen this Pic Monkey before!?! Super fun and for a web app does a great job with the retouching tools.Thanks for finding / sharing!
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  8. thanks!
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