Anthropologie gets me every single time. I know better than to look, because every time I do, I fall in love and lust after whatever item it is that currently has me hooked. Right now my obsession is this adorable, over-priced owl lightswitch cover. I'm sorry but I just cannot justify spending $24 on one itty bitty teeny tiny cover for my humble little lightswitch. So to satisfy my craving for lovely over priced items I absolutely do not need.....I turned to my old friend, Mod Podge. It's been a few months and I really needed a fix anyway.
How fun are these? The giraffe print is for my aqua and brown bathroom and the funky paisley with the bird is for my chocolate brown living room. I am loving these fun colors against the dark chocolate walls! It definitely adds some personality to the room.
This is an extremely easy project that anyone can do. I'm sure you don't need a tutorial, but I'm gonna give you a quick run down of how I did it, anyway! I started by tracing the cover onto my scrapbook paper. I used a paper trimmer to cut it out so that the edges would be nice and straight.
Glue the paper onto to the top of the switchplate with mod podge. When that is dry, give the top 2-3 coats of mod podge (with drying time in between).
When the mod podge is good and dry, you're ready to cut your holes for the switches. I used an exacto knife and ran it along the inside edges of the openings. You'll need to push down hard enough to cut through those layers of dried mod podge.
Then I used a paper piercing tool to poke through the holes for the screws. I added a quick coat of clear acrylic spray to seal the mod podge and I was done. See, I told you..............super easy and fun. I even had two toddlers crawling all over me while doing this and they still turned out great.