Uncommon Underfoot: 10 DIY Mouse Pads

Mouse pads are going the way of the dinosaurs and buying music on discs. Laptops with built-in trackpads are becoming standard while most desktop users have migrated to using pad-less optical mice or stand-alone trackpads. It's a shame, really; a one-of-a-kind mouse pad is a great way to inject some style to your desk at home or at the office.

Whether your style is glittery and gold or geometric and crisp, you can tailor your mouse pad to suite your style. Each of these bloggers did their own thing to existing mousepads (or trivets) using just fabric, paint, plastic lanyard or gold leaf.

Top Row
Cork Mouse Pad Edged in Gold Leaf, from Kitty Cotten
Iron-On Covered Mouse Pad, from Going Home to Roost
DIY Glitter Mouse Pad, from For Chic Sake
Modern Geometric DIY Leather Mousepad, from Curbly
Modge-Podged Fabric Mousepad, from Bridgey Widgey

Bottom Row
Spray-Painted Mouse Pad Makeover, from The Coloresque Blog
Hand-Printed Mousepad, from Man Made DIY via Design Sponge
Fabric Scrap Mouse Pad, from How Joyful
Fabric-Covered Mouse Pad, from Jones Design Company
Stitched Leather Mouse Pad, from Martha Stewart

(Images: As linked above)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.