Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Personalized Light Switch Covers

I am by no means even close to being an interior decorator. My rooms are relatively bland. I wish I had that ability. I see things I like and  ideas I love, but I just can't seem to make them come together.

I found an easy way to spruce up a kids room: the light switch covers! For the craft storage room/kids playroom, I made a Starbursts wrapper light switch cover! I made a cars/vehicles themed one for the boys room.













For this craft you will need:
  • Plastic light switch cover (white works best since a dark colored plate might show through your items)
  • Paint brush
  • Mod Podge (a non-toxic, non-flammable craft glue/sealant)
  • Sharp craft knife (like an X-Acto knife)
  • Candy wrappers, paper cut outs, photos, stamps, stickers, etc.
  • Paper towels and iron, if using candy wrappers

Directions:

1. If  you are using candy wrappers, place between two pieces of paper towel and iron on dry heat to smooth out wrappers.

2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cover and arrange your items (stamps, wrappers, etc.).


3. If overlaying items, you will want to add a layer of Mod Podge between layers.


4. Trim any extra at the edges. You do not want the wrappers/items to be on the back of the light switch cover for safety reasons...Think electrical fire.
Trimming off wrappers from the back
5. Apply a final layer of Mod Podge to the entire covered area and let dry.


6. Install as normal!

1 comment:

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    XX XO,
    Deezy

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