Mod Podge® Electrical Switch Plate covers for Christmas decorating
Christmas decorating with Electric Switch plate covers:
Just took the standard cheap plain plastic covers and used Christmas tissue paper.
- Ozzy's wife. entered her project Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers to Mixbook 04 Jul 01:29
- Deb K. favorited Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers 19 Dec 16:48
- Ozzy's wife. entered her project Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers to Singer Christmas Contest 14 Dec 19:42
- Ozzy's wife. entered her project Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers to Milktape 14 Dec 19:41
- Zombie Babe added Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers to MidWinterChristmas 19 Sep 05:14
- Ozzy's wife. published her project Christmas Modpodge Switch Plate Covers 14 Sep 20:37
Cut your paper with an allowance to turn over to the back of the plate. My allowance to overlap the back was at least a half an inch but thicker paper may require more.
Keep in mind the pattern on your paper to get the best look (for me I was mindful of where I wanted the red bows to be on the cover and having everything balanced and symmetrical .
Paint Mod Podge® (or whatever product you use for this type of craft) on the plate and place tissue over your plate.
While carefully holding plate cover also paint Mod Podge® on the back edges to hold the extra allowance down.
Then Mod Podge® over the top of the paper after everything was positioned right. Be very careful the tissue paper doesn't stand much and can tear or push.
While everything is soft and wet take a sharp small scissors to cut the openings required. I started in the center of any holes required for plugs or switches and cut towards each corner to be able to fold this under as an allowance to the back of the plate. Use Mod Podge® as required on these openings to get the paper to hold as it needs to.
I used wax paper to set my plates on while they were drying and to allow me to move them while they were drying.
Give them a second coat once the first coat drys.
This is the photo of my results :) I have also found a plastic tissue box cover that I used Mod Podge® and the same tissue paper to match these switch plates.
Each year on the first day of Advent I go around our home and change out the plates I have on the walls for these ones. Then each new year on Epiphany (the 12th day after Christmas) I go around the house again to take them down until the next celebration of Christmas.