DIY // Duct Tape Snakeskin Mouse Pad & Tray

One of my favorite stylists and graphic designers, Fabulous K, created a very cool snakeskin frame by wrapping an inexpensive wooden frame with “Pretty Snakey” duct tape.  So cute! You can find the duct tape at Target for just a couple dollars.

I took the idea in another direction and made a mouse pad for my desk and a tray for my bedroom.  I simply covered each item with the tape- easy peasy!

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Thanks for the inspiration Kelly!
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  1. July 8, 2013 / 11:13 am

    Very clever. Gotta love duct tape! One of my favorite tools.;) Turned out great!

    • July 8, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      They have so many styles now!

    • July 8, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      Makes me wonder what else I can wrap! 🙂

  2. July 8, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    I was just looking at the plethora of duct tape patterns that was available in stores now. I had a couple of cute ideas but I am definitely loving the shoe box top turned tray idea. Super cute!

    • July 8, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      Yes, glad I kept a couple boxes!

  3. July 8, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    What great ideas! You are on a roll (pun intended) my friend!

  4. July 8, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    I happen to be heading to Tar-jay this afternoon. Guess what I just added to my list?! LOVE IT!

    • July 8, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      I should have bought two rolls!

  5. July 8, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    Thanks Courtney!

  6. July 8, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    wow, I didn't even know they offered duct tape in different colors/patters. This just blew me away! Also, thank you for not spelling it "duck" tape : P I saw this yesterday 2x, no joke.
    – lauren

  7. Mrs. DeVore
    July 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    That tray is genius!

  8. July 8, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    That tray is adorable! I would have never thought to wrap a shoe box lid! Genius! I'm totally stealing this. 🙂

  9. July 8, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea. I love it!
    I might actually do this myself!

  10. July 8, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Very cute Megan! I love the new duct tape patterns, my kids and i have bought way too much of this tape and use it on all kinds of craft projects.

  11. July 8, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    This is beyond adorable, what a great idea!!

  12. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    July 8, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    I have been looking for that tape everywhere!!!!!!!! Love your projects!

  13. July 8, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Love love love!! You have inspired me! I'm making one right now but with a twist! Thanks girl!! Big hugs!

  14. Michelle @ Ten June
    July 8, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Ok how cute is that. I never thought duct tape would look so cool! It's like redneck-chic decor! HA!

  15. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    July 8, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Get out of town. That tray {wrapped box} is crazy genius. What?! So copying this. And may wrap every shoebox I have. So smart. So cute.

  16. René
    July 8, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I'm freakin' doing this! I've been looking everywhere for snakeskin paper to cover a mirror. Never thought about duct tape!

    • July 8, 2013 / 8:55 pm

      Oh a mirror would be awesome!

  17. Stephanie
    July 9, 2013 / 4:40 am

    Ok, I'm not even into snakeskin but you just might of changed my mind! Those turned out so good, you really ran with her idea! Love them both.

  18. July 9, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    Wow! That's impressive!!! I may try it, but I'm sure mine won't turn out as good as yours!

  19. Leanne
    July 9, 2013 / 11:12 am

    These look awesome! Great ideas!

  20. Heidi @ Decor & More
    July 9, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    I saw this on Instagram and HAD to pop over to see it… genius! And with all the wonderful duck tape patterns out now the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!
    Heidi 🙂

  21. July 9, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    I can not get over how good the tray is! LOVE LOVE LOVE! (And thank you for the kind words…you are so sweet!)

  22. July 10, 2013 / 12:01 am

    All these comments and not one of you is creeped out over the snakeskin? Ha ha! I'm afraid I would give an involuntary shriek each time I came near it, sort of like what happens when I almost step on a snake in my garden. Pretty imaginative for duct tape though!

  23. July 10, 2013 / 1:47 am

    Love! Love! Love it! Guess what I'm doing this weekend?!

  24. July 17, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    So good! I'm definitely going to copy this idea somewhere, and soon!

  25. July 25, 2013 / 3:16 am

    Ummm…a-mazing! I love this! I am going to feature it tomorrow in my [so cheap, so easy] series. I'll link back to your original post. Thanks for the idea!!

  26. August 23, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    How neat! It never crossed my mind to make my own mouse pad because we are losing ours. Or if it's one of the cloth ones they end up peeling and we're left with the that sticky rubber part. Will try this.

    Marlene Detierro (Seattle IT Consulting)

  27. October 8, 2013 / 2:00 am

    I love your phone case! Is it for an iphone4? Where can I find it! Thank you!!!

  28. October 24, 2013 / 2:50 am

    This is such a great idea, I just bought a whole pack of fun duck tape for SAMs club for my girls, I might have to seal some and try this. Thank you.

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