DIY mountain mouse pad

I bought a fabric covered mouse pad from Etsy a few years ago, and unsurprisingly it’s been looking a bit worn out and dingy as of late. Instead of throwing the whole thing out, I decided to peel off that grody fabric layer and try revamping it into something more presentable. I’m so glad I did, because now I’m admiring a snowy mountain view right from the comfort of my desk – ha! Here’s how I did it:

DIY mountain mouse pad

  1. If you have a fabric covered mouse pad, pull off the top layer. Then take your bare bones rubber mouse pad and lightly trace a mountain silhouette with a pencil.
  2. Use an Xacto blade to cut out your pattern.
  3. Spray the entire surface with a strong spray adhesive, and lay out the fabric of your choice on top (I used this scatted dots fabric by Lotta Jansdotter that was stashed away in my crafting supplies). Carefully smooth out any wrinkles, and top with some heavy books to make sure every nook and cranny is securely attached.
  4. When the glue is dry, trim the excess fabric with the Xacto knife or a pair of sharp scissors.
  5. For the snow capped peaks, I taped off a random zig zag pattern with painter’s tape and added a few coats of white spray paint, but you could certainly freehand it with some paint as well.
  6. Once your snow is nice and dry, paint a bit of matte Mod Podge around the edges to prevent the fabric from fraying with use.
  7. Start internet surfing with your “new” mouse pad – wheee!

DIY mountain mouse pad

share this 40

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

40 Responses to diy mountain mouse pad

  1. Pingback: Inspiración montañas • Experimento Casa

  2. Pingback: Friday I'm In Love #56 - Gamerwife


  4. Pingback: Friday Finds – DIY Mouse Pads | Wall Decor

  5. Pingback: 10 Creative Stunning DIY Mouse Pads Idea |

  6. Pingback: Ghid de August | Revista Atelierul

  7. Pingback: DIY // 4 mouse pad ideas - 74 Lime Lane

  8. Pingback: Make It Friday: DIYs for the Ambitious Gifter Jade and Fern

  9. Pingback: FAVE 5 DIY IDEAS | Craft Hunter

  10. Pingback: DIY : 6 tutos pour une maison douce en hiver - DecoCrush

  11. Pingback: 10 Weekend Projects: Gifts You Can Make | Steal Mag

  12. Pingback: 5 DIY Mouse Pad Ideas | Chantelle and the Teddy Bears

  13. Pingback: DIY Gifts | DIY joululahjat :: Best Day Ever

  14. Pingback: PostPrenavideños Regalos DIY Para Los No Tan Peques | creativefriday

  15. Pingback: Ett snöigt berg som musmatta | DIY or DIE

  16. Love it, Gloria, so super cute! I can see a growing mountain-theme ;)

  17. Leslie says:

    AWESOME idea…THANK YOU for sharing!!! WHERE did you find the paper clips???

  18. Pingback: Friday I'm In Love | Gamerwife

  19. Pingback: DIY wintry mouse pad | Dapper with Moustache

  20. Jess Abbott says:

    Oh my goodness, this is completely adorable!

  21. Sally says:

    Such a good idea! It looks so good, might have to give it a go :)

  22. ochwey says:

    Oh, I love it! I don’t use mousepad, but I am totally inspired to make something with this mountain shape too!!

  23. Martina says:

    Super cute – I love a little DIY to make change something other people would have thrown out into something other people would want to buy – Great job!!


  24. Holy cuteness! I love this! We have a couple of ugly mouse pads laying around because I hate throwing things out (yet won’t use them). I’m totally revamping and regifting!

  25. trishie says:

    Too cute, my friend! Love those animal paperclips too.

  26. Ali Mackin says:

    Oh wow! This is super cool and not hard to do at all! I just may try this!

    Allie of ALLI NYC formerly Dressing Ken

  27. Alexa says:

    Oh my goodness how cool is that?? Love the design!

  28. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness, this is so cute! And it seems so easy!

  29. Maddy says:

    What a great idea!! I love your thinking! It looks great :)

  30. Ada says:

    OMG genius …. I love it love it love it. It’s def going in my TO-DO-DIY folder. Such a great idea for boringzzzz or wornout mats. p.s. Luv ur fabric choice too ;)

  31. Lena says:

    How darling! Every few days I windex my white leather mouse pad to keep it looking presentable, but sooner than later my methods will fail me!

  32. Victoria says:

    Oh what a good idea, Gloria! It looks so good! I have so many old, dingy mouse pads laying around. Will this be in the DIY or buy column?! ;) I pick DIY! Definitely doing this!

  33. Stephanie says:

    Cute mouse pad! Love the phone case and animal clips too. Have a wonderful day!

  34. Laicie says:

    OMG Gloria – so cute!! What a brilliant idea!

  35. Jane Y. says:

    what a cute idea! and i can’t help but notice a little bit of your keyboard. i have a love of keyboards for some reason. the buttons and the look of it all ;)

  36. Alison says:

    I love this! If you are to spend so many hours holding your mouse, might as well have something beautiful underneath!

  37. Alyssa says:

    What a cute idea! So creative :)

  38. Mariko says:

    So cute and easy!

  39. oh my gosh gloria this is so cute!
    i love simple DIY’s :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}