Fun with Frightful Fonts
October 14, 2011
I had coffee with a two blog friends yesterday who live in my town (Cathe and Elise) and we got to talking about some holiday creations we’re planning with fonts (stay tuned for some magic!) but then that got me thinking about how much fun it really is to play around with different fonts on the computer.
My graphic design skills are limited, but I do love to play around with all sorts of different fonts and create simple cards, printables, or labels. Halloween is one of those holidays when it’s especially fun to combine images and fonts together, and last year I made beverage labels using the free software from Picasa, here’s a look back.
I created several kid friendly beverage labels including juice box labels …
soda and large juice bottle labels…
… and three different water bottle labels too (only one shown).
Download and print the above labels here.
It’s easy to make your own, last year I wrote up a simple tutorial on how create your own Halloween labels in Picasa.
I also had fun making Halloween wine bottle labels, here are a few examples . . .
Download my four different wine bottle label designs here (three shown).
Or don’t use my designs, create your own! With Picasa, you can change the color, size, and position of any font, like I mentioned in an earlier article about creating your own printable word art. It’s easy to design your own Halloween labels or creations with frightful fonts. Here are some of my most favorite spooky (and free) fonts to play with (click on font for source):
Search for more online under “free Halloween fonts” and you’ll find plenty of sources. You can also search for and use “free Halloween dingbats” and install them on your computer to create your own printables or word art (like I mentioned here). I used various Halloween dingbats to form the witch, bats, and haunted house to make this Boo Game Printable below for our local Boo Game Tradition.
It got stuffed in these Boo Bags filled with little treats for friends and neighbors!
Halloween is such a fun season for kids young and old, so experiment and get creative with some frightful fonts!
Coming up later today, a fabulous giveaway from one of your favorite retailers, you’ll definitely want to enter to win, so come on back this afternoon!