This project of putting a photo on wood is just so darn easy and CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! You can put your kids, grandkids, pets, travel, any photos you want onto wood and create a unique photo gallery.

What you’ll need

Here is a list of items I used to create this cute wall hanging:

  • Surface
  • Picture printed on regular copy paper, I chose black and white but believe color would work
  • Mod Podge for paper
  • Brush to apply Mod Podge
  • Mulberry paper or something similar
Items needed for Photo on Wood

Getting Started

Amazon links for all items are in the instructions and I do have an affiliate with them.

I chose a cute picture of my dog! He was such a good sport. I started with the wood surface from Dollar Tree in their craft section, they have many different shapes. They are cute and lightweight, which makes for a great wall hanging. I untied one side of the jute hanger and pulled it through both holes to remove it from the wood.

Using Mod Podge and Mulberry Paper

Using a paint brush I applied the Mod Podge for paper onto one surface of the wood and then place a piece of Mulberry Paper onto the prepared wood and let it dry. Then I painted a coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper and let it dry again.

Once the Mod Podge was dry I took scissors and cut around the edge to get all of the excess paper off. This does not make it perfect! If you want a cleaner cut you can use a box cutter or maybe a rotary cutter. But, scissors worked fine for me!

Cut the excess paper off

Make sure all of the outside edges are glued down very well. I had to go around and add some additional Mod Podge. I added it to both bottom and top of the paper.

Time to add Caesar! I printed his picture on plain paper on our inkjet printer and it worked just fine. I cut the picture down to the size I wanted it to be and decided where I wanted it on the wood. Once I knew where I would place it I brushed Mod Podge on back of the picture making sure all edges were coated.

Adding Mod Podge to the back of the picture

Adding the photo

Then I placed the picture where I wanted it, made sure it was very flat and then brushed a light coat of Mod Podge over the top. If you put too much the paper may buckle, which is also a cool look!

Adding Mod Podge to top of the picture

I used a brayer to flatten out the picture when it was almost dry and you can use clean fingers to do this as well, just make sure the picture is flat and secure to the wood.

Making it personal and cute

Then I used Tacky Glue to attach his name in Scrabble Letters across the top.

Once this was all dry I used a pen and opened the holes that had been covered by the Mulberry paper so I could put the hanger back on. I used a small nail to push the jute through the hole as it had split a little bit and was too large for the hole.

Using a nail to push jute through the hole

The final look! What do you think?

If you like this you may like more crafts that are on my blog!

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Time to add Caesar! I cut his picture down to the size I wanted

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