Hand lettering is all the rage, and it’s not a trend that’s letting up anytime soon! In fact, a new book just came out by Cristina Vanko called Hand-Lettering for Everyone that I am LOVING. I’ve honestly been playing with this creative workbook every evening after Blakely goes to bed. There are so many fun ways to incorporate hand lettering ideas not only in your parties and entertaining but in everyday life too! I’m not nearly as good as others but it’s soothing and fun to practice while watching TV or just relaxing. It’s almost like those coloring books for adults that are getting popular, have you seen those? Except I find this way more fun because I can incorporate my lettering into projects and crafts!
Here are a few ways you can use hand lettering for your entertaining projects…
- Menus & Party Signs (on chalkboard, paper, or even wood)
- Place cards and food tent cards
- Gift wrap tags and gift wrap itself!
- Envelopes and addressing
- Art prints to hang & fun signs/labels
- Cakes and cookies (with frosting)
Now, I know what you’re saying to yourself. Yea, those projects are so gorgeous, but I can’t write like that. Yea, neither can I but what I love about this book is that it’s a workbook meaning there are cute exercises and practice pages so you can get better! Practice makes perfect! I also love that it’s not using a calligraphy tip (this can be tricky). Pretty sure I’m gifting all my creative gal pals this book! See a sample page below…
So while your binge watching Orange is the New Black, get yo’ letter on! As it says above, it all truly begins with a pencil, paper, and your hands! The possibilities are truly endless for creative ways to incorporate hand lettering into entertaining and everyday life!
Bourbon Chalkboard Sign (Style Me Pretty) | Wooden Welcome Sign (Elizabeth Anne Designs) | Birthday Frosting Lettering (Handmade Charlotte) | Gift Wrap Tags (Jasmine Dowling) | Place Cards (Lettered Life)