I actually went to college to become a photographer, so I’m really excited about these DIY photo transfer projects. Nothing makes a more personal accent, gift, piece of art or memento than a photo… and we’ve found some great ideas for taking those amazing memories, and then transferring them to wood, fabric, even glass to create one of a kind (really one of a kind!) projects. Summer is coming, and with it tons of those amazing candid shots of family fun. Find ways to make it last!
Our featured project, above, is from A Beautiful Mess. This is an easy tutorial on how to make your own canvas portrait by transferring an image with gel medium. Frankly, I think this looks amazing on these b&w old photos… and no, you don’t ruin the photo itself! Read her easy instructions, this is a great first project for anyone trying this.
The Ruffled Blog brings us this DIY canvas photo art by Rachael Grace Photography… I love this one because even though she used a color photo, she still chose to make it look aged and imperfect, which of course, is PERFECT! She also has some great tips. Read what she says about furniture polish.
From Southern Revivals, this DIY pallet photo frame with photo transfer project is easy, and of course we all love the idea of using repurposed wood, for…anything. :) She has an important tip for you…if you use her directions and use Mod Podge for the transfer, make sure your photo is a laser print…not an inkjet.
Wanna really make your Instagram account useful? Make this photo transfer Instagram block from Mod Podge Rocks.
Still got your bottle of Mod Podge out? Then try this photo to wood transfer project by Crafts Unleashed. Just as easy!
Find out how to transfer photos to fabric to create these nature inspired pillows by BHG.
From ‘The Customize Windows’, easy steps on how to transfer photos to wood, metal or glass.
If that wasn’t enough, I had to throw this last one in here, because it is so incredible. Amazing. Beautiful. And easy! (OK, simple, if not easy…) ‘Art in Red Wagons’ did photo transfers on glass…but not just any glass… Beach glass! These are crazy! Love! So cool, I’m including two shots of it. Wow! (Did I say that already?)Image Credits: Ruffled, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Revivals, Mod Podge Rocks, Crafts Unleashed, BHG, The Customize Windows, Art in Red Wagons