Transfer Photos on to Timber

Last Updated on April 2, 2021 by teamobn

Thinking of a new way to display memorable photos at home? Forget picture frames and use the timber you have at home instead for an absolutely unique look!

Transfer photos on wood

Transferring a photo to a piece of wood takes around 20 minutes. What we like more about this idea is that you can customize the look any way you want it — your imagination is the limit! You can paint the timber any colour you like and even use special effects and patterns!  And, of course, you can shape the wood to match the mood and content of your photo.

Here are the things you need…


  • Piece(s) of Wood
  • Paint (your choice of color)
  • Ribbon
  • Super glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Water
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • A container to shake the water and glue in
  • Printed pictures on regular printer paper (Sepia and B&W photos look best)


  • Paint brushes


Steps on how to transfer photo on wood

After the supplies is bought, take the pieces of wood and paint them any color of your choice. I found using sponge paint brushes leave less streaks throughout this whole process. Using black for black and white pictures looks really neat but I had left over pale blue paint and decided to use that this time to see how they turned out.

Steps on how to transfer photos on wood

While your paint is drying go ahead and get your supplies for mixing up your own homemade Hod Podge. This is much cheaper and really easy to make. Just take Elmer’s glue and water and pour the same amount of each into a container and shake it up! (Just a side note, this mixture will dry with a matte finish).




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