Truth: I have been using my iPad case as a mouse pad for almost a year. It’s just one of those things that worked, and buying an actual mouse pad was easily lost in all the shuffle around here. Not exactly a priority. Well, this week I was feeling crafty and decided to make one of my own. Sort of.
Seriously, this project is SO simple. It took 15 minutes, tops and cost $3. That’s a three.
I bought a cheapie, basic black mouse pad cover (you could use any old one you have around the house), brought out some leftover fabric, and the beloved mod podge (just what I had on hand- any glue should work).
Let’s break it down, although I’m sure you might be able to guess what happens here.
1. Place mouse pad on fabric.
2. Cut fabric, leaving about one inch extra around the mouse pad.
3. Cover the bottom of the mouse pad with mod podge (or whatever glue you’re using) and lie face down on the fabric. Smooth out any wrinkles.
4. Cut three strips into the fabric around all the corners, to avoid creases once glued.
5. Make a border of glue to wrap fabric around. Mod Podge dries clear, so don’t worry about making it perfect.
6. Pull extra fabric around and secure.
7. Let it dry. Mine took a few hours to dry completely beneath the fabric.
This turned out so much better than I expected! The corners especially.
It doesn’t hurt that I was totally obsessed with the fabric to begin with. It was the runner up for Zoey’s pillow case.
It’s such a fun burst of color at my desk, which is mostly white. And just the inspiration I need while up at midnight, writing a post about a mouse pad 😉
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