Old mouse pad OR cork board
Step 1. Cut your fabric to the desired size of your mouse pad (not the EXACT size or shape, just get it small enough to work with, rather than having a yard or so of fabric) Choose a fabric that is smooth...nothing with texture--your mouse has to be able to roll smoothly on the fabric. If you are not using an old mouse pad, cut your cork board to the exact desired shape and size. I used cork board (since I didn't think my company would have liked me re-vamping their supplies) and chose to do it in the shape of a circle.
Step 2. Apply Heat-n-Bond to your fabric following the package directions. Once cool, apply it to the cork board (or old mouse pad).
Step 3. After it has cooled, simply cut around the fabric along the shape of your new mouse pad and you're done!! :)
I LOVE my mouse pad at work and received tons of compliments about it.
It definitely represents my personality a lot more rather than a grungy, old black one! :)