In the last year I’ve taken up an interest in hand lettering. It’s something that surprised me (if it’s possible to surprise yourself!) because I’m not crafty or artistic in the least! Most of the time things like crafting, painting or even cutting something out cause me to end up sweaty and mad. Not even kidding! Ha!
I discovered that by using a few basic techniques and taking time with my own handwriting, I’m not as bad at lettering as I am with all the other crafty things! I’m not great at it, but I’m learning, and it’s so much fun! Hand lettering is pretty popular right now, and if you’re thinking about giving it a go – don’t be intimidated by the “professionals” on Instagram and Etsy. Everyone starts somewhere. I think hand lettering makes every day life more fun and little more special.
A few weeks ago I got to take a workshop from sweet Maghon of All She Wrote Notes. She encouraged the class to use hand lettering to bless others. I loved that idea, but it’s a little scary to share a new skill with the world! I’ve found that by incorporating hand lettering into my daily life, it’s not as scary to put it out there for others to see. Here’s how I incorporate it into my every day life.
Practice It Here:
- To-Do Lists
- Your Daily Planner
- Sermon Notes
- Your Journal
- Business Meeting Notes (bonus: it jazzes up a boring meeting!)
- Keep a pad of plain paper by the couch and doodle a line from a song, your name, a quote or even the days of the week during commercials on TV
Share It Here:
- Love Notes (my Mom is so good at this one!)
- Gift Tags
- Your family’s command center
- Incorporated into your home decor (chalkboards, framed pieces, clipboards)
- Anywhere you write someone’s name – people love to see their name written beautifully on anything!
The picture I shared above is from one of my better attempts at lettering. Here are a few snaps of things I’ve doodled and/or shared – some better than others! 🙂
Have you tried hand lettering? I just use the pens and pencils that I already like – the Papermate InkJoy Gel Pens are my favorite (aff link). There are lots of good tutorials on YouTube, but all you really need is a pencil and some paper and you’re ready to start practicing!