Make: Cover Switch Plates

Wednesday, September 26, 2012












This is such a simple project and the same instructions could be used for fabric covers too. I love the kitschy yet modern uniqueness of making your own switch plate covers (well, depending on your paper choices of course! You could go in all sorts of directions - though kitschy is definite.). Do you have a place that you could use some new covers? I used mine in my sons bedroom and the bathroom.

I used Mod Podge for both my under layer and top layer. But you could also use glue for the under layer (to attach paper to the switch plate). I suggest using a heavier weight paper. Other than that all you need is a paint brush and x-acto knife or scissors! Tips: After you fold the paper over the edges, you can trim corners with scissors just a bit, then touch with glue if needed. Also make a mark over screw holes before mounting cover on.

Enjoy! xx

14 comments:

  1. They look great. I have GOT to try this and I have GOT to get my hands on some of this Mod Podge stuff!

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    1. thanks! i used it A LOT in my young crafts days and then i guess i felt i had done everything possible you can do with it and didn't use it for years. but that what makes it so great is there is always more ways to use it!

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  2. Wow! fantastic idea, I love it!

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  3. Wonderful idea to jazz up switch plates! I was hoping you could tell me where you got those particular papers. My local craft store doesn't seem to have such fun kitschy modern scrapbook papers. Thanks for the fun project!

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    1. this paper is actually wrapping paper and i bought it at a book store (my favorite store in the whole world). they are online too! powells.com

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  4. What a cute idea!. I will try to do it!!! Thanks to sharing!!
    Bacio,Eva

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  5. Nice blog and I like the ideas too
    Bee

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  8. thanks a lot for the information.. Really a nice thing never heard anything like this..good

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