The Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes For Perfect Results Every Time + A Giveaway

Make sure you read all the way to the end of this post for an awesome giveaway for the materials you need to transfer photos to wood in minutes! 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

I can’t believe that it has been almost 5 years since I wrote my original Photo To Wood Transfer post. I think it was the first craft project article I wrote! That project is by far our most popular post EVER on Hello Creative Family. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a day where it wasn’t on our “top 10 list”. Most days it’s at spot #1 and each year it comes in by a landslide as the #1 post for the year. 

It’s also our most commented on article, and while many people comment to say how much they love it, other people comment and say how hard it is to do. It’s true. The original method I used for transferring photos to wood gave you beautiful results BUT it definitely wasn’t quick or easy. If you didn’t have your technique down just right, it could be hit or miss. I often ended up referring people to my How To Mount A Photo To Canvas post, because it was a quicker and easier option. But hey… a girl works with the materials that are available… right?

That’s why I’m SO EXCITED to share today’s post with you. There is now a product on the market that makes transferring photos to wood fool proof, gives you even more beautiful results than my original project AND it takes only minutes to make instead of hours like my last project did. 

I’m sitting here at my desk right now staring at these pieces of wood and they are STUNNING! I just can’t get over how pretty they turned out. Want to know the secret? It’s Temporary Tattoo Paper made by Silhouette! You guys… this stuff isn’t just for the skin! It’s a game changer when it comes to crafting. I always make sure I have a few packages in my craft room. 

Silhouette also has Image Transfer Sheets that are specifically made for transferring photos. The process is pretty similar to the process I’m going to share with your for using the Temporary Tattoo Paper but you need to print your images using a laser printer. I’m an inkjet girl, so today we are going to be using the tattoo paper. If you have a laser printer you can still follow along with these instructions and use the Image Transfer Sheets, just make sure you also read the instructions that come with the paper. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Silhouette is giving two of my readers 5 packages of Temporary Tattoo Paper and 5 packages of Image Transfer Sheets! Pretty generous right? You’ll be all set for making a ton of gorgeous handmade Christmas gifts! Read to the end of this post for the giveaway. 

Ready to learn the easiest way to transfer photos to wood in minutes for perfect results every time? Read on! 

The Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes For Perfect Results Every Time

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Materials:

-Silhouette Brand Temporary Tattoo Paper or Image Transfer Sheets (Buy from Silhouette here. Buy from Amazon here and here.)

-Printer

-Scissors

-Scraper tool or credit card

-Wood Plaque or piece of scrap wood (I buy mine at the dollar store but you can also find them here )

-A wet cloth

-Mod Podge (I usually go for the matte finish Mod Podge which you can find here, but any formula will do.)

-Foam brush (find them here.)

-A digital file of your favorite photo

Directions:

Note: Temporary Tattoo Paper (and Image Transfer paper) comes in packs with materials to make 2 sheets of “temporary tattoos”. You will have two white sheets in your package and two green sheets. You want to print on the glossy side of the white sheet. The green part of the green sheet is actually a backer. You will peel away the green backing and lay the clear adhesive sheet that is left behind on top of your photo. Read more about this in the instructions below. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 1: Measure your wood, size your photos accordingly and print on the glossy side of the white tattoo paper using the photo paper setting on your printer. You will want to mirror your image so that the photo is the right direction in your finished project. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 2: When ink is dry, apply the adhesive sheet to the top of printed image by peeling away the green backing on one end (there is a thin green strip that can be pulled away at one end). Align it with the end of the printed tattoo paper and then peeling away the rest of the backing while smoothing the adhesive sheet down onto the paper.

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Make sure you go slowly during this process, lining everything up nicely. This is the hardest part of this project (don’t worry it’s not very hard), because you aren’t able to lift and reposition the adhesive layer once it is laid down. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 3: Using a scraper tool or credit card rub the adhesive sheet onto the photo paper, removing any bubbles and making sure it’s firmly adhered. 

Step 4: Cut your image to fit the piece of wood it is laying on. I printed two photos on each sheet, so first I cut out each photo.

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Then I customized it to fit the wood by laying the tattoo paper image side down on my table, laying  the wood down on top of it and tracing around the wood with a pencil. Then I cut where my pencil lines were. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 5: Peel away the clear plastic layer covering your photo, exposing the adhesive. Lay the tattoo paper, photo side down on top of your wood. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Lay a wet cloth on top of the paper backing for 10 seconds or until you can see the image through the backing (see below for example). 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

If you see white spots (see example below) where you can’t see the image through the paper, cover again with the wet cloth until you can see the image. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 6: Peel away the paper backing and reveal your gorgeous photo left behind. Take your wet cloth and gently smooth down any edges that may have curled. 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Step 7: Finish your project by applying a thin layer of Mod Podge over the image. Allow to dry and then you can hang your image or give it as a gift! 

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

Optional step: As you can see in the image above, I also experimented by painting my wood before applying the tattoo paper. I think that this is a fun twist on the project, just be warned that since the tattoo paper has a transparent quality to it, your photo will be tinted that color. For example… I think Turtle looks a little bit like the Hulk in the photo on the right. ;)

Enjoy!

Now time for the giveaway! Silhouette is giving two of my readers 5 packages of Temporary Tattoo Paper and 5 packages of Image Transfer Sheets! Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the United States. Enter below. 

Tell me… Who would you make this project for? What photo would you transfer to wood first? 

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Disclosure: Thank you to Silhouette for working with us on this project. As with every article on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. 

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There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored



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'The Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes For Perfect Results Every Time + A Giveaway' have 42 comments

  1. October 12, 2017 @ 4:40 pm Angela J Short

    This is cool. I’d put a pic of my cat first.

