Instructables
loading
loading
Picture of Light Switch Plate. . .Switch
Commonly over looked, continually used, the light switch and it's plate take a lot of abuse.  Why not dress it up with a little duct tape?  Go from dull and drab to fun and funky. 
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Simple Supplies:

Duct tape

Pencil

Knife

Light switch plate.

Step 2: Design

Picture of Design
0cc03.jpg
0cc04.jpg
Pick a design.

Cover the light switch plate with duct tape.

Cut the design out.

Transfer the design to the plate.

Step 3: Fiddly Details

Press down the duct tape over the opening in the plate.

Cut a 45 degree angle from each of the corners in the switch slot .  Cut in the center between the points.

Fold the edges down.

Cut a cross into the screw holes and press down with a pencil.

Trim the edges of the tape around the switch plate leaving 1/8 to 1/4 inch border. 

Pull and roll the edges under smoothing the tape at the corners.

Mount the switch plate back over the switch, and now the room has a fun little detail that's sure to light up any room!
This is so simple but so effective!
kmac1 (author)  MissMonkeyXXX2 years ago
Thank you!
PeckLauros2 years ago
Symple and easy to make. Great idea!
kmac1 (author)  PeckLauros2 years ago
Thanks!
sunshiine2 years ago
What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
kmac1 (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you! It's just a fun little detail to add, especially in a child's room or play room.