d-i-y cork mousepad mouse pad
Tara Mann

We found this great looking d-i-y mousepad on our friend Tara Mann’s Tumblr. We love Tara’s description of her eureka moment:

My friend Phillip recently had cork flooring put in his kitchen, and as I was shoving a cheese covered baguette down my throat, staring at the floor, I thought about how nice that material would look as a mousepad.

So I asked Phil if he had any extra cork, and he had quite a bit laying dormant in a closet. Anyways, I measured and cut the cork in squares of various sizes. They look great on desks and work really well!

Tara’s friends have been asking her to make them her cool mousepad. You can buy thin rolls of cork and cut it to custom sizes, or just buy precut 12″x12″ cork tiles and use as-is (we like their chocolate color).

Thanks Tara!

Related posts: 12 rules for creating (almost anything)

d-i-y clothespin picture/leaf/anything hanger

improvising as “listening”

how to seat a crowd: chair bench

inventables: porn for inventors and d-i-yers (with samples

bike chain jewelry lesson

If you’ve found illumination, joy, or inspiration in this post, please consider supporting Improvised Life. It only takes a minute to make a secure donation that helps pay our many costs. A little goes a long way towards helping Improvised Life continue to live ad-free in the world.

Support Improvised Life ♥

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *