6.28.2012

DIY Neon stripe Mouse Pads

{You are Love notecards via Puddleduck Paper Co.}

I lost my mouse pad during the move and have been wanting to buy one. Since I had a stack of leather samples, I decided to just trim them up to make my own. I have loved all the neon dipped and striped pieces out right now, so I made a few versions. These are so simple to make, and the mouse runs so smoothly over these:)



Supplies:
Leather pieces
Paint pens (in stores and online at Hobby Lobby)
Washi or masking tape

Instructions:
Cut a strip of the edge of your leather sample piece and corner the tips.
Add masking tape in whatever pattern you choose. 
Use your paint pens to fill in the spaces.
Let dry. (Add another coat or two if needed!)

Hope this comes in handy for some of you. I feel as if my yellow- stripe-adidas-resembling mouse pad makes my work happy work;) The pink stripe was Clare Vivier inspired. Her line is superb.
Cheers!

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34 comments:

  1. I think I could make this! I am redecorating my office as soon as the painters leave, so I might have to do this!

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  2. So smart! Love the look of a rich leather and neon stripes.

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  3. Love this! I used neon paint pens on small leather pieces for luggage tags for our honeymoon and loved the way it looked. I've been thinking of another way to combine the two and this is perfect!

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  4. Thanks for the reminder that paint pens are awesome! Makes me think of so many things I could upgrade with a simple stripe. Love and Thanks.

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  5. Such a great idea! I for some reason can't seem to get enough of neons.

    Amy

    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  6. great idea. so simple, yet the result is lovely.

    cheers.

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  7. I'm loving the little peek of Puddleduck's cards in the styled photo! Well done, I love the result. You're one talented gal.

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  8. so creative & quite a luxurious mouse pad. i love leather!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/

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  9. Another fab project!! I love the pop of neon- perfect amount!

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  10. Okay this is great, and I am in the market for a mousepad. Where do you find leather pieces that large though?

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  11. Awesome DIY! This is such a great way to spruce up an office space!

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  12. So creative!! Loving stripes so much right now..and this is just so much fun! Your pictures all all fantastic Anna!

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  13. Really like this! My office needs a makeover and this will definitely add too it :)

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  14. As much as i like the stripes, I really like the leather mouse pad!

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  15. lovely and handy ;) all for a happy work environment !!

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  16. Oooh so cool. Love the modern and colorful look. You always have the best DIYs.

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  17. great diy! it's so simple and easy. love the geometric look mixed with the bright colors :)

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  18. You're so clever Anna! Love the yellow stripes :)

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  19. this is so rad, anna! i've been mousepad-less for over a year now -- this is the perfect project! thanks for sharing!!
    j.

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  20. i am absoluuuuuuuuuuutely going to make this.

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  21. Aaahhh! So fun and super easy to do :) Happy weekend!

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  22. Love love!! Definitely want to try this!

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  23. love it -- it looks awesome.

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  25. Aww, I adore this!! Happy long weekend, Anna :)

    xoxxo
    Diana

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  26. I MUST make this asap. What a great idea!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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