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DIY Light Switch Covers

Switch plate covers do not need to be boring. Decorative light switch covers are unique, creative and extremely easy to make. DIY light switch covers custom made using scrapbooking paper, personal artwork, gift wrapping paper, and even seed packs.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: DIY
Keyword: DIY light switch covers
Cost: $2.50


  • Scrap Book Paper, seed packs, or decorative paper
  • Switch plate covers, or outlet covers
  • Modge Pod
  • Small sponge brushes
  • Scissors
  • Rotary paper trimmer
  • Application Roller


  • Using the rotary paper trimmer, cut the decorative paper 3 5/8-inch x 5 1/2-inch.
  • Apply the glue to the top of the plate cover.
  • With the application roller gently roll over the decorative paper to remove air bubbles.
  • At each corner, cut the paper until it meets the corner of the switch plate cover.
  • Next, apply glue to the edge of the plate cover. Using your finger, continually rub the paper until it adheres to the plate cover. Continue this step until all four side are glued in place.
  • With sharp scissors, cut an X into the center of the switch. Apply glue and gently work each piece into place to the back of the plate.
  • Allow the freshly glued switch plate covers to dry for 15 minutes. Once dried, using the sponge brush, apply a top coat to the decorative paper, making sure to cover all exposed paper. This will help prevent the paper from lifting and protect the material.