Double Sided DIY Rabbit Pillow with Printed Designs

Print any design onto fabric using your home printer and turn designs into temporary (or permanent) no-sew decorated pillows! This method is a budget friendly way to make DIY home decor for any season!
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With just a few simple items, you can make the cutest DIY rabbit pillows for your home! I made a double-sided pillow with Easter bunnies on one side and a farmhouse rabbit on the other side.

This no-sew DIY is a wonderful way to create inexpensive decor for your home! I'll share some of my favorite websites below where you can source free and inexpensive images to use.

How to make double-sided printed pillows

Easy and affordable are the most important considerations when I'm creating  seasonal decor and these pillows certainly fit the bill! I'm notorious for changing my mind, so I designed these pillow designs to be temporary, much as I did with my black and white houndstooth pumpkin pillows.

I used leftover canvas drop cloth and white cotton remnants to make my pillow designs. But maybe my favorite part about this DIY project is how easy it is to transfer your favorite images onto fabric using your home printer! I'll show you how to do it so you get the best results!


*if using drop cloth fabric, be sure to wash and dry first before proceeding with design

Select design(s)

If you're already making something for your home, creating double sided home decor projects just makes sense because you can get double the bang for your decorating buck! For my pillow, I decided to have a seasonal Easter side, as well as a simple neutral bunny face that I could leave out all year long. 

Here are some other double-sided home decor projects I've made:

These are the designs I chose for my rabbit pillow. You'll want to download printables at their largest size and then resize if you need to fit your pillow cover. You might also be able to resize the image in your printer settings.



Both of my designs are free images available for home use, be sure to read any copyright information before selecting images you find on the web!

Adhere fabric to copy paper

In order to run fabric through your printer, you will need to first join it to a piece of copy paper. It must be the exact same size.

I tried using tape around the edges, but that didn't work and my fabric got stuck in my printer. I found spray adhesive to be the best solution to quickly adhere the fabric to the paper, although there is also a freezer paper method that I haven't tried. Keep in mind that unless you use a temporary spray adhesive, you'll want to have everything ready to go and be ready to print immediately after positioning the fabric onto the paper otherwise it might be difficult to pull the fabric design off the paper.

I lightly sprayed the backside of the fabric, let it get tacky for a minute, and then placed a sheet of copy paper on top, pressing to secure. Be sure to trim around the edges of the fabric if it overlaps the paper at all.

Read before you proceed! I don't want you to mess up your printer. For that reason, you want to be sure to have NO loose threads on the edges of your fabric. Fabric sides should have totally straight edges. If you need to trim your fabric, you'll get the best results if you do this after you've joined the fabric to the copy paper with spray adhesive.

Run fabric through printer

Disclaimer: the method I'm sharing worked for me with my inkjet printer and fabrics I chose; results may vary depending on the type of printer and fabric you use!

You will need to first determine the placement of your printer and what side it prints on. To quickly do this, I took a piece of copy paper and on one side wrote 'Front' and on the backside wrote 'Back'. Then I ran that piece through my printer and noticed which way the design printed.

I have a Canon printer and am able to select 'light fabric iron on transfers' for my print setting. If you don't have that setting, look for either 'specialty paper' or 'photo paper'.

Heat set design

When your design comes through the printer, set it aside for a few minutes to allow the ink to dry so it won't smear. Before you proceed with the next step, take a minute or two to iron the design, both front and back. The heat from your dry iron will seal the ink. Then gently peel the fabric from the copy paper backing.

 Attach design to pillow cover

To keep this project no-sew, I secured my designs to the pillow cover with buttons that I stitched on. If you don't know how to sew a button, you could try using velcro adhesive dots, or you might want to make your design permanent and use the spray adhesive to join the design to the pillow cover. Or refer to the easy way I secured the temporary covers on these seasonal pillows.

I found a few straight pins helped to hold the design in place while I sewed the buttons on the corners.

I love how quick and easy this double-sided seasonal pillow was to make and it looks so cute in my Spring decorated bedroom, no matter which side is facing out!

Favorite Sources for Printable Designs

You may already have some places you go to find images but here are a few of my favorites. Most of these are free or just a couple bucks to download:

I hope you found this pillow tutorial helpful and are excited to try this method! If you share, be sure to tag me on social @diybeautify so I can see your project ❤

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