How to Make a Wood Photo Transfer

Transfer a wedding photo onto wood to make the perfect anniversary gift.

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

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Materials and Tools

  • laser copy of photo
  • gel medium
  • foam brush
  • piece of smooth wood
  • damp cloth or paper towel

Apply Gel

Apply a thin coat of gel medium to the wood. 

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Lay Paper

Lay the laser copy of the photograph face down onto the wood, smoothing out all the wrinkles with your fingers. Let dry overnight.

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Reveal Transfer

Wet the paper with a damp cloth or paper towel. Lightly scrub the paper away with the damp cloth revealing the image underneath. Continue to add water, and lightly scrub until all the paper is gone.


Display on a bedside table as a surprise anniversary gift or just because.

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

Wedding Photo Transfer DIY

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