Seasonal Switchplates

Add a merry touch to every room with holiday light-switch covers, made with your favorite gift wrap.
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What You Need:

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Wrap the walls with holiday paper.

  • Plastic switchplate (available at hardware stores)
  • Holiday gift wrap
  • White crafts glue
  • Water
  • Small disposable cup
  • Crafts knife
  • Small paintbrush


1. Cut gift wrap about an inch larger all around than the switchplate.

2. Glue paper to switchplate. Mix equal parts thick white crafts glue and water in the cup. Using paintbrush to apply adhesive, glue paper to front of switchplate, smoothing out wrinkles as you go along. Fold the excess paper to the back and glue it in place.

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Cut an X and fold paper
back for center opening.

3. Make opening. From the back, cut an X across the switch opening. (See photo) Fold the tabs to the back of the cover and glue them in place.

4. Seal. Using paintbrush, coat the front with two or three coats of the glue mixture. Let dry.

More Ideas:

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The easiest route: clear

  • Choose wrapping paper with a small pattern for best results.
  • Check hardware stores for clear acrylic switchplate cover kits (as shown) for an even easier alternative.


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