Craft LIFESTYLE

How to customize your own Mouse Pad

We have been neglecting this session a lot considering to our previous post but we promised that are more exciting projects coming up. One of the section of our craft making is to share with you some of the deck’s creation we made. We believed that you could simply make it yourself with items that you could find at home.

Now it is spring, which means it’s prime flower season! And why not keep some of those flowers on your desk for months to come? In less than an hour, you can have yourself a brand new mouse pad that isn’t ugly or a basic/plain color.

We love making things to give our desk a little bit of spark if it doesn’t spend us too much money. It’s always good to make thing our own self, especially the pretty one. All you need is your favorite fabric and a few inexpensive supplies. Here’s how:

 

Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Materials: fabric mod podge, cork round, fabric, scissors, sponge brush

I’ve made a cork mousepad before, didn’t like the wear of the spray adhesive after 6 months (caused some discoloring on the black fabric). Fabric Mod Podge is a much better glue for this project! I picked up the fabric from Minted. The heavier the better so that the glue doesn’t bleed through.

Cut your fabric to fit your cork round, leaving about 2″ of overhang. Apply glue to cork and smooth fabric on top. Fold the excess fabric over the edge, smoothing underneath. I chose to hide the extra fabric under ribbon so the bottom is completely flat (no fabric). You could also glue the second cork round to the bottom, placing the extra fabric in-between if you didn’t want it to show on the bottom.

Let dry overnight before using and that’s it!

Much better than a store bought mouse pad, don’t you think? Plus I can’t get over the colors + flowers for spring! Don’t you find it easy make your own mouse pad? This wasn’t just a mouse pad, it also could use it as a pin board.

Take a photo of yours, send us an email, tag us on Instagram, tweet us, anything. We love to see yours! Let us know what else you come up with!

xoxo, Angela

 

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