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Sunday, February 21, 2010

I've Got You Covered

The light switch covers I fell in love with 3 years ago have been discontinued. This was probably a good thing since the brushed silver and porcelain model pictured ran me $8 apiece. I kid you not. I spent that. Do NOT tell Sam.

So with the house being remodeled, I need some new fixture covers. Gather your gear, this was simple and fun. How simple? It was my first decoupage project.

You will need:
Mod Podge
A sponge brush
Cheap plastic outlet covers
Decorative papers, like scrap booking or wrapping paper
A pencil
A tape measure
An exacto knife

Cover your work surface with newspaper. Measure your covers and mark and cut the paper, leaving a 3/4 inch overlap all the way around. Spread a generous even coat of Mod Podge over the face of your cover, then smooth the paper over in, pressing out any air bubbles.

Flip the cover over and apply Mod Podge to the edges of the back, then fold the paper over. Spread more Mod Podge over the top of the paper until it really becomes limp and easy to press down with your fingers.

Take the exacto knife and slice X's into the outlet openings. Fold the paper to the back, and working with Mod Podge on your fingers, open the holes completely, wetting the paper thoroughly.

Turn the cover face up and give it a coat Of Mod Podge on top of the paper. Let that dry and repeat.

I LOVE the way they turned out.

Totally Cool Receipt:

Mod Podge $5.75 (and I have a ton of it)
Switch Plates $.20
Scrapbooking paper $.50 per sheet, six covers to a sheet
Each cover? I averaged them out to $.40, since the larger ones were more. Go clean the change out of your couch and make some of these!

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