{mousepad makeover}

July 31, 2012

Sometimes the simplest projects are the greatest! This little DIY craft only takes about 5 minutes to make and can spruce up your old, worn mousepad!
The best part: it’s nifty & thrifty! Just use some leftover fabric and a mousepad that would otherwise deserve the kick to the curb.

What you’ll need:

  • old (falling apart) mousepad
  • scrap fabric
  • spray glue
  • scissors or rotary cutter


PS: After having the “new” mousepad in use for a few weeks now, I would recommend using some fray check to keep the edges crisp. ;)

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  1. Love it. Simple and something I NEED to do!
    Niki recently posted..Spicing Up Our PopcornMy Profile

  2. I just love that spray adhesive makes it so much easier to re-do some things like a mouse pad. Great make over!
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  3. Such s simple fix — love it!
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  4. This is cute and simple, Vanessa. I didn’t realize the old fabric would just peel off like this. Makes it easy to make your mouse to coordinate with your room. : ) Hope you’ll stop by and share it at Frugal Treasures Tuesday.
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  5. Well„ how quick and cute is that? I don’t suppose you would like to know that I once picked up a can of that with the nozzle aimed towards me? You think my hair is bad now? You should have seen it then! xo Diana
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  6. I’m going to try this! Thanks for a great idea! I found you through Homestead Simple’s blog hop.
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  7. Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve never know what to do with an old ugly mouse pad. Now I do. I’ll have to remember this!
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  8. I love this! I am using an old mousepad from one of my favorite charities, but it’s really starting to fall apart. I’m definitely going to try this, thanks for the tutorial! And thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!
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  9. Cute idea!
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  10. Very cute and I didn’t know you can pull the top off the mouse pad lol. Thanks for sharing,God bless.

  11. What a fun Idea.. I LOVE this.. MUST try as my mousey could use a face lift.. lol.. Thanks SO much for sharing… YOU ROCK!!!

  12. I love this idea. I am going to spruce up my mouse pad, and my daughter can cover her pad. This will be a great project for us to complete together. ;o) Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Such a great idea Vanessa!!! The mouse-pad looks AWESOME!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
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  14. love your mousepad makeover. i did one over 2 years ago and mine is just now pealing… time to make a new one!
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  15. Vanessa… Love this!! Wish I would have thought about it before I threw away a couple of haggled pads! ;)
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla
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  16. We can transfer photos to a piece of fabric and have a personalized mouse pad! Great idea! patsy
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  17. This is such a great project! I am in desperate need of a new mouse pad.. Now I’m going to have to make one. I’d love for you to share this at my Weekend Wonders Link Party. Hope to see you there :) Have an excellent weekend!


  18. Thanks so much for sharing this creative project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great Idea!


  19. Awesome!!
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  20. How did you know I need to fix my mousepad??? Seriously, it is falling apart. My only problem is, it’s heart shaped. I wonder if I could cut it out with the rotary tool just as easily? We’ll see…Thanks for linking up to Gettin’ Krafty With It this week!
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  21. Another fabulous ‘Nifty & Thrifty’ project Vanessa. too easy and great results. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday

  22. What a wonderfully simple project Vanessa!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  23. I am featuring you tomorrow my friend… I adore you girl!
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  24. Your feature on The 36th Avenue couldn’t have come at a better time! I was just cleaning up my Office yesterday and couldn’t believe how pathetic my mouse pad looks compared to everything around it. I’m sure that top layer will just rip right off and I have a vast selection of spray adhesive at my disposal :)

    I follow your blog so I’m sure I read this when it was originally posted, I just needed a reminder!

    Thanks, Vanessa!
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  25. I was just thinking I need to buy a new mouse pad and then I saw your great post! Such a cute, yet simple idea!
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  26. Thanks for the great idea I’m going to have to try this : )
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  27. You are being featured at tonights Link and Greet party at CountryMommaCooks.……check out the sneak peek on CMC’s Facebook page : )
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  28. You are such a clever lady! What a great way to revamp that silly old mouse pad.. I just love the fabric!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink hIppo Party..
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
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  29. Nicholle Olores says:

    Wow, that was cute and simple..
    Thanks for sharing it!
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