DIY Glitter Mouse Pad

DIY Glitter Mouse Pad

Who says your workspace has to be boring? I’m a firm believer that if you feel good about your work space you’re more likely to actually use it. One of the ways I do that is by introducing elements that reflect my personality.

I thought I would share my most recent desk project that I recently finished and love how it turned out. I upcycled an old mouse pad and turned it into a glitter mouse pad to give my desk  a little character. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know I have a thing for glitter.  A few weeks ago I made over a clipboard using glitter tape as seen here. If you’re a glitter girl like me and feel like your desk needs a little pizzazz, follow my steps to make your own mouse pad.

Here’s what I used: 

DIY Glitter Mouse Pad 3


DIY Glitter Mouse Pad 2 (1)


Here’s what I did:

  • Paint two coats of acrylic paint on the top-side of the mouse pad. Allow time to dry between coats.

DIY Glitter Mouse Pad 4

  • Once dried,  apply a thin layer of mod podge over the entire top of the painted service. Mod podge will go on white but will dry clear.
  • Then, generously sprinkle glitter over the top of the mod podge area to cover the entire surface.
  • After about 2-3 minutes shake excess glitter off the mouse pad. Then allow to sit and dry for a couple of hours.
  • Once completely dry, apply a second coat of mod podge and glitter if needed. Allow to completely dry.
  • Apply a generous layer of mod podge to the top surface. This will seal the glitter to keep it from falling off.
  • Allow to dry over night.


DIY Glitter Mouse Pad (1)


Let me know how you personalize your desk in the comments below.



I’m a wife, mother and owner of Sakura Luxe living my life in sunny California. I love to create handmade things but I also love to inspire others to live their best lives. Blogging is a great way to marry those passions.

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