Trace the image onto the wood using wax paper

If you have a piece of old wood that could use a little finishing, we have a great idea on how to decorate it. Copy the picture of your choice on wood and give someone a very special gift or simply decorate your home.

We found this idea that will really surprise you with how easy it is to implement Theartofdoingstuff blog.

Required material:

  • The wood on which you will copy the image
  • Printer
  • Fat paper

Yes, you read that right, all you need are these three items that most of you have in your homes.

The principle is as follows.

Cut the greaseproof paper to the dimensions of standard A4 paper, which is usually used for a printer.


After that, find the photo on your computer that you want to copy and process it in any photo processing program by reversing it, like a mirror image.

If you don’t know how to do it, google it and find instructions, it’s not difficult.

Place the greaseproof paper in the printer and print the desired photo on it. Hold the paper as it enters and exits the printer to prevent it from accidentally curling or tearing.

Immediately place the picture on the tree and run a credit card over it, for this you will need a pair of helping hands to hold the paper.


Go over the card until you are one hundred percent sure that the image has been copied onto the wood, with this move you will remove the ink from the paper, and the wood will absorb it. Swipe the card hard, but don’t overdo it so the paper doesn’t tear. Slowly lift the paper and see if the image has been copied. If so, let it dry and then coat the wood with a protective layer.

Isn’t it awesome?!

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