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

Display this beautiful work of art on a bedside table with fresh flowers, a sweet card, and gold accessories.

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

Supplies: Laser copy of a wedding photo, gel medium, foam brush, piece of smooth wood, paper towel. Step 1: Apply a thin coat of gel medium to the wood.

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

Step 2: Lay the laser copy of the photograph face down onto the wood. Smooth out all of the wrinkles with your fingers. Step 3: Let dry overnight.

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

Honor a long, happy marriage with a DIY project that focuses on the day that started it all: their wedding day. A beautiful photo transfer surrounded by glistening gold paint creates a keepsake full of joyful memories.

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