A Little DIY: Paper And Washi Tape Mousepad

023a This is what happens when I ask my mom for a mousepad. I have no idea what Korean beauty product this is advertising and the girl's cute and all, but it's not exactly something I want to see every time I use my computer. So I turned to some easy materials to spruce it up!

Mousepad by FuzzyCloudDesigns

Here are are my easy-peasy supplies:

  • A scrap of leftover decorative paper (thick, textured paper will glue down more smoothly)
  • Washi tape
  • Mod podge
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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And here are my easy-peasy steps:

1) With a sharp or mechanical pencil, trace as close as possible around the mousepad onto the back of the paper.044

2) Cut out your paper carefully. If you cut a tiny bit along the inside of the traced line, it should fit almost exactly on top of the mousepad.046

3) Spread your paper with a thin layer of mod podge and glue onto the front of the mousepad, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.061

4) Add washi tape in whatever color or pattern you'd like.053

5) Flip the mousepad over and trim the excess washi tape, around the edges of the mousepad.065

And you're done!

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I've been using it for a few hours now and the mouse works perfectly. It even coordinates with this art I have temporarily leaning on my desk.

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It's pretty =) But it sure does make my cheapo mouse look bad. Maybe it's time to go Mac so I can I have a sleek white computer setup like every other blogger/designer seems to have...

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