How to Transfer Images and Sayings onto Wood for Wall Art

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Have you ever seen a piece of printed art that you loved in the store and then saw the price? Or saw a really cute saying hanging in a friend’s house and wanted that same piece for your own home but they weren’t sure where they got it? Until now I always had those same problems and didn’t know how to solve them. I wanted to put different sayings and words on signs to display in my own home but I’ve never found a really easy way to do that. Every way I had found to make these signs before involved being really handy with a computer and printer, which I am not. But I recently came up with a new plan to make cute signs for my own house without spending a fortune!

To start, you’ll need to buy this projector from Hobby Lobby. It’s only $40 and with my 40% off coupon I only paid $26! It projects from a 4×4 inch space so you will need to make all the sayings this small on your paper to fit.

EZ Tracer - How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - SplendryFirst, I went into Word and wrote out what I wanted my wall art to say. I also recommend bolding the words. They are easier to trace and paint if the letters are a little larger.

preparing image- How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - Splendry

After I printed out my saying, I made my “work station” which is any dark place. The hardest part about this entire project is making the projector the right height and centering the saying. It took a couple minutes and I had to use some random books to make the projector the right height but I eventually got it how I wanted.

Using EZ Tracer - How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - Splendry

Then I used a pencil and traced out the letters. This went pretty quickly to my surprise. I am tracing on a piece of plywood that I had painted white.

preparing image- How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - Splendry
After I was done tracing, I took some black paint and painted the lines that I had traced. I had a frame that I had bought at a junk sale for $1 that I had spray painted black.

photo frame - How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - SplendryI attached the sign to the back of the frame with little nails and attached the hanging wire.

How to transfer images onto wood for wall art - Splendry
That’s it! This was so simple and I was mad I hadn’t thought of making signs with this little projector before! I was pleased with how my sign turned out! What do you think? Are you going to give this way a shot?

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Amanda

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Amanda is a part time Physician Assistant but is a full time mom/wife with a daughter, son, and a furbaby. She grew up in Tennessee and St. Louis but Oklahoma now feels like home. She is a lover of all things old and junk and loves to collect old items that she doesn't have room for. She enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and being with friends and family- so basically your typical extrovert!
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