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DIY Personalized Decorative Pillow

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  • Estimated Time

    12 Hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Photo Transfer
    • Light Colored Pillow
    • Photos of Your Choice
    • Drop Cloth
    • Gloves
    • Ruler

Turn plain pillows into something more decorative when you apply your own personal photo to the fabric with Photo Transfer. The Fancy Farmgirls created this DIY for inspiration.

PREPARE: Always work in a well-ventilated area and cover your workspace with a drop cloth to protect it from overspray. Print photos of your choice using a laser printer. 

PAINT: Using a foam brush, apply a generous layer of Photo Transfer to the printed side of the photo and then place the photo face down on the pillow. Using an item with a hard edge (like a ruler or plastic card) press along back of photo to smooth out any air bubbles. Let the product and photo sit for 12 hours to cure.

After 12 hours, wet the paper with water until you see the image and using a clean rag, rub in a circular motion to remove the paper backing. 

FINISH: Let the transfer dry and display your new personalized pillow.