March 30, 2012
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DIY: neon canvas mouse pad

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You know that scene in ‘Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead’ where Sue Ellen Crandell’s driving in gridlock in her mom’s Volvo with no air conditioning to her bores-magores summer job while other people her age are passing by in convertibles heading to the beach? That’s pretty much the story of my life (sans the volvo) all summer long as I creep along the 10 fwy on my way to the office. Ughh.

In an effort to get out ahead of those summer blues Soph and I decided to brighten up our office space starting with items that are in our direct line of sight for 8 hours a day. First up, those awful freebie mouse-pads.

How to: DIY Neon Canvas Mouse Pad

You will need:
Mouse pad
Canvas fabric (we used a tote bag)
Tape
Neon spray paint
Pen
Scissors
Fabric glue
Paper

1. Lay your mouse pad on top of canvas and trace around the edges.

2. Cut out your canvas mouse pad shape and glue it down to the top of your mouse pad. Let dry.

3. Tape a scrap piece of paper diagonally across the canvas mouse pad.

4. Outside or in a well ventilated space spray paint one side of the mouse pad. Let dry and remove tape for an updated office look.

Photos: because im addicted for stylehive in collaboration with Sophie Monet

28 Responses to “DIY: neon canvas mouse pad”

TheBeautyFileMarch 31st, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Obsessed, obsessed, obsessed!!!!!! Too bad I don't use a mousepad at my work (HOME) on my laptop, but if I did I'd want one in hot pink! Super cute! Maybe you should pitch this to Apple, Ger/Soph. They take 30%….

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