How to Create a Custom Desk Pad

I'm excited to share a project with you that I shared on A Little Tipsy a while back.  I love my desk mat! Hello color and pattern. You might recognize this room from my How to Build a Custom Frame and Quick and Easy Stenciling posts. Don't you just want one? I'm about to show you how... keep reading...

Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk


This beauty cost me about $8 to make and it makes the biggest difference in my office.  My favorite thing about it is when I get tired of the pattern all I need to buy a new roll of wrapping paper!


Start with a transparent desk pad.  I used this one from IKEA.
Here's how I did it.  
1. I sprayed the bottom of the pad with Elmer's Glue Brand spray adhesive.
2. Then I positioned the pad sticky side up on the ground and rolled the wrapping paper over it.  I made sure to line up the bottom edges for a nice straight line.

Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk

3. Next I cut off the roll part of the wrapping paper and flipped the mat over.


Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk

4. All that was left to do was to trim around the edges of the mat.  All done!


Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk

Note: You might need to add a little more spray adhesive to the corners once you have trimmed.


Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk


Super quick and easy way to create a custom desk pad. My office needs this! entirelyeventfulday.com #office #desk

Oh, and you're going to want to run to Target and grab some coordinating notebooks. This was beyond easy and makes the biggest difference in my office!

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