I love Country Living Magazine and the ideas I get from perusing through the pages of the magazine. It seems like there’s something I want on every page. I found these, and fell in love, but couldn’t pay $16 each. Especially if I wanted one for every room of my house.
So what’s a girl to do? Make her own, of course. I thought I’d start with my bedroom, so I raided my scrapbook paper stash searching for the perfect paper to go in my room. I love this pattern and thought I’d be happy with it for a long time. I cut it close to the size I’d need, but left extra to wrap around to the back of the cover.
I applied the mod podge to the cover and centered the patterned paper where I wanted it on the cover. I used the roller again to make sure to get out all the bubbles.
It was at this point when I realized this was going to be a little harder than I thought because of the curved edges. So I decided to do 2 sides at a time, by applying the mod podge on the edges and back and holding the paper in place for a few minutes. Then I sat it down and let it dry a few minutes before I did the other 2 sides.
I cut off the excess paper on the sides, applied the mod podge and wrapped it around again.
I folded the corners like if I were wrapping a present to get them to lay flat. Then I held it in place for a few minutes again. I sat it down and let it dry some more before the next step.
To cut out the hole for the switch I used these tools that are actually for ceramics, but they worked. Any small sharp knife or blade would work. I used them to make the holes for the screws too. I didn’t worry about them being perfect because they were going to be covered by the screws anyway.
Then I applied 2 coats of mod podge. It’s going to be touched a lot so I need to be able to wash the surface off.
Wait for it to dry and then put it back over the switch. Ta-Da!
I really like it. I tried to center the pattern over the switch. I was only off a little, so I’m pretty pleased.
While I was looking through the scrapbook paper I found one that will match the hall bathroom perfectly. I think I’ll have to make some more this weekend. I could probably do every switch cover in my house for under $16. Especially if I just use paper I already have.
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Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Victory of the Week at Design-aholic
Creative Cats at Poppies at Play
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered
Inspired Ideas Party at The Shabby Chic Cottage
It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri
Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land
Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life as Lori
20th Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
I Made It Without My Hubby at Shanty 2 Chic
Craftaholics Anonymous Support Group at Craftaholics Anonymous