Introduction: Light Switch Plate. . .Switch

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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. 

Step 1: Supplies

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Simple Supplies:

Duct tape



Light switch plate.

Step 2: Design

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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

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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!


MissMonkeyXXX (author)2013-03-09

This is so simple but so effective!

kmac1 (author)MissMonkeyXXX2013-03-10

Thank you!

PeckLauros (author)2013-03-07

Symple and easy to make. Great idea!

kmac1 (author)PeckLauros2013-03-07


sunshiine (author)2013-03-06

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!

kmac1 (author)sunshiine2013-03-06

Thank you! It's just a fun little detail to add, especially in a child's room or play room.

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