You can make a cute photo purse with a bag you already have in your closet! Use this tutorial to get the look – it’s a great gift idea!
If you haven’t tried Mod Podge photo transfer medium, it’s pretty awesome stuff. It does exactly what it promises – transfers photos to surfaces! It’s not a clear/transparent photo transfer; instead, it puts a white background behind the photo.
This makes it nice when doing projects like Candie did above – you can put a photo transfer directly onto a printed surface and the background doesn’t show through.
I love Candie’s purse idea, and I think it would be fun to put a picture of one of my dogs on a purse. So that everyone would know (instead of just thinking) that I’m a weird dog lady.
Whose face would you put on a photo purse? Learn how to make it below.
Personalized Photo Purse
Gather These Supplies
- Canvas fabric piece
- Color copy of photo (should be laserjet or other dry ink printer)
- paper towel
- Wax paper
- Hot glue and glue sticks
Cut the photo out and lay onto wax paper.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, paint a thick coat of the MP Photo Transfer Medium onto the printed side of the photo. It’s important that you not be able to see the photo underneath the medium.
Pick up the photo piece carefully by its edges and flip over onto the piece of canvas. Smooth the photo piece down lightly with your fingers. Wipe up any excess with a paper towel. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Once dry, dampen the paper backing with a sponge and let sit for two minutes.
Remove the paper backing by rubbing in a circular motion with a sponge. Take care not to rub through the photo.
When the paper is removed, leave the photo piece to dry. Once dry, there may be areas that need more paper removed.
Once the photo piece is ready, trim out the photo with ribbons and embellishments applied with hot glue.
Glue the photo piece to the purse.