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The BEST Free Fonts for Birthday Chalkboard Posters!

I’m continuing my All Things Chalkboard series with today’s post.  Here I’ll be sharing what I think are the BEST free fonts for birthday chalkboard posters….woot woot!

Soooo many people have reached out to me asking for specifics about particular elements on the birthday posters I’ve shared here for my son’s and niece’s first birthdays.  I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked where I found the tooth dingbat, or the dotted line divider, or the birthday banner….I figured I might as well write up a post with all the info since so many people are interested!

While I don’t have the time to list every. single. element. I’ve used or do a visual display of all my favorites (sorry!), here are links to some of the fonts I frequently use in my digital chalkboard projects.

Just click on the link and it will take you to a page where you can view all the characters on their character maps and download the font if you like what you see.

I’ve already shared some of these in my various posts detailing my favorite chalkboard fonts, but they’re being repeated here because I think they work especially well in birthday chalkboard posters.  I’ve also used a majority of these (but not all) in chalkboard projects I’ve made in the past.

The Best Free Fonts for Birthday Chalkboard Posters! | Where The Smiles Have Been


The Best Free Fonts for Birthday Chalkboard Posters!

First off, if you’d like to know how I make my birthday chalkboard posters, check out this full tutorial….I promise it’s easier than you think!

How to Make a Birthday Chalkboard Poster | Where The Smiles Have Been


Most of the below are dingbat fonts (I love ’em!) and as far as I know, all are free for personal use.  Please check each font’s specific terms of use first though.  There’s also some overlap between the categories, so one font may be listed in one category but still have some awesome characters that apply to another.  Have fun creating! :)




***Make sure you check out my tutorial for how to make a birthday banner for a chalkboard poster to learn how to really jazz up your design!***

How to Make a Birthday Banner for a Chalkboard Poster | Where The Smiles Have Been








Other Embellishments


Know of Other Great Fonts??

So did I miss any great ones?  If so, please share in the comments below so I can add them to the list!  I’ll also be updating this post as I come across new great fonts, so check back regularly!

The Best Free Fonts for Birthday Chalkboard Posters! | Where The Smiles Have Been


All Things Chalkboard!

All Things Chalkboard Series!

Like I mentioned, I have a series called All Things Chalkboard where I periodically share info on, well, all things chalkboard!  Be sure and check it out for lots of other great tutorials, tips, and fonts, such as:


I’ve also compiled a list of my favorite sites that offer awesome FREE digital resources, some of which would be great to use with chalkboards!  High-quality fonts, SVGs, backgrounds, digital scrapbooking, Photoshop fun….it’s all covered here!  And most include commercial rights too!

Where to Find the Best FREE Digital Resources: Fonts, SVGs, Clip Art, & MORE! | Where The Smiles Have Been


And here are some examples of my chalkboard creations!

How to Make a Birthday Chalkboard Photo Prop | Where The Smiles Have Been #birthday #chalkboard #smashcake


First Birthday Chalkboard Poster


Zoo-Themed Birthday Chalkboard Poster | Where The Smiles Have Been


Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Chalkboard Sign | Where The Smiles Have Been


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday 10th of October 2019

What font did you use for the actual Chalkboard where it says "Free Fonts"?


Saturday 3rd of August 2019

How to get the printout of these


Monday 9th of October 2017

Is there a way to download all of them at the same time vs. individually?


Monday 15th of August 2016

Hi Christine! Thanks for putting this together... I'm dying to know which font you used for "Free Fonts" on your poster board? The one with the diagonal lines going through it? Thanks so much!

Nicole Bridges

Sunday 6th of March 2016

I was wondering if you knew what font you used for Free Fonts in the birthday poster