Give Your Workspace a Refresh With This DIY Mousepad
Categories: Home DIY

Give Your Workspace a Refresh With This DIY Mousepad

Not all of us are heading back to school this month, but we all should probably kick the productivity back into gear now that summer is ending. In true Brit + Co fashion, we’re motivating ourselves by beautifying our workspaces with DIY decor. Even if it’s small changes like a hanging planter or new office supplies, a space refresh might be what you need to get back in the zone. This fabric mousepad DIY is a clever way to customize your desk on the cheap (and it’s the perfect use of that scrap of fabric you just can’t seem to toss!). Read on for the full tutorial.

Materials + Tools

— mousepad

— fabric

— Mod Podge

— paintbrush

— scissors

Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of fabric about two inches wider and longer than your mousepad. Be sure to iron out any wrinkles.

2. Paint Mod Podge evenly on your mousepad, covering the entire surface.

3. Lay your fabric right side down, and carefully place the wet side of the mousepad on top. Press your fingers down to seal, and make sure there are no wrinkles or ripples.

4. Cut into each corner of the visible fabric in three places. This will help the fabric lay smoothly at the corners.

5. Paint Mod Podge on the back of the mousepad, just around the edges, then fold each piece of fabric over.

6. Trim the edges as needed, and let dry before use.

Cut a piece of fabric about two inches wider and longer than your mousepad. Be sure to iron out any wrinkles.

Paint Mod Podge evenly on your mousepad, covering the entire surface.

Lay your fabric right side down and carefully place the wet side of the mousepad on top. Press your fingers down to seal, making sure there are no wrinkles or ripples.

Cut into each corner of the visible fabric in three places. This will help the fabric lay smoothly at the corners.

Paint Mod Podge on the back of the mousepad, just around the edges.

Fold each piece of fabric over.

Trim the edges of the fabric as needed and paint over any lifted edges. (The Mod Podge will dry clear, don’t worry!)

And you’re done!

How lovely are these Poketo pens? Pick some up in our shop for $5.

Will you be trying this DIY yourself? If so, we want to see the results! Post photos with the hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative so we can check it out.

DIY Production + Styling: Madeline Bachelder

Fabric Design: Rosee Canfield


Photography: Kurt Andre