SMP Blogger Bride: Boxwood Avenue DIY Calligraphy Tablescape
Chloe of Boxwood Avenue illustrates what materials you need to DIY your own calligraphy.
Chloe from Boxwood Avenue here, and now that we’ve gotten to know each other a bit better, you probably realize I am a die hard DIY’er, and today I am giving you a sneak peek at another DIY project I am doing for our wedding! Captured by Melina Wallisch Photography and Dax Victorino Films at the Depot Craft Brewery Distillery in Reno, Nevada, I'm giving you an inside guide on mastering calligraphy!
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After Greg and I got engaged, I decided I was going to learn calligraphy, in order to do myself, what would have traditionally been outsourced to a calligraphist. After a few practice sessions, I fell in love with calligraphy, and haven’t looked back. I definitely don’t consider myself a calligraphist, more of a hobbyist experimenting with different techniques, but as I learned, I found some amazing resources, and have decided to share them with you! If you’ve been wanting to learn calligraphy, I’ve just launched a completely free workshop on my blog, so head on over and sign up! I promise, all it takes is a little patience and a whole lot of practice.

Materials
Luxe Cream Paper
Gold Ink
Your favorite calligraphy pen and nib (Nikko G is my favorite!)
Lettermate
Pencil
Eraser
Scrapbooking Trimmer

instructions

step-1Cut menus and table numbers into 5x7” pieces, and name tags into 2.5x4” pieces using the scrapbook trimmer.

step-2Using your pencil and lettermate, lightly mark straight lines along the paper. One line for name tags, two lines (spaced far apart) for the table numbers, and multiple lines for the menus.

step-3Shake your gold ink well, dip your pen into the ink, and get to writing! Try printing a few of the lines in all caps to add dimension to the menus.

step-4Allow the ink to fully dry, then erase the pencil lines.

I used this frame from World Market for the table numbers, and these place card holders from BHLDN


Vendor Credits
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Photography
Melina Wallisch Photography
Cinematography
Dax Victorino Films
Event Planning
Amazon
Floral Design, Calligraphy
Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue
Invitations
Paper Source
Jewelry
BHLDN
PA
Vendor
Paper And Ink Arts
TD
Restaurant
The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery
Bridal Shower & Bachelor + Bachelorette Parties
World Market