Another little peak into my $100 bathroom makeover. This update to the light switch covers didn't cost me a dime, but it makes a big impact. I love how they add a pop of navy and coordinate with my new blue and white bathroom.
Here's how I did it. First I removed the light switch plates and cleaned and dried them really well. Then I found some coordinating scrapbook paper in my stash (wrapping paper would work, too).
I started by cutting the piece of paper slightly larger than the light switch cover. Then I used an exacto knife to cut out the center spot where the switch goes through and the two screw holes.
Next, I used a foam brush to cover the back of the paper and the front of the light switch cover with mod podge. I used gloss, but matte would be fine too - it doesn't matter for this step.
After the paper was good and stuck on the switch cover, I cut the paper down to size.
Then I added a medium layer of mod podge on the printed side of the paper (what is now the front of the light switch cover).
At this point I really worked on the edges and corner. It helps to cut a small diagonal cut leading to the corner so you don't get wrinkling. Just keep working on them until they stick down.
I recommend you let this dry for several hours...and here's why.... I got so excited about my new light switch covers that I impatiently put one up after only an hour. As soon as I screwed in the screw, it tore the paper which was still wet. I had to take the entire thing off and start all over again. So there's your warning on not being too hasty. I know the hardest part is waiting when it comes to this kind of stuff, but unless you want to start all over I'd suggest busying yourself with another project - like this pallet board shelf - so you're not tempted like I was.