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  2. October 12, 2017 @ 8:09 pm Heather B

    I would love to do an imagine of my children, to give to all of their grandparents.

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  3. October 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am nicky

    I would use a photo of my child, to make a lovely present for aunts and uncles.

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  4. October 13, 2017 @ 6:06 pm Kathy E.

    I would complete this project using photos of my children. They are now adults, but what a sweet reminder of their young days to have them on wood!

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  5. October 14, 2017 @ 8:19 am Jillian

    I would do it for us! We need more family prints in our house ❤

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  6. October 14, 2017 @ 9:36 am Jen w

    I did actually just make one of these for a wedding gift. I tried other ways and they turned out awful! My next gift would be a baby gift for a friend of mine!

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  7. October 15, 2017 @ 9:13 am Janet M

    I would first try a photo of my granddaughter.

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  8. October 15, 2017 @ 11:46 am Jennifer

    I would love to use this for some of my favorite vineyard photos for my entryway.

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  9. October 15, 2017 @ 1:45 pm Brenda West

    First – my daughter has been wanting to do this for awhile now – she wants to do her horse. It would also be a 4H project for fair – she does a lot of them. I would want to transfer a family photo. This is so cool a process. Thanks

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  10. October 16, 2017 @ 8:20 am Carrie

    I would use a fall photo of my kids

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  11. October 16, 2017 @ 6:27 pm KellyPC

    I’d do a wedding photo for my cousin, she got married last weekend!

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  12. October 17, 2017 @ 10:57 am Jonnie

    My 1son is very into Mustangs (just like his dad and grandpa) so I would like to use a photo of his grandpa’s classic mustang to make him a decoration for his room.

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  13. October 18, 2017 @ 5:44 pm Stephanie LaPlante

    I would make this for my mom. I would transfer a family photo!

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  14. October 18, 2017 @ 6:16 pm Blueeeee

    Looks like fun!

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  15. October 18, 2017 @ 6:49 pm nick a.

    I’d transfer my wedding photo.

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  16. October 18, 2017 @ 6:54 pm Donna L.

    I’d transfer a photo of my cat for my hubby.

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  17. October 18, 2017 @ 11:12 pm Laurence Price

    Great Contest!

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  18. October 19, 2017 @ 7:32 am Munsif Noorali

    I would do this for my brother and his fiancé…their wedding is upcoming and I think some wedding photos would be amazing on this

    Reply

  19. October 19, 2017 @ 10:47 am Alex

    my mom photo

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  20. October 19, 2017 @ 11:31 am Betty S

    I would make this for my BFF and use a picture of her puppy

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  21. October 19, 2017 @ 7:56 pm wobbles13

    a nice familyphoto

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  22. October 20, 2017 @ 4:24 am Tainan Lu

    I would make this for my mom.

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  23. October 20, 2017 @ 7:23 am Julie

    I would use a photo of my Mom and I from when I was a baby. Today is the anniversary of her passing so it would mean a lot to me which is why I’d make it for myself.

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  24. October 20, 2017 @ 8:05 am Char

    I could give this to mom, thank you so much!

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  25. October 20, 2017 @ 10:39 am CalviN F.

    Would give it to my mom, first photo would be of our cats.

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  26. October 20, 2017 @ 2:41 pm Julie Bolduc

    I would make one of my children and give it to my parents

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  27. October 20, 2017 @ 6:11 pm Melanie Hayes

    I would transfer family photos to wood then i could have them up places they may get bumped or fall without worry

    Reply

  28. October 20, 2017 @ 6:15 pm Wanda B

    I would make this for my son and it would be a photo of his dog.

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  29. October 21, 2017 @ 9:40 am Maritess S

    I would do it for my mother-in-law and make her one with pictures of the kids.

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  30. October 21, 2017 @ 3:50 pm Laurie P

    I’d love to win for ME!! I have the perfect winter photo of my kids that would amazing on wood!

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  31. October 23, 2017 @ 10:56 am Meredith Brooks

    I would love to make this for my Mom with a family picture we took at a recent wedding.

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  32. October 23, 2017 @ 7:44 pm Loni Pisani

    for a gift! A photo of me and mom!

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  33. October 23, 2017 @ 9:19 pm Aarone Mawdsley

    i would make it for my mom; a picture of her dog

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  34. October 24, 2017 @ 7:04 pm Jaime

    I want to try this out for pencil cups to give as gifts… Thanks for sharing!

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  35. October 24, 2017 @ 10:02 pm Julie R

    If transfer pictures of my two daughters and make something for my mother.

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  36. October 25, 2017 @ 8:36 am Sara Connors

    I take slices of our Christmas tree every year and put pictures of my kids from that year on them for ornaments. I make two so that when they grow up and move out they will have ornaments for their first tree. This looks like it will be SO much easier than the way I currently do it. Can’t wait to try it!

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  37. October 25, 2017 @ 8:52 am Heather D

    I would make them for me. Using my kids pictures. Maybe my furry kids too!

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  38. October 25, 2017 @ 2:28 pm Yvonne Delgado

    I would make one for my mom. It would be a new picture of my kids that they can give her as a present for Christmas

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  39. October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Robyn Bellefleur

    I would use it for a picture of all 4 of my kids together.

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  40. October 26, 2017 @ 2:02 pm Jennifer H.

    I would make it for my family. I would use a vacation picture.

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  41. October 26, 2017 @ 5:37 pm John H.

    We would use this. We would use pictures of vacation.

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  42. October 26, 2017 @ 8:34 pm amanda whitley

    i would make this for my in laws. i would use a picture of my kids.

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