Duck Tape® DIY Light Switch Covers

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DIY Light Switch Covers

Spring is here, and it is about time if you ask me. Although now that I say that I am sure I will wake up to two feet of snow tomorrow. Ugh. I don’t know about you, but in the springtime, I get the itch to clean, organize and make everything pretty. We recently repainted my daughters room and while I like the white, it makes it feel bigger and clean. It is also kind of dull and without personality. I didn’t want to do a hole lot to her room because we are hoping to move soon, but something fun and girly was definitely needed. So we decided to do DIY Light Switch Covers. They turned out even better than I thought they would and they are defiantly fun. I actually did 1 light switch cover and her three outlet covers as well, so everything would match. Here they are all boring and white.

DIY Light Switch Covers

The first step was removing them from the wall. But they really are so easy. All you need is a flat-head screwdriver.

DIY Light Switch Covers

Duck Tape® sent me so many fun tapes to play with. I just love Duck Tape® because it is so easy to use and it is an inexpensive way to add to or embellish and craft project. Or in this case a decor project.

DIY Light Switch Covers

I especially loved the glitter tape and decided that would be perfect for my light switch covers.

DIY Light Switch Covers

The covers each needed three vertical strips. I started with the pink and put a strip along the bottom. I made sure to line the edge of the tape up with the edge of the cover.

DIY Light Switch Covers

For the corners I took my scissors and cut a small slit.

DIY Light Switch Covers

So that I could wrap the Duck Tape® around the corners easily and not have bulky corners.

DIY Light Switch Covers

I added another pink strip to the top aligning the edges and wrapping the corners.

DIY Light Switch Covers

For the center strip I sued the silver glitter tape for a little contrast.

DIY Light Switch Covers

When the front is nicely covered it is time to remove the extra. I took a craft knife and went along the edges of the cover to get rid of all that extra tape.

DIY Light Switch Covers

Then I took the craft knife to the center rectangle and cut that portion out too.

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Finally, for the screw holes I used an awl and poked through the screw holes. I widened the holes by moving the tool around.

DIY Light Switch Covers

All done. Pretty easy, right?

DIY Light Switch Covers

I finished them all using the same method as stated above. They really do come together really quickly and are so cute too!

DIY Light Switch Covers

I screwed them back into place and I am all done. Ta – dah!

DIY Light Switch Covers

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Katie. This is such a pretty idea. I just watched the video on your About Me page. I really loved it and your kids are suchn sweethearts!

  2. says

    Glittery duck tape – how cool is that?! I love the idea of decorating socket & light switch covers & I’ve seen washi tape versions, this looks even better – way more durable!

  3. says

    Hopping over from the Busy Monday link up! What a cool idea! I never would have thought of using duct tape to decorate the light switches. I think this is going to be perfect for my pretty picky teen daughter as she decorates her new room next month. Thanks!

  4. says

    What a cute and fun way to transform switch plate covers! I have been looking at replacing mine, but they are sooo expensive, I have spray painted a few, but worry they will not stay pretty for long. I will have to get some Duck Tape and try this. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. says

    I am so going to find glitter duck tape and make these! I just painted a room gray with white trim and I’m picturing silver, teal, or pink glitter covers… decisions decisions… lol
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica

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