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recycle old books or magazines to make a new light switch

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  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all the things you need and place them infront of you on a clean surface.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once you've found the picture you want, cut it out and place it to the side.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 3
    Step 3

    If you're using an old book you can use the pages, if you are using a magazine then rip out some articles but just the words, you don't really want pictes on these because it will take away from you main picture. Rip the paper into randome small sized peices.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 4
    Step 4

    Poor glue into container, just eyeball the amount you will need, there isn't really an exact measurement.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you should be ready to begin. Throw away the excess paper clippings.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place some glue on a small area where you are going to place the paper.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 7
    Step 7

    Start to place the papers over the glue, brush glue over the papers you've placed down, until the entire thing is covered.

  • How to make a light switch. Old Books New Light Switches - Step 8
    Step 8

    Do the same thing you did with the papers with your picture. Then cut any excess peices around, cut holes for the switches and screws. Let dry, then put on your wall.

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madeline
madeline · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
@ Cat Morley you should go to a hardware store and buy your own then when you stop renting that house just keep it for your next room and put the old one back on... my dad moves quite a bit and i have learned to come up with decorating ideas for my various rooms Happy hope i helped
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elisha
elisha · Picayune, Mississippi, US · 41 projects
thats rad! i think decoupage is like the most awesome thing ever..
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Kimberly B.
Kimberly B. · Salem, Oregon, US
Naomi, I'm pretty sure that says 6 minutes... hehe nice project great way to give your space some personality, I'm am planning a theme for each of the rooms in my house as I type.
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
wow they look amazing...the writing on the background makes it look awesome...GREAT JOB!!!
im definitely gonna try this
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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
Does this really take 6 hours?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1429 projects
Those look fab. Shame I'm not allowed to decorate my ones, we're renting!
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