December 11, 2013

Holiday Switch Plate Makeover - One Krieger Chick

Hello Sugar Bee Readers! I'm Ariean from OneKriegerChick and I am so excited to be here sharing a fun, easy and festive Home Decor idea with you all!

Even light switches need holiday decor!
I know, it's not a place I have ever thought to decorate either. Until found this switch plate with four openings and my creative wheels started turning.
So...Let's get started!
Here's what you need...
Supplies for lightswitch makeover
  • Switch Plate
  • Mod podge & sponge brush
  • Festive paper
  • Embellishments (pen, ribbon and ornaments)
And here's how it came together... Covering switchplate
 I started with trimming piece of scrapbook paper to a size about 1/2 to 3/4 inch larger (on all sides) than the switch plate. Then, I adhered the paper to the switch plate using a thin coating of mod podge. Then I adhered my corners as shown in the photos followed by the length of each side. I added an extra coating of mod podge to seal the paper into place. Allow to dry. When dry, use an exacto blade to cut out the openings. If desired, you can apply a coating of mod podge to the paper on the front side. I did not do this because I wanted the look of the paper and my decorative switch plate is not located in an area where it will be touched. For the lettering, I cut a piece of solid scrapbook paper to fit just inside three of the openings. I penciled in the letters j-o-y, then connected them and went over them with a gold marker. I attached it to the inside of the switch plate using sticky square foam tabs. Gold switch plate letters
 When the holidays are over, this would be super cute with black and white photos of my boys too. To finish it off, I added some bits of red ball fringe, small ornaments and antique ric rac. oy Holiday Switch plate makeover
 Fun, easy and festive, right! If you liked this project, I would love to have you come check out some of my other OneKriegerChick projects...
  DIY Snowflake Wreath at OneKriegerChick
DIY Thank You pillow with Cricut iron-on vinyl 

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

1 Fabulous Comments:

That is really creative and cute Mandy!

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