Although laptops have long surpassed desktops in sales, I still prefer using a desktop. I like the bigger keyboard and screen a desktop offers. Even if I had a lap top, it would stay on my desk as I cannot get work done sitting on a couch or bed. That being said, a mouse and a mouse pad are part of a desktop set up.
Since my old mouse pad wasn’t very inspirational and was looking kind of blah, I decided to make it more modern and fun. Here’s how I did it.
Supplies: old mouse pad or foam, Mod Podge, fabric, brush.
Apply Mod Podge to mouse pad and spread it evenly. Lay your fabric face down, then place your mouse pad on top. Apply firm pressure and smooth out any bumps. You can sew around the edges using your sewing machine, like I did. This will help keep your fabric from fraying, but it’s not necessary.
I was on a roll so I made two. I used faux leather for this mouse pad. I also decorated it with my “hello” phrase. A Sharpie works just fine.My new and improved mouse pads brighten my work area and still look professional.
P.S. My fabric came from ZeroLandfill, an upcycling program that supports the supply needs of local artists and educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity. If you have a chapter in your city, you really need to check it out. 🙂