9/19/2007

switchplate cover

I was inspired by page 81 in the new Paper Crafts magazine Room to Room. 7gypsies Veneto and Alpha papers were used. First, remove switchplate. Trace switchplate onto wrong side of patterned paper, marking interior rectangles for the light switches too. Add 1" margin to outer lines and cut out. Carefully cut out small rectangles for the light switches. Using a Couzzle, choose an oval that best suits your particular light switch. Cut out on complementary patterned paper (7gypsies Alpha). Line up switchplate on top of oval and mark small rectangles for light switches. Neatly cut out small rectangles. Add rub-ons (Making Memories used here) or embellish as desired. Stitch around rectangle and oval, sponge and distress as needed. Adhere large rectangle piece over switchplate, using care to align small rectangle cut-outs with their respective openings, and mount to wall. Adhere oval (again, aligning small rectangle cut-outs) with glue dots, concealing screws. Thank you for stopping by!!

8 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

What a cool switchplate! Dang! I've covered switch plates before--I could do this! Why have I never thought of it? Thanks, Cindy!

Valerie said...

What a fun way to dress up those boring old switchplates! LOVE the sentiment, too.....now if I could just remember to do that! *wink*

Sharlene said...

Oh my gosh! How cool! I have been wanting to do some of these switchplates and outlet covers for a while but was so sick the last couple of weeks I didn't even care. :)

This is beautiful!

Beth said...

beautiful Cindy

Ticia said...

Brilliant! I love it!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cool...and gorgeous, Cindy! Wow!

Tex said...

Oh myyyyy! I've covered switchplate covers with scrapbook papers ... but you've stepped up to the "Cindy" level, my dear!! ((hugs)))

~Tex

SmilynStef said...

How inspiring ... what a great reminder everytime you turn the lights on or off ... love it.