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Chalk It Up to Love: DIY Chalkboard Inspiration

Posted on July 09 by Phoebe Lett

Stir up schoolhouse nostalgia in your guests with the latest trend in wedding stationery—gorgeous typography on a blackboard backdrop. Chalkboard-style invitations set an embellished DIY theme for your rustic wedding from the very moment your guests open the envelope. This whimsical and romantic style evokes femininity and charm with its vintage aesthetic.

On the big day, complement your fun invitations with additional chalkboard details such as ceremony signage, seating charts, table numbers, wine-bottle labels, place cards or romantically scrawled menu boards. Wipe your open bar’s slate clean, replacing daily drink specials with your customized cocktail description in calligraphed white script.

To achieve this whimsical DIY effect, leave the sidewalk chalk for your flower girl and pick up a liquid chalk marker or pen set (available at most craft and hardware stores) in your wedding colors for a clean, personalized look on your sweetheart table signs and seating charts. Be sure to clean the board thoroughly with a wet towel (not a paper product) before lightly demarcating the length and width through the center of your work space to ensure a symmetrical design. Use printouts of your wedding fonts or stencils as a visual guide, then wipe away any mistakes and guide lines with a wet Q-tip to polish the old-school look.

Nine Chalkboard Wedding Stationery by New Jersey Etsy Designers

Shopping local for your NJ wedding details is easy, thanks to all of the fabulous Jersey designers and vendors on Etsy. Here’s a round up of the most gorgeous chalkboard wedding stationery options by some of our favorite stationery designers, all based out of the Garden State! Click on your favorite to see their Etsy storefront!

1. Nellie and Co, North Bergen

Wedding Invitations
Click to see gorgeous stationery and design by Nellie & Co. on Etsy in North Bergen, NJ.
Wedding Invitation
Click to see gorgeous stationery and design by Nellie & Co. on Etsy in North Bergen, NJ.

 

2. Milano Ink, Little Silver

Wedding Invitations
Milano Ink’s store features gorgeous paper designs based in Little Silver, NJ.
Wedding Invitations
Milano Ink’s store features gorgeous paper designs based in Little Silver, NJ.

3. Pop Creative Designs, Turnersville

Pop Creative Design features stationery and signage for parties and events, based in Turnersville, NJ.
Pop Creative Design creates stationery and signs for events. Click to see the Etsy store, based in Turnersville, NJ.
Wedding Stationery
Pop Creative Design creates chalkboard signs like these in the Etsy store, based in Turnersville, NJ.

4. Pocket Size Press, Maplewood

Wedding Wine Label
Click to see more chalkboard custom wine labels like these, featured in Pocket Size Press’ Etsy shop, based in Maplewood, NJ.

5. Dana Carroll Designs, Gloucester City

Bridal Shower Invitation
Dana Leigh Designs is a stationery designer based in Gloucester City. Click to see her wonderful Etsy shop.
Bridal Shower Invitation
Dana Leigh Designs is a stationery designer based in Gloucester City. Click to see her wonderful Etsy shop.

6. Printables By Meg, Bellmawr

Printable Invitation

7. Dallins Paperie, Edgewater

Wedding Invitations
The Edgewater based Etsy store, Dallins Paperie, offers many customizable chalkboard options here.
Bridal Shower Invitations
The Edgewater based Etsy store, Dallins Paperie, offers many customizable chalkboard options here.

8. Treasured Moments, Sussex

Chalkboard Stationery
Treasured Moments Cards is a customizable stationery shop on Etsy based in Sussex, NJ. Click to see more.
Chalkboard Stationery
Treasured Moments Cards is a customizable stationery shop on Etsy based in Sussex, NJ. Click to see more.
Chalkboard Stationery
Treasured Moments Cards is a customizable stationery shop on Etsy based in Sussex, NJ. Click to see more.

9. The Blush Market, Cranford

Wedding Coaster
Chalkboard coasters and stationery from the gorgeous Cranford-based Etsy shop, The Blush Market. Click for more!

 

Wedding Coaster
Chalkboard coasters and stationery from the gorgeous Cranford-based Etsy shop, The Blush Market. Click for more!
Wedding Coaster
Chalkboard coasters and stationery from the gorgeous Cranford-based Etsy shop, The Blush Market. Click for more!
Wedding Coaster
Chalkboard coasters and stationery from the gorgeous Cranford-based Etsy shop, The Blush Market. Click for more!
Wedding Coaster
Chalkboard coasters and stationery from the gorgeous Cranford-based Etsy shop, The Blush Market. Click for more!