DIY Light Switch Cover | Scissors & Thread
When I heard about the new DIY series ‘Do It Gurl’ by Gurl.com, I was intrigued & excited! Y’all know I love finding new anythingDIY, so I clicked through to see what was on offer. It did not disappoint!
The first post by the adorable Brit is a decorative light switch cover. Click here to see Brit’s great tutorial and then of course bookmark the site so you can check out the new DIY each week! This fab DIY inspired me to make over my own light switch cover too!
**Hopefully these DIYs inspired you too, and to help you create your own fabulous DIY, Do It Gurl is giving away a $25 gift card to a lucky reader! Just reblog this post by FRIDAY 23rd MARCH and you will go in the running to win! (Sorry, only for US readers!)**
OK, now onto the project!
What you will need:
- Decals of your choice
I bought my decals from Cheap As Chips (a $2 store in Oz) though you can of course get super cute decals from Etsy, craft stores, etc.
- A cleaning cloth
I’m not super comfortable taking the switch plate off the wall (me and wires do not mix!) so I worked on my plate on the wall. As I said, my plate was very dirty. I debated showing you the before, but um…. yeah, no. So here is the cleanish version! If you look closely you can see I wasn’t very careful with the paint brush. Make sure your switch is clean and dry before you start or your stickers won’t stick.
Cut out your stickers. This will make it easier to place them on your plate. If you aren’t comfortable with ‘free sticking’, trace your switch plate and do a layout of where you want your stickers to go first.
Start sticking! If you chose to do the ‘free sticking’, try moving the shape around a bit before you decide on a place. I wanted mine to look like wallpaper, so I cut some of my stickers in half to place near the sides. Try not to stick your stickers over your switches as it will move around when you turn the light on and off. You can instead cut out the switch shape from the sticker so it flows around it.
You’re done! Enjoy your new, gorgeous light switch!
DIY Wine Box Shelves. You can always ask for these boxes where wine is sold - grocery stores (if your states lets them sell alcohol) etc… Tutorial from Cin Decor here. *You can do the same thing with drawers, but wine boxes are somewhat lighter and usually free. You can hang them with a belt like in this post.
OMG! I love this! Take your old sweaters and make them into little baby hats! EEEK!
Roundup of Nine Recycled Drawer Tutorials. In response to a question from filthypeople:
Hey was wondering if you knew any DIY’s of things you can make out of old drawers?
- DIY All-in-One Jewelry Cabinet - you could use a drawer. Also clever use of a picture frame as doors (Sew Dang Cute) here.
- DIY Modular Bookshef (Crafty Nest) here.
- DIY Bulletin Board lined with Corkboard (Better Homes and Gardens) here.
- DIY Wall Shelves - look in comments section for how to hang them (Home Made) here.
- DIY Shelf Using a Drawer and Belts (Clones & Clowns) here.
- DIY Wine Box or Drawer Shelves (Cin Decor) here.
- DIY Stacking Drawera (Desire to Inspire) here.
- Left Photo: DIY Inspiration Write on Your Dresser (I Just Might Explode) here, Right Photo: DIY Decorated Chalkboard Paint Dresser (The Gunny Sack) here
- DIY Catch All Drawer (A Very Dandoislion Life) here.