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Something cute to put your mouse on!
So I’ve needed a mouse pad for awhile. But I’ve also been too lazy to buy one, so using stuff I already had, I whipped this up!

Posted by Kimberly K. from Dixon, Illinois, United States • Published See Kimberly K.'s 10 projects »
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  • Step 1

    You’ll need:

    *Cork- you can find this in rolls at Michaels, I think they’re like $3.29 a roll.

    *Fabric- I used a fabric quarter from Jo Ann’s that cost a dollar.

    *Spray Adhesive- I think you have to be 18 to buy this (can’t have the kiddies huffing glue, now, can we?)

    *Cardstock

    *Tacky glue

    Note: I don't really have any pictures because I don't think pictures will add any understanding to this tutorial.

  • Step 2

    1. Iron your fabric, if necessary.

    2. Measure the size of your mouse pad. To do this I took measurements of my Mom’s mouse pad, which was 8.5 x 8 in.

    3. Cut your cardstock and cork to you specified dimensions with an exacto knife. You can also cut your fabric down, if you want (I just went with what I had and cut it down later). Just make sure to leave some extra fabric on all sides.

    4. Apply your spray adhesive to your cardstock, then immediately put your fabric over it. Smooth out your fabric so that it doesn’t have any air pockets.

    5. Use your tacky glue to glue down your excess fabric on the back of the card stock.

    6. Then take your fabric square and your cork and use the tacky glue to glue them together.

    7. Put something flat and heavy (I used some of my business textbooks) on top of your mouse pad and let the glue dry. (This has a dual purpose as it also flattens out your piece of cork.)

    8. Voila! Nice little mouse pad!

    NOTE: If your cork piece ends up a little bigger than your fabric piece, just trim the cork down with your exacto or scissors.

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