Hey crafty friends! Did you know you can sublimate more than just shirts and tumblers? I’m here to share to show you how to sublimate a mouse pad, so let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate a Mouse Pad
Are you just starting your sublimation journey? (If so, check out this Beginners Guide) Or maybe you are a sublimation pro, but are looking for a new substrate? These mouse pads are surprisingly easy to sublimate, so let’s get into it.
What you will need:
Mouse Pads (The ones I use are included in this sublimation blank bundle, its a great way to try a variety of substrates.)
Sublimation Printer and Sublimation Paper
Heat Press (I use my Cricut AutoPress)
A design of your choice (I chose this concha design from Canva – There are hundreds of thousands of graphics to choose from on this site.
I created a quick video to share with you, so check it out below…
Download and print the design, and resize it as necessary to fit your mouse pad. Print on your sublimation printer.
Set the Heat Press to 400 degrees and the timer to 70 seconds. Remove lint and dust with a lint roller.
Center the image on the mouse pad and secure it with heat-resistant tape.
Cover with butcher paper and press. Don’t forget to place butcher paper on the heat press mat, you don’t want any ink to transfer and ruin the mat.
Remove the butcher paper and print to reveal your design.
Wasn’t that a cinch? I hope you try creating your own mouse pad with sublimation. Don’t forget to check out Canva, there are so many designs for all occasions and personalities!
These mouse pads make great gifts. They are perfect for showing off your favorite family portraits, hobbies, sports, and more! You can personalize one for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too!
I hope you give this project a try! If you do, tag me on social media at @michellespartyplanit.
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