I am a big fan of printables, obviously…but sometimes I want a personal touch to my parties. These Hand Lettered Place Cards are the perfect way to add personality to your parties and get-togethers this Holiday Season!
Have you joined in on the hand lettering craze? I definitely have…well, I’ve always liked hand lettering, but I am definitely making the most of the trend. I write out quotes and words at least once a day. Most of my doodles don’t end up on the blog…I just do it because I love it! It’s relaxing and fun and even my kids enjoy watching me do it.
A lot of people say they can’t do hand lettering because they have horrible handwriting and I just don’t believe that. Literally anyone can do this! Messy and homemade is in now, folks!
To make these, you’ll need:
- Double tipped markers (Like my Prismacolor markers-they’re AMAZING)
- White Card Stock
- Flourish Hole Punch
- Glue Dots
- Paper Straws
Watch below to see how I make these place cards:
In the video, I do what is called “Fauxligraphy.” I write out the name with the thin tip of my Prismacolor Premier markers, then I go over the down strokes with the thicker tip. A down stroke is the part of the letter that you write in a downward motion. After I do that, I fine tune any mistakes with the thin tip. I then use the thick tip of a lighter marker to make the dots around the name. Don’t go crazy with the dots…less is more in this case…unless you’re going for the snow effect like I did with the tree…then it’s okay and pretty darn cute!
Another tip: Before you draw on your “place cards,” do some practice rounds. Also, I don’t recommend writing your quote in pencil first because it can sometimes show through the ink…just have a little faith in yourself (it will turn out great!)
I have been wanting some Prismacolor Premier markers since I heard about them and I can not believe I didn’t invest in them earlier. They are so smooth to work with and the result is just BEAUTIFUL! You can purchase these at Michaels and Make sure to check out Michaels coupons for additional savings, in newspapers and online! If you want more reasons to use your markers, click here and select “free pages” to download your own free Prismacolor coloring pages!