Create your own decorative Light Switch Covers. An easy DIY, all you need is a little Duck Tape.
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 whole 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.
The first step was removing them from the wall. But they really are so easy. All you need is a flat-head screwdriver.
Duck Tape® sent me so many fun types 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.
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.
For the corners, I took my scissors and cut a small slit.
So that I could wrap the Duck Tape® around the corners easily and not have bulky corners.
I added another pink strip to the top aligning the edges and wrapping the corners.
For the center strip, I used the silver glitter tape for a little contrast.
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.
Then I took the craft knife to the center rectangle and cut that portion out too.
Finally, for the screw holes I used an awl and poked through the screw holes. I widened the holes by moving the tool around.
All done. Pretty easy, right?
I finished them all using the same method as stated above. They really do come together really quickly and are so cute too!
I screwed them back into place and I am all done. Ta – dah!
What is your favorite project you have made using Duck Tape®?