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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Switcheroo

A few years back, our master bedroom was done in a garden theme; hence this stunning switch plate cover. 
 
All you'll need for this is some scrapbook or decorative paper, snippets of ribbon and dimensional stickers, scissors, and an exacto knife.  Oh, and of course, Mod Podge.
Cut your paper just slightly larger than your cover.
Spread your MP over the front of the cover and smooth the paper over it. Now seal the paper with another coat of your decoupage medium.
Cut three strips of ribbon, one an inch longer than the cover. Angle the ends of the other two. Position them so that tne ends of the ribbon will fold under the surface. 
Slather on another coat, sealing the ribbon from the front, then the back. I used clothes pins to clamp the ends down while they dried.
While the surface is still wet, add your dimensional stickers.
Tack the exacto knife and carefully cut the holes for your toggles. The wet paper will make this super easy.
Spread one more layer on, and you're done!
I'm adding a little whimsy to our room, can you tell?

4 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love that watery paper and the aquarium theme! I was just looking at my ugly master bath triple switch plate cover thinking I really need to change it out(I think it's the original beige builder's one).

Life in Rehab said...

I've been customizing a lot of the covers around here...it gets addicting!

Diana (Di) said...

So Sunny, this comment has nothing to do with your post, but I just happened upon your blog and read your profile and the disaster which hit your wonderful home. Immediately I thought, "So life gives her lemons and she makes lemonade". ;) How wonderful you are! Blessings to you and your family.

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

I have always wanted to do this to my switch plates. I have a fancy one someone gave me as a gift... but I've always thought, "I could do this!".
Thanks for reminding me of yet another unfinished/unstarted project:)