Create a Chic, DIY Mousepad in Minutes

Dress up your workspace with an easy project that will only cost you a few bucks (and get you lots of compliments!).

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Materials Needed

  • square cork trivet
  • heavyweight kraft paper in desired pattern
  • quick-drying tacky glue
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • pencil or marker
  • heavy, flat objects (books, magazines)


1: Roll out kraft paper with the pattern side facing down on the table.

2: Place the cork trivet on top, and trace with a pencil or marker.

3: Cut out the traced square, creating nice, clean edges.

4: Add two to three pieces of double-sided tape in the middle of the non-patterned side of your square piece of paper.

5: Add a strip of glue along the borders.

6: Neatly place your cork trivet on top, then flip over.

7: Make sure the paper is properly aligned and make any final adjustments.

8: Place your heavy, flat objects below and on top of your mousepad and let dry overnight. This will ensure there are no air bubbles.

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