Friday, June 3, 2011

Mouse Pad Makeover

I hesitate to call this a tutorial, because it's so easy peasy. Seriously, it took me 5 minutes to do, including photography. But if you feel your mouse pad could use some spiffing up, read on.



First, find a mouse pad. This is a freebie from a college visit. Kyle decided not to go to this school, so it's perfect for this project.


Next, find some cute fabric. One that you'll want to see every day, because let's face it, we use our mouse pad a lot! This was in the fabulous sack of scraps my friend Linda sent me. It already has that quilty look I wanted. I'll think of her every time I google! When choosing a fabric, just make sure it's not so light or sheer that the mouse pad will show through.


Break out the spray glue!


Spray well, and smooth out your fabric. Make sure it's stuck down well.


Flip the pad over, and trim off the excess fabric. At this point, you could also fray check the edges if you wish. I didn't. It the fabric gets too tattered, I'll probably just replace it with something new.


Here you go! A made over mouse pad! You're surfing with style now!

2 comments:

Jodi said...

Thanks, Heather! I need to be led by the nose, otherwise, I'm totally lost! Love it!

Foam-By-Mail said...

The nicest thing about using spray adhesive is that it goes in thinly and evenly, so you don't have to worry about globs leaving bumps, or the fabric coming off at the corners. Great project!