A DIY photo transfer to wood is a rustic alternative to the everyday picture frame. This mod podge craft makes great DIY gifts for men and women alike and can be made from mostly repurposed materials. Display this DIY home decor project on your mantel or attach a wire to the back of it and add it to your wall art.
In 5 easy steps you can transfer your old traditional family photos and memories into a unique keepsake! This cute way to display your pictures will surely become a new conversation piece for you and your friends.
Paint a thick layer of the gel medium onto the front of your picture. Make sure to coat the paper completely.
Gently lay the photo face down onto the center of the wood and use a ruler or straightedge to gently smooth out any wrinkles in the paper.
It’s easier to start with the ruler at the center and work your way toward the edges of the paper.
Let the picture dry completely overnight so the wood can soak in the colors from the photo. Then, use a wet rag to gently scrape off the paper using round motions until it as smooth as possible.
You can rinse the wood under a faucet to remove any last little bits of paper.
Once you’ve smoothed the surface completely, paint a single layer of the Mod Podge finish over you image and let it dry for a couple hours.
If you choose to, you can now glue any crafty embellishments to your finished product.
Now you’ve made your own unique frame to show off all of your pictures!