DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

Do you guys remember our suede and gold leaf polka dot mousepad from ages ago? Well, that thing was a total work horse. It finally, finally died recently after two years of almost daily use. I’d say that’s a pretty solid DIY! So after it bit the dust, I needed a new something to mouse around on, and I decided to whip up another version of the gold leaf mousepad and share it here. Wanna make one too?

Materials

Make Time: 30 Minutes

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

Step 1: Use your old mousepad and trace a circle on the back of your suede around it. Cut out the circle carefully.

Step 2: Spritz the mousepad with spray adhesive and smooth the leather face up on top of it.

Step 3: Mask off a portion of the leather with washi tape. On the unmasked area, apply a liberal amount of gold leaf adhesive. Allow the adhesive to dry for about a minute, or until it feels tacky.

Step 4: Cover the adhesive with gold leaf sheets and gently pat them down with a clean, dry paintbrush.

Step 5: Remove the washi tape mask and use a clean, dry, fluffy paintbrush to buff away the excess gold leaf.

Ahhhhhh that’s better! Day after day I was staring at that busted old mousepad, thinking how beautiful it was when I first made it. Now we’ve got a fresh start again and it feels so good. Hope you try this one out — be sure to share a photo with #thelovelysquad if you do! xoxo

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

    • chelsea on said:

      Yeah, I thought so too! I love it when a DIY has some staying power. 🙂

  1. I LOVE how this turned out, super pretty!

  2. Elsa on said:

    It looks great! I don’t use a mouse but just that little square thing on my laptop. But if I did I would definitely do this DIY!

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