Do you still use a mouse pad ???
The other day while at the store I browsed through the electronics isle looking for a replacement. After years I realized my dirty mouse pad was in need of a replacement. Now don’t get me wrong, a cute picture of a kitty melts my heart, just not on a mouse pad.
I knew there had to be a budget friendly way to make one.
- 1/2 yard of fabric
- Heat N Bond – Ultra Hold
- Scissors / rotary cutter + pad
- 1 sheet of thick foam .99 cents. There are 2 sizes, I used the thickest ( found at Michaels in the kids craft section)
Now I don’t iron very often, ok hardly ever.
I must say this Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron is AMAZING!!! When I first plugged it in and turned it on I was a little intimidated by the high tech electronic settings. And I love the retractable cord.
Make sure you have your iron preheated on cotton/Linen before you start.
Step 1: cut your 8.5×11 sheet of foam in half using your ruler and rotary cutter. I tend to like a longer mouse pad rather then a circle. Step 2: Once your pad piece is cut open your Heat N Bond and cut to size of pad.
Step 3: Iron your Heat N Bond to your pad. The bubble side should be touching the pad and your iron on the paper side. Once cooled peel back the paper.
Step 4: Choose a fabric, I know this is the hard part.
Step 5: Iron the fabric to the foam. Your fabric should be facing up.
STEP 6: Once your pad has cooled turn over trim using your rotary cutter. This will give your pad a clean and finished look.
And there you go!!! How easy was that.
Total cost for this project is under $5. And no more dirty mouse pad on my desk.
AND, Hamilton Beach is giving away one of their Durathon irons to one lucky reader. To ENTER leave a comment and tell me what craft projects you need a new iron for. Giveaway ends on
Friday March 7th * CLOSED* and winner will be announced!!!