A Day In The Life: On-Site Window Lettering!

Something new for you! I’m taking you on the job with me (and Mabz!) as we do some festive window work for two storefronts! And we even threw a Q&A in between them!

This isn’t going to be one of my usual tutorials, but you’ll definitely be able to pick up some tips and tricks! Follow along as Mabz and I divide and conquer. For my full tutorial on lettering on windows, check out this video.

First Things First…

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Tools Mentioned

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Tips & Takeaways

  1. You may need to sacrifice your manicure
  2. Always sign your work
  3. If you’re working alone, plan on around an 8 hour day
  4. Be prepared for dual-paned windows – you will squint
  5. Stores do often stay open while you’re working
  6. Pricing for windows can vary from your hourly rate to how much square footage you’re going to be covering
  7. Windex, paper towels, a level, and a micro-fiber cloth are your best friends for window work

And that’s a wrap!

I hope you enjoyed this on-site look at the day-in-the-life! If you’re curious about the exact steps I use when lettering (or doodling) on windows, be sure to check out this window lettering video!


  1. I enjoyed it a lot while watching this video. Normally I don’t even bother to even look at these works when I go shopping. But now I know the amount of work, effort, and commitment one has to make in order to make that simple glass into a glass of aesthetic beauty.

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