Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mouse Pad

I wanted to show you how I spruced up this mousepad.  First it came home looking like this. 
My 6 year old had won it in her school's carnival. I need a mousepad since I am taking night school, but one that looks like a prescription pad is definitely not my style.  So I gathered some scrap materials from around the house and tried them out. 
I was going to use the turquoise circles but the white part of the material was too thin and you could see the writing underneath. 
I used the spray adhesive very liberally on the mousepad. Then I laid the material out over the sticky mousepad and I pressed and stretched out all the bubbles and wrinkles. After I used my rotary cutter on my Silhouette Cameo cutting board to trim the fabric.  I went back with my sharp fabric scissors to make sure all the strings were cut. 
It cost me nothing since I got the mousepad for free and I had all the other materials here at home. I think this is an easy way to update an old mousepad or just make it match your own unique style. The total makeover time was less than five minutes.

Have a great day! 
Love, Lori

1 comment:

  1. That's very clever! By the way, we need a trip to Gardner Village since the cat (George) is away...we mousies need to play.