Just in time for back to school! This super cute, no sew lap desk will have your roommates crushing!

Just in time for back to school! This super simple, no sew lap desk will bring personality to your work space!

This no sew lap desk will bring flair to your work space!

Step 1:

Measure and cut out the craft foam. I used 2″ foam and cut it approxamitly18″ x 10″, but you can cut it to whatever size you’d like.

FYI- The wood lap desk can be found online at Home Depot.

Step 1

Step 2:

Paint your wood lap desk however you’d like; I went for Rust-oleum’s Safety Yellow. I thought an enamel paint would be more durable. Enamel paints can ruin your paint brushes if not cleaned properly with Mineral Spirits. If you don’t want to get into that, just opt for a cheap chip board brush that you can toss afterwards. If you decide to go with a craft paint, I would clear coat it for protection. Let the paint dry.

FYI: I didn’t paint the both sides fully. On the bottom, I only painted that parts that would show. I thought the glue would adhere better to the unfinished wood better than a painted surface.

Step 2

Step 3:

Cut your fabric, fold, and pin in place onto foam. Setting your fabric with pins before you begin gluing lets you play around with how you want to fold the corners. Use the E6000 glue to glue your fabric to the foam. Once that is dry, use the E6000 glue to adhere the fabric covered foam to the wooden lap desk.


Step 4:

Use the hot glue gun to attach the trim to complete the look.

Step 4

And there you have it! It’s that simple to make a custom lap desk! This would also make a great gift to someone off to college, a blogger friend, or your bestie who just landed that new job who’ll spend hours in front of their laptop. I’d LOVE to see your version! Drop me an email at missmarleneblogspot(at)gmail.com.

Bring personality  to your work space with this DIY lap desk!

This post was inspired by the fabulous team of A Beautiful Mess! 

♥ miss marlene

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