Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pretty Mouse Pad - DIY

Making a pretty mouse pad is really simple and doesn't require much talent...really it doesn't!

You will need:  A blank mouse pad or any pad you choose to recover.  (I got mine at Ikea for $1)
Your Choice of Fabric
Heat and Bond or Pellon Wonder Under

Lay the fabric down with the wrong side facing up and place the Heat and Bond on top.  Trace the mouse pad and cut through both layers.

 Iron the Heat and Bond to the wrong side of the fabric and then...


...Peel off the paper backing.

Flip the fabric to the right side and iron to the top of the mouse pad.  Be careful that your iron isn't too hot.  Some mouse pads are foam and may melt slightly if your heat is too high.

A nice touch to spruce up a boring desktop!

~ Darlene

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  1. Very creative lady! It sure beats those boring pads!!! How fun!!!!

  2. Beautiful mouse pad -very creative you! thanks for the tutorial

  3. Cute mouse pad. I didn't realize it was possible to make them.

  4. Beautiful. You are such a talent. Thanks for shares it with us.

    visiting u from Aloha Friday.

  5. what a great idea! now we can personalize our mouse-pads. Wonderful as a personalized gift!

    Thanks for the tip!

    hugs x

  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea at Moonshine Monday! You have a great week, chick!

  7. Seriously - super cute idea Darlene. Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  8. Such a cute idea! I'm pinning this! Love the pattern you chose. :-)

    I'm a new follower via GFG, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Visiting from Monday Funday linky party! Have a great week!

  9. What a great blog you have here! I found you via Made in a Day's blog hop and glad I did. I love this make your own mouse pad post (I never would have thought to do this) and your blog is just great. I'm following you via GFC, Facebook and Twitter. I'd love for you to stop by and visit sometime! Happy Tuesday!


  10. This is very cute. I must give it a try. Happy to be a new GFC follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog.

  11. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  12. How cute and fun. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Very cute, and affordable, too! I love how a person could use any fabric of their choosing with this. Found this via JAQS Studio's link party. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


  14. Darlene - I love your mouse pad. How clever. Thank you for sharing. I found your project on oldie but goodie!

  15. Oh I love this! I had no idea you could makeover a mousepad. So clever. Happy to be following along via GFC and looking forward to more of your creativity!

  16. Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

  17. How cute is that! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Be sure to join us next Sunday at:

  18. I love the mouse pad! Very neat idea.
    Thanks for sharing at Funday Monday.

  19. I love that fabric--looks for fancy! Thanks for bringing this to the Oldie's party! Hope to see you back there next week.

  20. A computer desktop in high fashion style, we love it! Thanks for Linking Up with us!

  21. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #24 :)
    Have a great week!!

  22. I am featuring your mouse pad today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. I think I am going to try to cover our boring mouse pad in our office. The next link party starts later today. I hope that you will link up again. Thanks.


  23. Very pretty! I had no idea you could do that. Fun way to personalize! Thanks for linking up!

  24. What a cute idea!! I featured this over at Think Tank Thursday today.
    Have a great day!

  25. Just made this but used contact paper, so easy! Thanks for the great idea!

  26. Just made this but I used contact paper instead, SOOOOO easy! And so cute!! Thanks for the great idea!!