My mouse pad finally kicked it. I have been seeing a few mouse pad makeovers lately but mine was just too broken to rehabilitate plus I wanted one that was different than the normal circle or rectangle. So here is a tutorial on how I made myself a new one.
This is actually a really easy and inexpensive DIY although it is a bit time consuming waiting for the paint to dry. Here is a list of materials you will need to make one.
A piece of craft foam – I bought mine at Michaels for 99 cents.
A piece of paper and a pen
An exacto knife
Paint in 3 or 4 colours. I used Martha Stewart’s all-purpose paint in gold, light pink, dark pink and then mixed the gold and light pick together for my 4th colour.
A can of spray sealant, finishing coat or shellac (whichever you like best for finishing your surfaces)
Step 1 – Draw out your shape. I wanted mine to be asymmetrical. Start with the outline of your shape. I gave mine 7 sides. Then on the inside connecting at one point I made another 4 sided shape.
Step 2 – Connect the dots.
Step 3 – Cut out your shape in foam using an exacto knife
Step 4 – Tape off your first triangle and paint on the inside. Because I wanted all the colours to touch instead of having a tape line in-between I had to take my time and let each colour dry before moving on to the next one. This part of the project is good to do while doing something else. I did laundry but whatever chore you feel like needs to be done.
Once it is all painted you can coat it with your sealant. I gave mine about 4 coats so it would last.
That’s it! Hope you like it!