DIY Wood Photo Transfer Gift Idea

Create a Wood Photo Gift for Christmas gifts. Sometimes it’s hard coming up with the perfect gift idea for your loves ones. So I didn’t have to think to long about this cause everyone loves photos! So I decided to do a DIY Wood Photo Transfer Gift Idea using wedding pictures of my son and our daughter-in-law.
This image looks great on the wood. The wood photo images are pretty EASY to make. But you do need time to do these – due to the drying time. This isn’t a project you wait on until the night before you need them. But the great thing about this project is I purchased everything at Michaels and there was no need to cut any wood – yes!! The 12" x 12" birch squares are cut already.
I love this beach scene they took during their bridal session.
Run the dried image under the sink tap or use a damp cloth and wet the back of the paper. Begin rubbing gently to remove the paper. What you will see is the exposed transferred image coming to life – this is the fun part! Rub gently!! Once I the paper layer is off, let it dry slightly, and then repeat the process as needed to remove any paper that was left behind. Let dry completely.
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  • Pet11653200 Pet11653200 on Nov 02, 2016
    Is all you do is put a picture on the board, wet, and then rub it?
  • Ruth Ruth on Nov 02, 2016
    Can the image be put on glass ( example window pane)?
  • Dedi Davis Dedi Davis on Nov 29, 2017
    I am a little confused you are adding the actual photo to wood, not a copy, right?

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  • Jennie Ehlert Jennie Ehlert on Nov 15, 2020

    You might want explain that you need to use a image printed from a ink jet printer

  • Billie Peach Billie Peach on Apr 22, 2021

    I enjoyed your page but boy it was a long search for this project......

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