Make this: Wooden photo boxes

by Jourdan Fairchild in

I've been under a pile of writing assignments lately, so I haven't had much time (or energy) to blog. But I did recently read that you can apply iron-on transfer paper on wood. And it's really easy! You'll need a few simple supplies and 30 or so minutes to spare. My first attempt was definitely far from perfect (in fact, I couldn't snap a shot of the last step because I had to concentrate on peeling the paper). But once I get the process down, I'm planning to use custom boxes in the future for gifts and cute storage. Step 1: Select a photo and print it out on iron-on transfer paper for inkjet printers. I used an image of the ferris wheel in Navy Pier that I took the night of my birthday. Step 2: Lay the printed image face down, then lay the box atop it. Using a pencil, trace the edge of the box on the paper. Cut the paper following the pencil marks. Step 3: Lay the printed image face down atop the box. Press the iron down atop the paper for 20 seconds at at time; repeat to cover the entire image, making sure the edges are bonding. Step 4: Once the paper is cool to the touch, carefully pull back the paper from one corner. Use scissors to trim any overhanging edges, and fill the box with whatever your little heart desires (I'm using it as storage for my card collection).  

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