After I made my first wood slice ornament, I decided to get a lil craftier with the remaining wood slices and put pictures on them!  I pulled up the instructions for how I made my picture to wood signs last year, printed some pictures, got out the supplies, and was ready to go..

DIY Wood Slice Photo Ornament

What you’ll need:

  • Wood slices
  • Photo printed on paper
  • Scissors
  • Modge Podge photo transfer
  • Modge Podge finish
  • Small paint brush
  • Drill & drill bit
  • Twine

Since I already had some slices of Christmas tree handy.. I just had to print out some pictures (on regular paper, nothing fancy) to get started.woodslice7

I printed two out, and cut them to be the size of the wood slice.  Paint the ink side of the picture with the Modge Podge photo transfer — make sure it’s really coated, then put it on the wood slice overnight.woodslice8

The next day, once the ink has transferred to the wood, use a wet sponge or cloth to saturate the picture with water.  Literally dab the picture until you can start seeing the photo appearing and it’s wet to the touch.

Then start to scrub the paper off with the paper towel in a small circular motion.  I did this two to three times, letting it dry a little in-between, to make sure all the paper was off.  Now the photo is on the wood!


I wrote a little message on the back in Sharpie, and then used the Modge Podge finish to paint over the picture and wood and seal it up!

Finally use your drill and a drill bit to put a hole through the top, put loop twine through it and tie it off.  Another wood slice ornament done!


And if you have some friends getting engaged, this is a great engagement gift to go on their Christmas tree and mark that special day.  Congrats Lauren and TJ!



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