Pillow for E’s Room Using Mod Podge Photo Tranfer

Eleanor’s room continues to progress. I shared my progress on Eleanor’s big girl room along with a Mood Board for her reading nook last week. No reading nook is complete without pillows. Today I am going to share with you how I customized a pillow I already had using Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium.

In case you didn’t know, Eleanor knows ever letter of the alphabet. She can identify uppercase and lowercase in various fonts. Pointing to letters and naming them is one of her favorite things to do. The crazy thing is Ross and I didn’t even know she could do this. One day the kiddos are in the bath and Eleanor (20 months) is picking up all the foam letters and saying their names. Ross yells, “Megan, you gotta get in here and see this”. We read to her non-stop, but we have never worked on letters. She learned all her letters from the show on PBS called, Super Why. Crazy, huh? Eleanor’s obsession with letters has me really wanting to incorporate them in her room anyway I can. I decided an “e” for Eleanor on a pillow would be the perfect touch to her reading nook.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

I promise to share the rest of the reading nook later this week. Today, it is all about the pillow. This was actually super easy. It was my first time doing any sort of photo transfer and I was super duper nervous about it. Turned out to be a piece of cake.  Ross used the print from her drapes to fill in a nice big e. You have to invert your image so when you lay it face down it will read correctly. The pillow case was one I had lying around. I love giving new life to old things. Don’t you?

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Whatever image you use you want to trim the excess.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Then you want to prep your project. I removed the pillow insert and inserted a piece of cardboard wrapped in wax paper into the pillow.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

I also laid my e on some wax paper so I wouldn’t get Mod Podge all over the place. I went ahead and evenly spread the Mod Podge Photo Tranfer Medium over the e until I could no longer see the pattern.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Then I picked up the e and put it onto the pillow case, Mod Podge side down. I pressed it down firmly.

DSC_0045 2Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

And then I waited. I let it sit for 24 hours. When 24 hours was up, I grabbed a wet sponge and let it sit on the letter for a few minutes before squeezing excess water onto my project. Then I started to rub. Not crazy hard, but firmly.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

I continued the process until all the paper fuzz was rubbed off. Then I let it dry. The final result was a letter pillow that tied in perfectly with my daughter’s decor.

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Letter Pillow via Mod Podge Photo Transfer

How fun is that? I am glad to announce that my first photo transfer endeavor was a success. Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium makes it easy to customize just about anything. What would you customize?

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*** The reading nook this pillow was made for has since been revealed. Click on over to check it out.***

Closet to Reading Nook- herringbone stencil & gutter bookshelves #biggirlroom

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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • Allison {A Glimpse Inside}

    Super Cute Megan!! I love that you used her drapes for the image! I have some of this stuff but have yet to try it out.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks Allison! That was my first go & I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/moore.carolina Carolina ‘Cara’ Moore

    I love that you were able to use the print from the curtain fabric! If she’s anything like my son, every time she sees the pillow she’ll say “That’s MY letter!” :D

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks Carolina! And Yes! It is all about THEIR letter.

  • http://everyday-simple.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    You can transfer mod podge?! What!! That’s so awesome!! I love how it turned out.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Yes. They now make Mod Podge for photo transfer! You could do it to a canvas or wood. So many options!

  • http://www.facebook.com/destiny.alfonso Destiny Alfonso

    Awesome girl! I gotta try that on a few things myself!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I’m sure you will Rick it in true Destiny style :).

  • http://twitter.com/whbsblog Ann Marie

    Aww! I love this! When I think “photo transfer”, I think pictures. I never would have thought to use a print or letter. This is genius, can’t wait to this Mod Podge out!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Well I certainly wasn’t about to put my face on a pillow ;). Thanks for the kind words. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

  • Racheal Ackermann

    Love this idea! My only concern is how this hold up in the washer/dryer….?

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! According to the directions it is washable. Haven’t tried it yet though.

  • http://modpodgerocksblog.com Mod Podge Amy

    This is fabulous! Great job and it’s so cute.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks Amy. I couldn’t believe how easy it was :)

  • Angie McDonald

    Can you explain more how you made the e? I get how you put it on the pillow I just don’t get how you got the e. =)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      My husband is a graphic designer. He took the pattern from the Internet listing of the drapes and filled in the e. “exactly” how he did this–I don’t know. You could screen grab a pattern and print off a whole paper that is patterned and then cut out your letter. Same end result, just a little wasted ink. Hope this helps.

      • Angie McDonald

        That is helpful. Thank you!

  • Kaylene Washbourne

    I had never heard of mod podge before today. So glad I looked it up and came across your page. I have learnt a new craft, awesome. Thank you!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by.