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Mom’s Photo Purse

By: Cathie & Steve

It’s easy to customize a plain purse with Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium. Take your memories wherever you go with this sweet purse idea!

At a Glance:

#5462 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 3

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
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

Purse, canvas fabric piece, color copy of photo, paper towel, wax paper, sponge, ribbons/trim, hot glue, glue stick, scissors


  1. Cut the photo out and lay onto wax paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Once dry, dampen the paper backing with a sponge and let sit for two minutes.
  4. Remove the paper backing by rubbing in a circular motion with a sponge. Take care not to rub through the photo.
  5. When the paper is removed, leave the photo piece to dry. Once dry, there may be areas that need more paper removed.
  6. Once the photo piece is ready, trim out the photo with ribbons and embellishments applied with hot glue.
  7. Glue the photo piece to the purse

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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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