Before I share with you the simple tutorial to make your own mouse pad I want to share a few changes that are happening here at the Pearl.
Today starts the first day of my new blog schedule. I have simplified my categories (see sidebar for categories/topics) I have created a consistent calendar to help you know what’s going to be happening each week. I hope to stick to the schedule but also have grace in changing it up from time to time.
My plan is to share a fast DIY project every Monday. One that is affordable for all budgets and only takes an hour or less, emphasis on the less.
My first project is a mouse pad that I created for my new closet office. I am almost ready to share the full reveal, almost. Waiting on a few cables to arrive in the mail.
We do not currently use a mouse pad for our mouse. Since we have a laser mouse we are not restricted to a specific material for our mouse pad. In the new office area the desktop has a unique finish and I do not want the rubbing of a mouse to ruin it, hence the need for a mouse pad.
The supply list is simple:
- foam place mat
- fabric, contact paper, wallpaper (via chasing paper)
- spray adhesive – depending on material used
My kids have a pile of these “thrifted” place mats sitting in a drawer that are rarely used. I knew the soft foam one would make a perfect mouse pad.
Step 1: Start by drawing your pattern on the back of your place mat. Then cut out the desired shape.
Step 2: (optional) I used spray adhesive to attached a piece of scrap card stock to to my place mat. This added durability and also covered up the Disney princess design.
Step 3: Cut your fabric/contact paper/wallpaper about 1 inch larger (on all sides) then your mouse pad.
Step 4: If you made a square like me, make sure to cut out corner notches in your decorative covering. This will help it fold over easily.
Step 5: carefully smooth the decorative covering on your place mat, flip over and fold the edges tightly, sticking them to the back of your place mat.
You are finished! Sit back and enjoy your work.
It looks perfecting in my closet office. Oh I can not wait to show you the finished product!
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