Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DIY in 1 hour or Less | Fabric Mousepad

Yesterday I was looking down at my mousepad and it I was thought, why have I left it this ugly for so long?? Do you ever just have to fix something right away?

I grabbed a few supplies that I have on hand and 10 minutes later I had a brand new mousepad!


Here's how I did it ...

I did it two ways, so here's the first.

I tore off the top of the mousepad (it was loose and came off easily, but it could have stayed on) and then I traced the mousepad with a pencil on the fabric.


I cut along the pencil marks with an xacto knife.


and then took it outside to spray the top of the mouspad with spray adhesive. I laid the fabric on top and trimmed any stray fabric. To help seal the edges I applied a little Mod Podge (any clear craft glue would work) with my finger along the edge. 


For the second mousepad I decided that it would be easier to not trace the mousepad and cut the fabric separately, but to apply the spray adhesive to the mousepad and then put it on the fabric (right side out). I then simply cut carefully along the edge with scissors. To finish, I used Mod Podge to seal the edges. I'd recommend this method since it was faster (maybe just 5 minutes), but both methods were super quick, so either would work well!


Here they are in their new homes! 


Such a great way to use extra fabric and match your space!

Total Cost ZERO - since I had everything on hand! Aren't those projects the best??  



12 comments:

  1. Love it! You have the best fabric scraps too ;)

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  2. Great idea! I never would have thought to put fabric on it :) xo Kristin

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  3. I love makeovers like this! So quick and easy!

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  4. Love this! Totally doing this tonight :)

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  5. Those projects ARE the best! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Yay for quick and free diy projects! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. So cute! Makes me want to go out and buy a mouse for my computer :)

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  8. Love your fabric for the square mouse pad. Are you able to share the name and where you purchased it?

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    1. Here you go :) http://www.fabric.com/home-decor-fabric-designer-home-decor-fabric-richloom-home-decor-performance-fabric-richloom-dixon-slub-graphite.aspx

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