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☼ Decorating Switchplates & Outlet Covers ☼

Simple decoupage can turn your old switch plate in to something new.Materials:
Old Switchplate
Clear Dry Glue (PVA, ModPodge,Tacky Glue, etc)
Decorative Paper (or plain paper that is stamped)
Paint Brush (for glue)
Scissors and/or x-acto knife for cutting the holesPre-Sand your old switchplate making sure the surface is roughened a bit so the glue adheres better. Not necessary, but is reccomended.☼ Instructions ☼Measure your paper about 1/2 an inch larger than your switch plate so it will wrap around nicely. Once it is cut go ahead and glue it down trying to center it as best as you can. Let dry.Once dry trim up your edges to about 1/4 of an inch (4cm or so) and cut the corners in to / or  diagonals. This will aid in folding. I used boxes on each corner in the video but prefer the diagonals which I had used on my original “recycled” theme plate. It comes out much cleaner.Once the edges are cut glue them down taking care to work the paper towards the back and then stick it down securely. Let dry.Once dry you may cut the toggle/plug holes. Toggles will require you to cut an X forming triangles which will be folded back. Remember to add glue to the tabs and plate prior to pushing them back to make it easier on yourself.Plugs/Outlets will be a bit more tricky. Work around the rounded (   ) edges with small slits along the entire curve. The slits will help the paper conform to the curves better. One the curves are cut in to slits go ahead and cut the middle out leaving about 1/4 inch of allowance to fold the frayed paper and two tabs on the flat part of the plug back on to the plate. Remember to add glue to the tabs and plate prior to pushing them back to make it easier on yourself.That’s pretty much it. Slap some spray glaze on that bad boy and you’ve got yourself a new switchplate for pennies.Thanks for watching. =3
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