Easy Wax Paper Transfer

I can’t believe it is Monday!!!  This weekend just flew by and there is another crazy week ahead!  We are now officially into our last week of school though so I just need to make it to Friday.  Summer vacation, here we come!

I just have a quick post for you today – one of those happy little crafting discoveries!  Here’s how you can transfer any printable image to wood {or any other hard surface} using wax paper and your regular ink jet printer.

Transfer any printable image to wood!  Easy to follow tutorial.
  Remember my master bathroom that I have been working on?

Easy Wx Paper tutorial.
Well, even though I don’t have a ton left to do on it, progress has kind of been at a stand still.  For some reason, those last little projects are always so hard to finish up!

See that corner in the mirror by the towel?  It was kind of empty looking so I decided to put a stool there.  I found a couple of small ones at Home Sense that I liked so I snatched them up.  One of them is in the corner of the master bedroom

Easy wax paper transfer tutorial.
The other one that I bought was much more beat up and had some big white chips in it {I am assuming it is not solid wood!}  I did one quick coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White but it was still looking a little plain.  I really wanted to add a graphic to it but I am terrible at painting and do not even have a steady enough hand for tracing.  Then I came across this wax paper tutorial  and thought that I would give it a whirl! 

Transfer any printable image to wood using this wax paper!  Easy to follow tutorial.
This is seriously one of the easiest projects that you could ever do {and trust me, if you could run into problems it would have happened to me!}

  • Pick a graphic.  I chose mine from Graphic Fairy.  Make sure you use a reverse image. Many of the images over at Graphic Fairy come in reverse but you can always just flip your image in a photo editing program as well.  Now don’t ask me what the graphic actually says but Saint Denis was my favorite street to stroll down when I lived in Montreal so I decided on that one!
  • To help the image transfer better, you want the wood slightly wet. I used a spray bottle, directed the spray up into the air and just let the mist fall on to the stool.
  • Cut some wax paper to 8 1/2 x 11.  Print out the image onto the wax paper.  I just loaded the wax paper directly into the printer and it worked out fine.  Depending on your printer, you may have to lay it over a piece of regular paper to feed it through.  Gently guide the paper out as the image prints.
  • Place the wax paper over the stool and use a credit card or other flat edge to burnish the image on.  You do not need to press too hard.  Make sure the paper does not move!  I found that with the wood slightly wet, the paper actually stuck quite nicely. Carefully remove the wax paper and you are done!!
Transfer any printable image to wood using wax paper!  Easy to follow tutorial.
I’m sorry that I was not able to get any pictures of the process but it literally takes 30 seconds to do and I did not want to risk moving the paper.  I have a metal tin that I want to try this technique with as well.  Not sure if it will work but I will let you know!

If you look in the mirror, you can also see that I added a new picture of my favorite two little guys.

Easy wax paper tutorial.
And did a little redecorating of the counter top. 

I still have a few more boring {and tedious} projects to go but I am happy now with my little corner stool. 

Transfer any printable image to wood using this wax paper!  Easy to follow tutorial.
So if you have 5 minutes today, find some wood and wax paper and give it a spin!
Before I head off, I also wanted to mention that I have been having email problems for the past week and a bit.  New messages have been turning up randomly in my old messages {which I had deleted}.  Since I am unable to sort through 4000 emails to find the new ones, if you had sent me a question and I have not replied, please shoot me off another email.  I love your emails – I really do!!!

Have a fabulous week!


  1. says

    it’s all gorg! i luv your mirror and vanity! did u add the embellishments? and i would have never thot the wax paper transfer would have been that wasy – thank you for this tut. all the ones i’ve seen on pinterest were a little over my head.

  2. says

    Jen, this is SWEET! I’m with you, I can’t draw and even thought I paint furniture for a living, I’m too shaky to write out anything with paint… Do you have an ink jet printer and is the ink still wet when you do it, like does it dry at all on the freezer paper? Let me know, thanx ~ Shelly Andrade Shizzle Design

  3. says

    I will be trying this – sounds easy to do! I have a little bench/table similar to yours and this has given me inspiration – thx!

  4. says

    What a beautiful master bath – and I just love that stool ( along with your vanity )
    I live in Montreal!!!
    Your newest follower – would love to have you follow back

  5. says

    How did you know I would be looking for something exactly like this? I already have a project in mind and was wondering how I was going to do this. Thanks!

  6. says

    OH HOW I AM LOVING THIS! I cannot wait to try this! I wanted to do something to embellish my bathroom cupboards and this just might be the perfect thing! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m so glad I found your blog!


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