DIY MONDAY: Wooden Photo Transfer

Learn how to transfer memorable photos on to wooden blocks to make your very own rustic Wooden Photo.

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Welcome to the very first edition of DIY Monday. Here we touch on some of our favorite “How To” ideas that can help make the stresses of the year a little bit easier, along with fun ways to make creative projects for your everyday life. These projects could work as new way to spice up your world, or work as a meaningful gift to that special person.

Wooden Picture

First we start off by gathering our materials:

  1. A photo on regular paper
  2. A block of wood or a wooden plaque (make sure either the block or plaque matches the size of your photo)
  3. Mod Podge
  4. Gel Medium (I used Liquitex Professional, but it doesn’t really matter)
  5. A paint brush


Next, take the gel medium and paint brush to cover the surface of your block (or plaque).


After applying the gel medium, take the photo you chose and place the photo side down on your block. Make sure to smooth out all the bubbles.



After that let the block dry overnight.


The next day wet the surface of your block with a washcloth.


Then gently rub the paper off of your block. Use your wet washcloth when the paper gets dry.


Finally, when all of the residue paper is off the surface of the block, apply Mod Podge and let it dry.


Now you have your very own Wooden Photo.