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Mod Podge® Mother’s Day Photo Pillows

By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
Show your love with a sweet photo pillow, created with Mod Podge!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!


Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
Item #CS12652
Create decals or appliques from any original photo. Use it on hard surfaces or fabrics that you can handwash.


Other Supplies
Photos: Use a dry toner computer or copies made on regular paper (not photo paper)
Fabric – (shown: white cotton for pillow fronts
patterned scraps for the backs)
Pillow fill
Sewing machine with thread
Needle and thread
Foam brush
Sponge and water


1.    Use a dry toner computer to generate printouts or have copies made. I recommend testing a copy before beginning the project. Cut images to desired size.

2.    Wash, dry and iron fabric.

3.    For easiest clean-up, cover work surface with the silicone mat. Apply a medium layer of Photo Transfer Medium to the front of the image to be transferred. Make sure medium completely covers the image.

4.    Quickly put the covered image face down on the white fabric and smooth. Wipe away any photo transfer medium that squeezes out the sides. Repeat for remaining photos.

5.    Let dry for 24 hours.

6.    Rub the paper off of the photo transfer using the sponge and water, following package directions. Let fabric dry.

7.    Place the fabric with the photo transfer face down on the right side of the patterned fabric; sew together, leaving a small hole.

8.    Turn the pillow inside out so that the photo transfer is now on the outside.

9.    Stuff the pillow with the fill. Make sure to stuff into the corners.

10.    Fold the edges of the hole over and use the needle and thread or sewing machine to close.

PROJECT TIP: Be sure to test a photocopy before beginning…..

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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