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Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments

November 26, 2016

Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments      A quick glance around Pinterest will show you that that are tons of methods for transferring images to objects. Modge Podge, Freezer paper, packing tape…they all transfer an image, but they can be very tricky. Images often get half-transferred or rip, or if you miss one little step, they won’t transfer at all. I’m going to show you an absolutely foolproof way to transfer images to wood slice and turn them into beautiful, rustic Christmas ornaments! I chose some pics of Indigo from his first Christmas (last year). That picture of him in the Santa hat is one of my absolute favorite! It makes me smile every time I see it. 
      These personalized photo ornaments would make a great gift and they’re a fun holiday craft to do with the kids. 
Supplies:
Wood slices
Woven ribbon
Water transfer paper
Ink jet printer and printed out image
Craft glue

(Note- please be sure to read the directions on your water transfer paper. It may require different steps than the ones I posted)

Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Resize your images so they’ll fit on the wood slices. Print them out on the water transfer paper.
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Place your wood slice over the image and trace around using a pen.  
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Place the image on top of the wood slice and trim it more, if necessary. I cut my pictures smaller because I wanted some wood on the sides as a border.
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Submerge your images in a 1 inch deep pan of water. After 1 minute the image will separate from the paper backing.
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
The water transfer paper needs adhesive on porous surfaces (like wood). Brush some glue on the wood slices and place the images on top. Let dry. The images are transparent when they are wet, but they dry opaque.
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Drill a hole in the top 
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
String the woven ribbon through and tie a knot.
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
Foolproof Way to Make Wood Slice Photo Ornaments
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