June 29, 2012

Mod-podge Heaven: Instapillow

Sometimes, being a DIY blogger is the most awesomest thing in the world. One of those times is now, because I received package stuffed with brand spankin' new Mod-podge products. If this blog is any indicator (and it is)  I go through Mod-podge like water. It is one of the best crafting tools in my very messy supplies closet. 

Look at all these goodies!
Pretty sure I salivated like a puppy waiting for food when I unpacked all this goodness.

I am most excited about the photo-to-fabric transfer medium. With all the cool iPhone photography apps, I have tons of fly photos in my archive that I want to display. I decided to take one of my instagram pictures and transfer it onto a pillow.
Hence, the post title: INSTAPILLOW!
The transfer medium was unbelievably easy to use and worked like a dream. Kudos Mod-podge. Kudos. 

2. Print out of a photograph. 
3. Pillow from Bed, Bath & Beyond. 

Step 1:
1. Cover the print out with a thick layer of transfer medium. Don't be frugal, you want the medium to be think enough so that you can no longer see the photo under it. 

Step 2:
Place the photo face down on the pillow in your desired position. Press down to make sure the whole surface of the photo is in contact with the fabric. 

Step 3:
Let dry for 24 hours. 

Step 4:
Use a soaking wet washcloth to remove the paper from the pillow. 

(or maybe science)

Snaps for apartment crafting. 

I have to say, I'm super impressed at the quality of the transfer. I chose a very vivid image and the colors remained bright. I think I might embellish this pillow a bit with embroidery floss or notions. Ya digggg? 

All of the rad Mod-podge products I received are available at Michael's stores. Make sure to follow Plaid on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook for crafty tidbits. 

**I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.**


Julieta V said...

Wow! I'm just thinking about all the possibilities you could make with this Mod Podge! you're a lucky girl receiving all that stuff :D

And love the picture you choose for the pillow!

xoxo Julieta

Amy Anderson said...

Great job Melissa! I love this! I have been planning an Instagram photo transfer too, with pics of my pet that recently passed. Not sure what I'm going to put it on yet though. I would love to feature!

Melissa Hope said...

Thanks Amy! Feel free! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Maria said...

Wow that's is so great did you use a regular printer or is it a laser print. I would love to create something like your project.

Walter Silva said...


if said...

Looks good, but you should have trimmed the edges of the photo for a more clean and professional looking finish.

esin said...

what kind of paper did you use for the photo? glossy, semi-matte? laser or inkjet printer? thanks, love your blog!

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