Guest Post | Free Fonts for Moms
Dabbling into DIY for the first time? If you’re new to incorporating fonts into your design, you’ll find that your font choice can have a great impact on any DIY project.
“But, I’m a mom on a tight budget!” If you can’t afford to spend your crafting money on just fonts, no need to worry! You don’t need to make do with the usual dime-a-dozen preloaded fonts. Creative Fabrica, an online marketplace for digital assets beloved by creatives and crafters, has a whole freebie library where you can download elements for your DIY projects. The library includes free fonts you can instantly use on your design.
In this blog, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best free fonts for DIY projects that crafting moms on a budget will love.
Free Script/Handwritten Fonts
Script fonts and handwritten fonts are the two font types closest to human handwriting. Script fonts are mostly cursive, with their letters joined together. They often have dainty font weights and are generally used for formal or elegant designs.
Handwritten fonts are a little more casual in their approach. Their designs can range from legible print lettering to childish scribbles.
Both script and handwritten font types are perfect if you want to give your DIY project a more feminine or personal touch.
This pretty handwritten font has very clean characters. It does feature alternative letters with unique heart-shaped flourishes and punctuations to give your design a more unique and lovely touch.
This cutesy script font looks quite young and approachable. It’s a great font to use for teenybopper designs, like on statement t-shirts or printable journals or planners.
The casual ligatures on this handwritten font make it feel very realistic. It’s the ideal font to use on greeting cards and even informal wedding invites.
This friendly font mimics handwritten notes on a chalkboard, giving it a very spontaneous touch. Use it on DIY projects where you want a more homey feel like on jar labels, tote bags, or gift tags.
Display fonts are a font type meant to be displayed, just like its name says. They run the gamut of different font types, from serif, sans serif, and everything in between. What sets them apart is how stylized and embellished they are. They’re the best fonts to use if you want your design to create great impact!
This display font has quite a chipper vibe so you can use it in a range of informal designs. You’ll love how it can make even the plainest DIY project brighten up.
The retro flourish of this display font will make your designs stand out. It’s the perfect font to use if you want to convey a friendly but still polished vibe in your layout. It also has a very subtle stylish feel so you can really make the most out of this font.
Reminiscent of comic book and cartoonish fonts, this energetic display font is best used on kiddie designs like picture book covers, posters, gift boxes, and even seasonal displays.
This all-uppercase display font has a very handcrafted feel to it. It features additional glyphs in various fun shapes like rainbows, a heart pierced with a bow, stars and different dashes. These details add even more playfulness to the already cheerful font design
Sometimes you’ll find yourself thinking that your DIY project seems to be missing something. Then you realize – you need another font to give your design some much needed texture!
Font pairing looks effortless when you see it done on professional designs but in actuality, it’s quite a tricky art to master.
Don’t let intimidation stop you from incorporating font pairs into your design. Enter font duos. Font duos are font pairings made by font designers themselves. Because they come in automatic pairs, you can be sure that the fonts in the bundle will look great together. Below are two excellent free font duos you can download and use in an instant.
This dainty font duo features a handwritten font and a script font. Beautiful and timeless, this font duo will give the most elegant and personal touch to romantic designs. Use them on spring wedding invites, Valentine’s Day cards, or even cafe-inspired designs.
A little on the cutesy side, this handwritten font duo features block and cursive handwriting with irregular lines. The ligatures on the script font look haphazard, giving it a realistic look. This font duo is a foolproof font choice if you’re designing something that’s meant to look bright, friendly, and light as air.
Get Creative with Free Fonts
DIY-ing need not be expensive – isn’t that why we choose DIY? Save even more money while indulging your creativity using free fonts that you can instantly download and experiment with.