Most wall plates and light switch covers lack personality and flair. Yet it’s so easy to turn them into something special with very simple materials- paper and Mod Podge. See how you can make your own designer wall plates and light switch covers in less than 5 minutes!
If you love these patterns I made for the wall plates and light switch covers , you can download the printable designs at the end!
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Another great example of how much magic paper can do: 5 Minute designer cabinet or door knobs with free printable designs!
Let’s get to work and transform our boring looking wall plates and light switch covers !
Materials and tools :
- Here’s the medium weight card stock I used, it holds up great without wrinkling!
- Mod Podge or other good quality craft glue
- wall plates you already have, or if you are in a rental, you can get these inexpensive plain plates and put away the existing ones till you move.
First choose designs and patterns you love and print them onto the card stock.
For the single light switch covers, the print size should be about 5″x3.25″, and for the double wall plates, print size is 5″x5″. You can use Photoshop or Gimp to arrange and print them.
Next cut the pieces to size, trace the openings onto the paper, and cut those out. Brush Mod Podge onto the flat surface of the plates, and lay the patterned paper on top, make sure the openings match and edges align nicely. Continue to next page –