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Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

DIY Clay and Leather Mousepad with the Cricut

I wanted to show you the versatility of Cricut by cutting something a little unconventional. Most people think of cutting paper (which is also super fun! See how here) with their Cricut! I cut faux leather and it turned out pretty dang cool! I also used it to create a stencil for clay. You can really do so many things.

What I used to create my DIY Mousepad

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Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, WhiteCheck PriceFlannel Backed Faux Leather Deluxe Dark Green Fabric By The YardCheck PriceNeenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust WhiteCheck PriceCricut Explore Air 2Check Price

I started by cutting some cardstock as a stencil for my clay. See how simple it is to create a stencil here.

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

After cutting the stencil out, I used it to cut my clay. I just rolled a ball of clay then smashed it flat before cutting it!

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

I baked the octagon for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

While I did this and waited for it to cool, I cut my faux leather with the Cricut! I just put the leather on the mat and cut away! I will say I kind of had to guide it just a bit because it didn’t stick super well to the mat. But it did a pretty dang good job!

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

Then I used some Mod Podge to attach the fabric to the clay. I set it under a heavy thing for about an hour so it dried flat.

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

That’s it! I loved how this turned out and the Cricut made it so simple. When you heard of the Cricut did you think, ‘Oh I could use that for a clay and leather project!’ Because I sure didn’t! I have been so inspired just by having the Cricut at my house. The ideas just keep on comin’!

Make a DIY mousepad with your Cricut! All you need is some faux leather and clay!

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