I started by "creating a design." Since I was printing it at home and wanted it to be as large as possible, I selected the 8 x 10 canvas. Using the chalkboard background in the 'School' theme, I was able to make the entire canvas a faux chalkboard. Then I added an overlay at the top and made it transparent before adding my "Menu" text.
Then it was time to start adding my menu items. I used all the different chalkboard-like fonts available on PicMonkey. Some of them are part of the standard free package, and a few like Sketch Block and Stroke Dimension I could only gain access to because I had the free trial of PicMonkey's Royale (indicated by the little crown).
I played around with the font sizes and positions until I filled my entire chalkboard. It took me about 10 minutes from start to finish - but that's only because I couldn't leave well enough alone.
One of the only downsides to PicMonkey is that once you save and download your design and then close the program, you can't re-open them in PicMonkey to edit any mistakes. In order to remove that stray "T" I would have had to re-make my entire chalkboard menu. Plus, I would have had to print it again...and quite honestly, ink for my printer is so expensive and my time was so crunched - I opted not to fix it.
Let's just hope everyone was feeling tipsy enough on the spiked cranberry punch that they didn't notice the spelling error.
By the way - if you'd like to try PicMonkey's Royale pack for free - you can do so for a full day by using this link. (I have no affiliate connection or association with PicMonkey, I just enjoy using the free online editor.)
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