“How do you do your chalkboards this pregnancy?”
I’ve been asked by a few people how I’m doing my chalkboards. It’s no secret that I’m a busy mom. In my first pregnancy I used Chalk Ink markers to draw pretty handwritten chalkboards to mark each week of my pregnancy. This time, I have a toddler, which means I don’t have time to spend 45 minutes to an hour every week drawing a chalkboard. Instead, I found the idea to add text to my chalkboard using a photo editor, which is much simpler. I stand next to my blank chalkboard and snap a photo. Then I upload the photo to PicMonkey.com, which is a free site with a lot of cool fonts and shapes. I did upgrade for a small free to the deluxe version since I get the premium fonts. It’s super simple and it is much quicker than drawing the boards each week. There’s the secret to my cute chalkboards…sans chalk! 🙂
1. Take a photo next to a blank chalkboard.
2. Upload the photo to http://www.picmonkey.com, a free website.
3. Add text, numbers and shapes to the chalkboard to design it in a way that appeals to you.
4. Crop photo & upload it to your blog.