With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the spooky decorations you’ll be hanging this year. And what better way to decorate than to create something using your own hand lettering? If you’re thinking, Sure! Except I don’t know how to letter or how to compose a piece of artwork… don’t be scared! In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own lettered creation, and it’s easier than you might think!



  • 8″ x 10″ piece of white mix media paper
  • Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil, 2B
  • Tombow MONO NP Eraser
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens in 925 – Scarlet, 933 – Orange, and N15 – Black
  • Optional: Ruler

Get detailed, step-by-step instructions in the download! Want this look but don’t want to letter it yourself? A free printable is also included in your download, so you can just print and display.

Download the lettering tutorial + printables

Or maybe you need a liiittle extra help getting your letters just right. In that case, you can use the grayscale printable as a guide to trace and embellish the letters.

Now on to the tutorial! This is just a sneak peek, though; for more detailed instructions, you’ll want to download the full PDF. See how easy it is?


1. Mark the center point.


2. Sketch your letters.


3. Create the spider web.


4. Draw the spider.


5. Apply brush lettering.


6. Blend your letters.


7. Add black accents.


8. Add finishing touches.


Voila! Your very own handmade Halloween decor. And with those new lettering skills, you can get pretty creative with your pumpkin carving, too! ;)


Like this tutorial? Be on the lookout for even more from Brittany in the B+C Classroom in 2017! In the meantime, you can follow her on Instagram for lettering updates, and try your hand at one of the many lettering styles taught in the B+C Online Classroom, like Fauxligraphy and Water Brush Lettering.

Brittany is Social Media & Content Manager at Tombow USA, where her passions of hand lettering, design and social media all neatly fold into one. She’s co-creator of Letter Lovelies, an online lettering community lettering lovelies who share hand lettering advice, tips and tricks while each other up. Want to join?