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Instagram Photo Transfer to Wood

Transfer your photos to wood with Mod Podge Photo Transfer.

At a Glance:

#6168 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $9.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Wood disk, One photocopy of a photo, Foam paintbrush, Water, Sponge


  1. Make photocopies (not inkjet copies) on a dry toner/laser copier (the kind at a local copy shop) Some inkjet printers will work but most smear so be sure to test if you want to try an inkjet copy. Trim your copy to fit the top of the wood disk. Tear the edges of the paper to create a distressed look.
  2. Coat the photo with a thick layer of Mod Podge Photo Transfer. The photo should be totally white with no image showing through.
  3. Place the photos Mod Podge side down onto the wood disk. Smooth with your fingers from the center. Press the corners and edges to be sure they stick. Please wait 24 hours before proceeding to step 5!
  4. Wet the image and wait 2 minutes. Working in a circular motion, gently rub off the paper to reveal the image below. You may have to do this step a few times before all the paper is removed.
  • PROJECT TIP: Add a tint to your image with Mod Podge colors or add a bit of sparkle with Mod Podge Sparkle.


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Learn how to use Mod Podge to turn your Instagram photos into beautiful home decor keepsakes! Cathie and Steve teach the best way to photo transfer onto pillows, wood, glass, and more in the latest edition of Make it with Mod Podge.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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