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Taxidermy Decor - Squirrel Pillow

Use Mod Podge photo transfer medium to create a fun, stuffed squirrel pillow with none of the guilt.

At a Glance:

#6487 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

Mod Podge ® Brush Applicator, 4"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $13.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $9.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Wax paper, Foam plate, Muslin fabric, Fur fabric, Sponge, Polyfil stuffing, Scissors, Sewing machine, Straight pins, Needle & thread, Measuring tape, Water basin, Paper towels, Squirrel stock photo


  1. Make a color laser copy the size desired. Trim the squirrel from the background.
  2. Cut a piece of muslin fabric 1" larger than your image. Be sure your fabric is smooth and free of wrinkles.
  3. Tear two sheets of wax paper a little larger than your image. Lay beside your Silicone Craft Mat.
  4. Lay your photocopy image-side facing UP on your craft mat.
  5. Squeeze a generous amount of Photo Transfer Medium onto a foam plate. In smooth strokes, apply the medium over the image. Apply a thick coat so that you cannot see the image. Cover the entire image.
  6. Carefully bend the craft mat back to release the image corner. Put your hand underneath the prepared image, lift and place (medium-covered side UP) on a clean piece of wax paper.
  7. Carefully place a piece of fabric over the image. Gently smooth to make contact with the fabric.
  8. Flip the fabric over so the paper is upright. Lay another piece of wax paper over the prepared image. Smooth over the image with a squeegee or brayer. Be sure to press over all of the edges to ensure good contact. Let dry 24 hours.
  9. To reveal the image, press a semi-damp sponge over the image in sections and let the dampness set for 2 minutes. Then rub over the wet paper in a circular motion removing the paper. Repeat until the image is completely revealed. Let dry.
  10. Repeat rubbings may be necessary in parts where the paper is still adhered. Let dry.
  11. Trim the fabric to have a ½" edge.
  12. Cut the fur backing fabric to cover the entire squirrel.
  13. Pin both fabric pieces together image facing inside and fur side facing inward. Sew around squirrel shaped piece along the image line leaving the bottom open.
  14. Trim away the excess fur fabric.
  15. Turn pillow inside out. Fill with stuffing and whipstitch the opening closed with needle and thread.

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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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