I did this little project right after making the coasters I talked about here. This one is easier to do. Fewer steps. You can use any pretty paper (scrapbook paper, gift wrappers, magazine pages) or fabric to transform a plain old mousepad.
I had a pretty paper bag that I could cut to fit the mousepad nicely.
I didn’t want the paper to fully cover the pad. I wanted it centered, looking like it was framed. This part is up to you. Just measure and cut the paper accordingly. You can cut the corners of the paper to give it a nice rounded edge.
Now, it’s time to Mod Podge! As you can see below, I was applying a rather thick layer to the mousepad. It absorbed the stuff quickly. So keep the coating thin and even. You also need to let the sucker dry COMPLETELY. Maybe an hour or two. Once the mousepad is dry, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper.
Then, carefully place the paper over the mousepad. When you have it in place, smooth the surface with your fingers to remove air bubbles. Coat the entire side with a layer of Mod Podge to seal your project.
Once again, leave it to dry. That’s it! Mousepad from plain to pretty. If you want to make it more personalized, you can use your own photos.
Have you made any Mod Podge projects lately? I have to think of my next one!