Hi, I'm Courtney with Crafts by Courtney. I'm so excited to be back at Mod Podge Rocks!! This place really does ROCK! Last time I gave a makeover to a thrift store serving tray. This time, I came up with another super easy Mod Podge project for you guys . . .
A Mod Podge mouse pad. You won't even believe how easy it is to do.
But of course, I had to give it my nautical touch to match my coastal desk. But for those of you who are not into to whole nautical look, I made another one with some super cute patterns.
Now for this DIY mouse pad you're going to need:
- Round cork
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
I rounded up all my supplies even some cool scrapbook paper and of course my “Trusty” Mod Podge!! I couldn't wait to make my new mouse pad!!
Step 1 – Trace Out Shape of Cork
I found this cool round cork at Ikea, 3 for $2.99. Total bargain I couldn't pass it up. But you can use whatever cork shape you want. I traced out my circle on the back of the scrapbook paper, then cut them out.
Quick Tip: When cutting out your circle leave a little extra hanging on the sides.
Step 2 – Add Scrapbook Paper
Now it's time to add your fancy scrapbook paper!! I covered the top part of the cork and the back of the scrapbook paper with some Mod Podge. Then, gently placed it on the cork. Next, I smoothed down the top with my fingers to keep any bubbles from popping up and pressed the sides down. Let dry 20 minutes.
Lastly, I did the other side of the mouse pad the same way. Letting dry another 20 minutes.
Step 3 – Add Your Ribbon
To give my mousepad that extra detail, and decided to add some ribbon on the side. BUT, I didn't have the perfect color I wanted. So the next best thing…PAINT!! I just painted the ribbon the color I wanted. So easy to do, I actually do it all the time.
Now let's add the ribbon!! I covered the ribbon in Mod Podge and started wrapping it around the side of my mousepad. The Mod Podge keeps it in place perfectly!
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Finally, I let everything dry for 30 minutes (just to be safe). Then I was ready for my desk!! So now I can use my mousepad!! I can change it up easily for whatever mood I'm in! I can go nautical, trendy or super girly with the flower. Sorry honey I didn't make a “manly” mousepad. You can use the whale 🙂
So, I'm seriously in LOVE with how it turned out. I didn't end up taking pictures of the other side, but it has a really cool starfish pattern on it.
So run out to your closest Ikea, and grab some of these cool corks. Believe me, I have more ideas I want to do with them! I'm giving my new office a complete coastal makeover!!
Another BIG THANKS to Amy for having me back. I can't wait to share even more projects with your readers!
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