DIY Custom light switch covers

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Are you tired of your plain old “blah” light-switch and outlet covers? Here’s a simple, do it yourself project that will add sparkle to any room . . .

So I got bored of my white light switch covers so I came up with the genius idea to give them a makeover, so I started with my kitchen.

You’ll Need:
Fabric Scraps
Modge Podge(or homemade modge podge)
xacto Knife/blade
decorative lace (optional)
Outlet or Light switch Covers

-I got fabric and cut it to the shape of the light cover leaving about 1/2 inch extra around each side.

– Next I put a coat of modge podge onto the cover then laid the fabric on it and then went over the fabric with another coat of modge podge.

-I let them dry overnight then took an xacto knife to the areas that didn’t need the fabric obviously.

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-I also added a border around mind of course you don’t have to.

-Lastly once the covers are screwed back on I took rhinestones and glued them over the head of the screw to disguise them.

*****As for the ones with lace I spray painted the actual cover first then did the modge podge process with the lace.*****

The best part about this project is light covers are way cheap, so if you live in an apartment like me its a cheap replacement. Even better everything just comes right off if you soak the covers in water for a few hours.

I hope you give it a try, it definitely adds a little *pa-ting* to whatever room you put them in.

Here are several different examples that I’ve created:

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We’d love to see YOUR creations!

9 Comments

  1. i laughed when i saw this because i did the same thing when my kitchen was repainted 2 years ago. I’d gone out to purchase some “nice” covers and found the choices to be both limited and ridculously priced ….$20.00 and up! So I recycled the orginial switch covers .

    I used scrapbook papers and some stickers that I already had. I think the only difference is that I used 4 or 5 coats of Modgepod. I recieve compliments on them quite often.

    I also have made several as gifts using them for baby and childrens rooms and of course bathrooms.

    • I laughed when I saw this because I did the same thing when my kitchen was repainted 2 years ago. I’d gone out to purchase some “nice” covers and found the choices to be both limited and ridculously priced ….$20.00 and up! So I recycled the orginial switch covers .

      I used scrapbook papers and some stickers that I already had. I think the only difference is that I used 4 or 5 coats of Modgepod. I recieve compliments on them quite often.

      I also have made several as gifts using them for baby and childrens rooms and of course bathrooms.

      I only used the one coat of Modge and I used 4-5 coats of gloss spray clear coat because its waterproof. I never thought about making them as gifts great idea!!!

    • I laughed when I saw this because I did the same thing when my kitchen was repainted 2 years ago. I’d gone out to purchase some “nice” covers and found the choices to be both limited and ridculously priced ….$20.00 and up! So I recycled the orginial switch covers .

      I used scrapbook papers and some stickers that I already had. I think the only difference is that I used 4 or 5 coats of Modgepod. I recieve compliments on them quite often.

      I also have made several as gifts using them for baby and childrens rooms and of course bathrooms.

      love this idea first switch plate covers because it’s safer than covering with wallpaper.it allows you to be creative and it is a symbol of art. with instructions it seems simple to follow with few materials i plan on inviting over girlfriends to exchange ideas and materials i think it’ll look great in our house which is 110 years old it’ll give it a new flair I can’t wait to try it.

  2. a friend of mine made my daughters some for thier rooms using pictures of their horses.
    it was a great gift and they loved being able to have a part of them in their rooms, especially now that we moved and couldnt’ keep the horses.

  3. my daughter in law just painted my granddaughters bedrooms to give them a more grown up look ages 7.9.10. The two youngest share a room they are into owls and monster high and the oldest is my little seventies kick back all peace, love, and, happiness. I think this is going to be a lot of fun to personalize their covers :-):approved:

  4. this is awesome! i try to have a nifty gift for my grandbabies to make for family members for christmas gifts each year…this is perfect!!

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