Awesome Light Switch Covers

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Introduction: Awesome Light Switch Covers

These light switch covers are easy to make, and they are awesome gifts. A few months ago, when I started decoupaging things, I decided to try decoupaging light switch covers, and I had great success. I am glad to be able to share this instructable with you.

Supplies:

  • paper cutter
  • newspaper
  • printed image
  • paint brush
  • disposable plastic lid
  • Elmers school glue
  • light switch cover
  • water
  • x-acto knife
  • Plasti Dip spray

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Step 1: Collect Supplies

Step 2: Cutting the Image

Color print an image.

Then cut the image out, so that it is just barely smaller than the light switch cover.

Step 3: Decoupage

On the disposable plastic lid, throughly mix one part water with one part Elmers school glue.

Using a paint brush, paint the mixture onto the light switch cover.

Next paint the mixture onto the back of the image.

Carefully align the image on the cover.

Then paint a thin layer of the mixture on the top side of the image. Note on the top side of your picture, the mixture will look slightly cloudy when you paint it on. Don't worry. It will dry clear. Also note, that the glue on top of the image will separate into little droplets. This is normal.

Step 4: Adding the Holes

Using one of the screws that was included in the light switch cover package, gently press it through the paper where the screws to form the screw holes.

Next, using an x-acto knife, cut out the section on the image where the switch will be.

Step 5: Glue and Plastic Dip

Paint one final layer of the glue mixture over the completed light switch cover.

Last of all, spray Plastic Dip over the image to make it water proof.

Step 6: Make More

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    5 Discussions

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    wanna beco
    wanna beco

    5 weeks ago

    My spidey senses tell me that this is a very clever project. Nice work.

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    snowf7
    snowf7

    2 months ago

    It might make sense to position the light switch so that the toggle is somewhere else. Maybe you could lift and lower his foot or hand instead of where is it situated. Otherwise it is a great project for a kids room.

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    BakkerJo
    BakkerJo

    Reply 2 months ago

    Painting the screws a different color than white helps them blend in a little. As long as it's not right in the middle of Spider-Man's face

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 months ago

    These look great! I've been wanting to do something like this, thanks for sharing :)