Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Custom Desk Pad

Hi Friends, this is Aly from Entirely Eventful Day.  I am so excited to be part of the A Little Tipsy Creative Team.  I have a really fun, easy, and inexpensive project for you today: How to make a DIY custom mouse pad.


This beauty cost me about $8 to make and it makes the biggest difference in my office.  My favorite thing about it is when I get tired of the pattern all I need to buy is a new roll of wrapping paper!


Start with a transparent desk pad.  I used this one from IKEA.

Here's how I did it.  
1. I sprayed the bottom of the pad with Elmer's Glue Brand spray adhesive.
2. Then I positioned the pad sticky side up on the ground and rolled the wrapping paper over it.  I made sure to line up the bottom edges for a nice straight line.


3. Next I cut off the roll part of the wrapping paper and flipped the mat over.


4. All that was left to do was to trim around the edges of the mat.  All done!


Note: You might need to add a little more spray adhesive to the corners once you have trimmed.  


I hope you make one of these for yourself.  Mine makes me so happy!  Until next time.



17 Comments:

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

I LOVE this idea! I think it's great that it is so big, it fits the keyboard, mouse, along with having space to work on it. :)

Leanne said...

What a great idea. I love the paper you chose and the color and design it adds to your space.

Jodie R said...

Very cute!! What a great idea too!!

Smart School House said...

I really, really, REALLY need to make one of these! Pinned!

Van said...

Wow what a great idea! I'm tempted to run to the nearest ikea and get a desk pad. =]

LinRael said...

I just made your mouse pad and it turned out perfect. Thanks so much for the idea!

LinRael said...

Thanks so much for this awesome idea. I just made one for my boyfriend and he loved it!

Hanny said...

I came across your post via LifeHacker! I've been wanting to make one for my office desk. Aren't those three mini notebooks from Target amazing?!

Hanny

Jen said...

Third is so cute and a great idea.. Wish i loved near ikea! :)

PearlsPlease said...

Where did you find this wrapping paper? It's adorable!

Entirely Eventful Day said...

Thanks! I found the paper at my local Target store :)

HMulholland said...

Do you know if I could find the desk pad anywhere else besides IKEA?

Michelle Barneck said...

@HMulholland I believe you can order online from Ikea or you can check your local office supply store like Office Max or Staples. They may have something similar.

Witchwith3 said...

I would think that fabric would work also. Check TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods for wrapping paper. They always have cool and unusual papers. I just bought 3 from Ikea today. Going to give it a whirl. :)

NeDa said...

very nice ^^

Trine @ Creative Pink Butterfly said...

Ive just made this, but I am noticing the desk pad will not stay in place. The pad sticks to the wrapping paper, but the whole thing slides around the desk. anyone else have this problem?

ps - i did not use spray adhesive..

Kayla Jane Hunsucker said...

Love your desk area!