Neat writing on a curved surface?

in Crafting
3 replies 1.3K views
Dinah93Dinah93 Forumite
11.5K Posts
Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Combo Breaker Bake Off Boss!
How have I never found this part of the forum before?! Very excited!

Does anyone have any suggestions for me, I'm looking to put text onto miniature terracotta plant pots, I have bought some paint pens but I'm worried just trying to write freehand is going to be messy. They're too small to realistically create a stencil for the text. They're thank you gifts for the nurses in my son's nicu so I really want them to look smart. Does anyone have any ideas? I'll post a picture when they're done since everyone loves a finished project.
Debt January 1st 2018 £96,999.81
Debt September 20th 2022 £2991.68- 96.92% paid off
Met NIM 23/06/2008


  • Willow92Willow92 Forumite
    2.2K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    Could you get one of those small label printer things? I'm not sure what else you could do except practise
    Savings £8,865.22 £/15,000 Aiming to save enough for a house deposit.
  • glynisroseglynisrose Forumite
    199 Posts
    As a signwriter what we used to do was write out the letters onto paper, after writing over the letters with a ballpoint pen chalk the BACK of the lettering then draw over with a sharp pencil or ballpoint pen transferring the outline onto the pots If you only do the outline you can then fill in the letters with paint.
  • ArtytartyArtytarty Forumite
    2.6K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    A little wobble here or there is part of the handmade charm of an item in my opinion.
    Just do your best , don't stress, it's the love and thought gone into it that counts.
    Norn Iron Club member 473
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Martin and MSE campaign win

April's 20% energy price guarantee hike postponed

MSE News

Childcare budget boost

More support for children from nine months and those on Universal Credit

MSE News

Energy Price Guarantee calculator

How much you'll likely pay from April

MSE Tools