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Make your laptop nice and fuzzy like a stuffed animal in a few minutes.

Fake fur is the most wonderful thing ever on a computer. I tried this once with adhesive-backed black velvet but I like the fur even better. Also it is not permanent. The fur should probably stay put during general use but later you can pull off the fur and glue and no one will ever know your furry secret.

This project is inspired by this amazing teddybear computer and HalcyonPink's awesome Fur Bike! that I love so much.

I didn't fur the bottom of the computer for fear of overheating. Ideally it would be great to have fur all over every surface including the keyboard but we'll have to start with the back of the screen for now.

While you're here feel free to take a look at Surfing the Waste the musical-documentary about dumpster diving I made with my friends back in university. 

Remember to rate this instructable and share your thoughts in the comments section :)

Las Manualidades.com has done up a spanish version of this.

Step 1: What You Need

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-Fake fur (I used stretchy stuff to allow for imprecision)
-Glue gun
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luna fox wolf8 months ago
I will post a pic soon!
snotty (author)  luna fox wolf8 months ago
Cheers! Looking forward to seeing it :)
luna fox wolf8 months ago
I love this idea! ;) thanks everyone for the ideas on how to not ruin the lap top! I'm using long white faux fur for mine. I have a qompac laptop
laxap5 years ago
I made it!

Using your method, but not directly glued on the lid (a layer of masking tape in between).
snotty (author)  laxap5 years ago
Oh, masking tape! Very clever. I hope it's high quality tape. I remember sometimes crappy masking tape can leave an annoying, crusty layer of adhesive when it's been on for a few months. Electrical tape might be good too.
laxap snotty5 years ago
The masking tape I used seems to be good enough. Let's see in some years... IMHO electrical tape would not be as good as masking tape, because the hot glue would not adhere so well.
snotty (author)  laxap2 years ago
How's the masking tape holding up on your fur computer?
laxap snotty2 years ago
Masking tape taped directly on laptop, fur glued on tape with hot glue.
snotty (author)  laxap2 years ago
Right on. Is it still holding securely as the years go by?
laxap snotty2 years ago

Maybe I should change the fur (moved from Ubuntu to Linux Mint since a few years) , and see how the tape turned.

BTW, I furred my tablet recently.
AHOHA laxap4 years ago
hi laxap

how you made the ubuntu logo ?

im in love with that fur whered you get it
frenzy laxap5 years ago
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laxap frenzy5 years ago
Thanks! This awesome challenge motivated me to finish many of the things that I started once (starting is easier than finishing!). I enjoy making new things, as well as making cool things that others post!
BrookeHaub2 years ago
Interesting. I think using a sticky-backed velcro or gluing the fur onto a snap-on laptop case would also work if you don't want to glue directly onto your laptop.
snotty (author)  BrookeHaub2 years ago
Sure, I suppose that could work fine. Over the years, the glue has tended to peel off the laptop and stick to the fabric so it's been fine for me. My computer has smooth surfaces that unglue relatively easily with hot glue.
AHOHA4 years ago

i made it too ( late , i know but now see the tuto )

great one snotty

here is mine

also if have any idea to decorate laptop share it
snotty (author)  AHOHA4 years ago
That's awesome! Thanks for posting your pics.

I wonder if the white will get dirty over time. Mine picks up some lint but I just brush it off. Mine also picks up lots of amused comments but I don't brush those off ;)
AHOHA snotty4 years ago
thanks ,

yes , if it get dirty i replace/clean it ,
snotty (author)  AHOHA4 years ago
Or just keep it dirty so nobody wants to steal your computer :)
AHOHA snotty4 years ago
snotty (author)  AHOHA2 years ago
Seriously though, I keep my bicycles filthy and ugly (and well locked). They don't get stolen.
jcmangino2 years ago
Like a tech-y teddy bear!
snotty (author)  jcmangino2 years ago
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laxap5 years ago
Your very cool instructable inspired me for a slightly different approach.

Thanks a lot!

snotty (author)  laxap5 years ago
Nice work! I really like the cow theme.
Kamonra5 years ago
I'll say something. I did this a few years ago to my hp laptop, and it burnt out due to the fur. It would come off in bits and pieces, and get stuck in the fan, causing it to burn out. My laptop overheated, and my motherboard essentially melted.
Be very very VERY careful to get some higher grade faux fur for this project. 
snotty (author)  Kamonra5 years ago
Holy smoke!
lukeyj155 years ago
 I love apple macs... Is that an ibook?
Warlrosity5 years ago
Shag carpet would look nice...
snotty (author)  Warlrosity5 years ago
Mmm, shag.
snotty (author)  Warlrosity5 years ago
Una5 years ago
Really cute. Considered decoupaging my laptop. Question:
Does the fur create excess static that might harm your computer?
snotty (author)  Una5 years ago

Static has never been a problem for me. I'm sure computers are internally shielded from static. This is like using your computer on a rug so it's been no problem. Make sure to post a pic of your decoupaging or furring :)
olsti5 years ago
eehm how about using an elastic cord instead of glowing on your laptop??
You just could pull it over when you want to and wash it from time to time.
snotty (author)  olsti5 years ago
Try it. I can think of some reasons why your suggestion might not work. But rather than be a naysayer I suggest someone try out your idea and tell us all how it went.
kenexinator5 years ago
I'm not saying i'll do this to my laptop but i guess it would be better if you pasted the furry stuff on a plastic hard cover that goes on the laptop so you could remove it just incase.
snotty (author)  kenexinator5 years ago
Good thinking, those snap on covers might do nicely and you could change your computer's outfits! Black fur for quotidian and thick pink shag for evening wear.
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