DIY: Photo Transfer Technique with Mod Podge and it’s on a baby onesie!

I am smitten with the new Photo Transfer formula of Mod Podge.  You can transfer black and white or color copies to fabrics, glass, tin…etc.  For this project we used a baby onesie from the dollar store and graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  We have a video on this technique coming soon!

The process is simple….remember you image must be copied on a toner copier….NO INKJET!  Also – reverse your text! 🙂

You will need: Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium, Toner Copy of Image, Foam Paintbrush, Pre-washed Baby Onesie, Copy of Image, Wax Paper, Wet Sponge.

Trim your copy to fit the onesie.

Squeeze a dollop of  Transfer Medium onto the top of the image.

Apply a thick layer over the image. (1/16 thick)

Slip a piece of wax paper in between the onesie layers.

Position image (wet side down) on the center of the onesie.

Allow to dry 24 hours.

Wet the image and let it soak for 2 min.

Working in a circular motion, rub away the paper.  The image magically stays!

Enjoy!  Allow to dry.  Wash cold and Hang dry.


  1. oohhh I must go get some of that!! Is there a specific paper to use (like cardstock, shiny photo paper)or will plain copier paper work??

  2. So I’m sort of in love with this… I have a BILLION ideas!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  3. This is great! Did you have any problems with them coming off in the wash? I assume they will over time, but hopefully not too quickly.

  4. Can’t wait to try this out!

  5. Andriessen Kelly says:

    is wax paper the same as baking paper ? and what do you mean whit “Toner Copy of Image” can’t you just use a print out from a normal inkjet printer ? (on normal paper)?

  6. I’ve wanted to try this mod podge, but I’m wondering how many images you were able to transfer with the one bottle. I noticed it only comes in the 2 ounce bottle at my local stores and on amazon. Thanks!!!!

  7. Thank you so much! One more question…Do you think pictures from calendars would transfer over or should I go the fabric Mod Podge route? This is a trip. When I first started using Mod Podge years ago I only found gloss, so now I’m just over the moon with all of the variety!

  8. I LOVE this. That baby onesie is so cute. What a great gift idea! Thanks for the easy-to-follow tutorial. I will DEFINITELY be trying this. YAY MOD PODGE!!!