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:
Canvas fabric (we used a tote bag)
Neon spray paint
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
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%….
this is such a nice idea and it looks great!
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Love it, even mouse pads are going neon.
amazing… such a great idea.
Great idea! I totally love the neon look right now and it adds a much needed brightness to your work space!
This is great!
I love this! Such a good idea!!
So eye-cathing! At least you'll always find it at a glance 🙂
That mousepad is fab and the best part is it fits right in with the neon trend! I'll have to give it a try for sure.
your DIY is so creative!
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Wow that is uber cool. xoxo
Cute way to add a shocking colour!! xxx
That's lovely! And looks so easy to do! Lovely DIY's 🙂
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I want to try to do this. My work mouse pas needs a makeover!
This is such an awesome idea… I wish I was creative lol
I desperately need a new mouse pad! I've been using a large book as a mousepad , it looks cute but not very practical
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AHH! I can't wait to try this. My mousepad is ridiculously ugly.
What a great project! I've featured it in a roundup post on my blog: http://jadeandfern.com/2013/04/26/friday-finds-bring-on-the-color/