A couple dec'd (as in decoupaged!) wrapped switch plates would be great little somethings for dads and grandfathers this Christmas. Installed at the front and back doors and in guest rooms, they're a lovely greeting for holiday company. And best of all...they're super fast and easy to make!
Here's the ingredients you'll need to whip 'em up:
- light switch covers, old icky ones work great for this
- mod podge, matte finish
- craft knife
- sponge brush
- cutting mat
- small paint brush
- Christmas paper, wrapping or scrap-booking
- 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
- hot glue and gun
Decoupage the light switches with the paper following this EXCELLENT tutorial on the Tube.
Cut 2 lengths of the grosgrain ribbon, each an inch or so longer than the dimensions of the switch plate.
Position the ribbon over the plate using the primary pic as reference, and hot glue them into place at the BACK of the switch plate.
Cut a length of ribbon, tie it into a bow, hot glue into place and install. And that's it!!