I recently bought a wireless mouse to help me edit photos, but I totally forgot about a mouse pad! I went to a local store to purchase one and couldn’t believe it when the cheapest one was $15! My frugalista self marched right out of there, determined to make my own mouse pad! On the drive home, I get my best ideas when driving, my leather stash popped into my head. I figured leather would be the right texture and easy to use the mouse. I was right!
Step 1 – Pick your material, I chose a tan colored leather I had in my craft box, and get your tools: scissors, template, and chalk.
Step 2: Cut out the template and trace it on the back of the leather piece.
Step 3: Cut out the circle.
Step 4: Voila! An easy 5 minute DIY to create a new mouse pad for the office.
Total cost: $0
I used items I already had which makes this DIY frugal on time and materials!