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Cover switch plates with fabric

Filed Under: home decor, Crafts

fabric-covered-switch-platesEvery day when I turn on my lights or plug something into an outlet, I often think I really should makeover the plastic switch plates. The switch plates are just normal, but for me, normal is boring, and I despise being bored.

To liven up plastic switch plates, Pink Chalk Studio used colorful fabric to cover them. She used Yes! Paste Stik Flat Glue to make the fabric stick to the switch plate and Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre for the top coat. She made a simple facing for the center hole and used a hole punch for the screws. The tutorial is mainly visual, but super easy to figure out.

Most crafters I know have plenty of fabric lying around, and plenty of switch plates in the house. Covering the switch plates with fabric is a great way to diminish the pile of fabric scraps. For safety's sake, be sure to keep the fabric away from any wiring by making sure the fabric can't come off, and the fabric is glued down extremely well before screwing the switch plate on the wall.

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