This Valentine Mod Podge transfer project is great for lots of gift ideas!

valentine mod podge transfer

One of my favorite craft techniques is doing image transfers. I recently updated thrift store canvases using transfers, and in the past I’ve made beautiful pieces of home decor using photo transfers. Here’s an idea for how to print your own text to transfer to wood. It’s a fun way to customize gifts.

valentine mod podge transfer

Supplies Used in this Valentine Mod Podge Transfer Project:

  • Darice MDF Wood Plaque Heart
  • Plaid Milk Paint:  Black and White
  • Darice Laser Cut Wood Shapes: Butterfly Craft Wood Cut Outs
  • Turquoise Tulle Netting
  • Mod Podge

Paint the edges of the heart with black paint. When that is dry, paint the front of the heart with white paint. Finally, paint the butterfly cut out turquoise.

Download the free printable HERE, or save the above image. Print the image using a laser printer. You can do this with an ink jet printer BUT the ink usually smears. If you don’t mind a watercolor kind of effect then give it a try.

valentine mod podge transfer
Paint the laser printed image with a thin, even layer of Mod Podge.  Place the image on the surface of the wood, and smooth out any bubbles.  Let it dry completely.

*Note:  I trimmed the image, but this sometimes leaves a bit of a “ring” or faint line around the message.  To avoid this, cover the entire surface of the wood with the paper.  It means you’ll have more paper to scrub off later, but gives the piece a more even look.

valentine mod podge transfer

When the paper is completely dry, use a damp washcloth to wet one section of the paper at a time. Carefully rub away the paper to reveal the text below.  Continue until you have removed all the paper and exposed the text.

Use a yellow ink pad to distress the edges and surface of the heart.

valentine mod podge transfer

Paint the surface of the heart with a light layer of Mod Podge to seal the finish.  Press the wood butterfly into the wet Mod Podge and let it dry.

Finish off the piece by tying a bow with the tulle, and staple it to the back of the wood heart shape. Have fun crafting and creating with Mod Podge transfers!


I originally published this project on the Darice blog, where I am a contributor.

valentine mod podge transfer


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