Free Chalkboard Fonts & Dingbats – Photoshop NOT required!

It seems chalkboard lettering/art is sweeping the nation, world…pinterest.  I love anything to do with chalkboards!  Heck, I even have a huge DIY chalkboard wall going down our hallway for the kids.  But when you don’t have photoshop or you haven’t been able to master it you kinda are were stuck when it comes to creating a chalkboard effect for graphics.  Well, I’m glad to say………….not anymore!!!
I was playing around with fonts that appear to look like chalk & then it dawned on me I could even download dingbats to give the illusion of chalk artwork.  WHY didn’t I think of this sooner?  I am a dingbat for sure!   The sky is the limit with all the possibilities!!!

To download the free chalkboard background go here.

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  1. says

    great idea Kellie! I have a post were I was planning to use some “chalkboard text” soon! So I have a question, I rarely use dingbats because I don’t have a good way to see what they are – so I forget what they have – any tips?

  2. says

    thanks so much, Kelli, for this compilation of fonts! i’m not a photoshop user either – FYI, if you use gimp, i found a tutorial that shows you how to further distress the letters a bit to really look like chalk. very cool.

  3. says

    when i clicked over to your blog from tidy mom’s link party, i was instantly smitten by your BEEE-U-TEE-FUL blog! then you have these chalkboard fonts and dingbats and well, you had me at hello! :) Newest GFC-yay!

  4. says

    Cute blog – just stumbled across it! Have to do some more reading, but I’m your newest follower! Also loved your post about Christmas gift ideas – I’m looking for some more cute ideas for a Christmas countdown calendar!

    Anja @

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