Leopard Print Mouse Pad

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Let me preface this post by saying that I had to google cheetah print and leopard print.

You see, I went to local store to pick up some leopard print fabric. I finally stumbled upon the one pictures below but it was labeled as cheetah print. Cue the confusion. Cue the googling.

Turns out the simple answer is that leopard spots are multicolored and cheetah spots are black.

The more you know.

DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

So I know that I say that the craft projects I post here on Make it Amazing are easy a lot of the time. But it’s because they are!

For this project, it will take you longer to select a fabric than it will take you to complete the project. No lie. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Materials
– mouse pad
– fabric of your choice
– iron on adhesive (I used Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold)
– iron

DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

You’ll want to being by roughly cutting a piece of both the fabric and the iron on adhesive that is just a bit larger that the mouse pad you are recovering. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Then, you want to iron the rough side of the iron on adhesive against the wrong side of the fabric. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Once the two pieces are bonded together, trace around the mouse pad.

You want to be as exact as possible with this step.DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

You don’t want the final cut piece to be too small or too large.

If it’s too small, you’ll end up with a border around your mouse pad.

If it’s too small you risk ruining the edges during the final ironing. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Peel off the backing of the adhesive. You’ll find that the fabric with the adhesive is now shiny. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Carefully align the edges of the fabric and the mouse pad. At this point the adhesive isn’t sticky at all. So, it’s easy to place. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

Carefully iron the fabric onto the mouse pad.

You don’t want to move the iron about too hastily and risk moving the fabric. DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

You could definitely smell the rubber burning after a few seconds. But it was ok in the end.DIY Leopard Print Mouse Pad | Make it Amazing

See, super easy! I told you!

xo Iris

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