Use our free printable to make unique DIY light switch covers that add Halloween flair to your home! You're going to love the retro graphic.
Hi guys! It's Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and today I am here to share a fun and super easy Halloween DIY with you all. I love to decoupage my light switch covers in my home to add a little extra fun to my space.
I also love how easy they are to make and to switch out! I have a few that are covered with vintage wallpaper that I love to use every day, but I thought it would be fun to cover a switch plate for Halloween.
So, I am going to show you how I made mine, and I am including a printable that you can print and make one just like mine if you like.
DIY Light Switch Covers
Here's What You Need:
- Light Switch Plate (Single)
- Halloween Printable or any Halloween print or paper you like
- Mod Podge Matte or Gloss (whichever finish you like best)
- Paint Brushes
- Craft Knife
- Mod Podge Glow in the Dark Medium
The first thing you need to do is print out the Halloween kitty printable or gather your own print and cut it out to size. If you use another paper, measure your switch plate and cut the paper to be the same dimension. My printable was sized for a basic single light switch.
Once your print is cut to size you are ready to decoupage. Paint a nice thin layer of your Mod Podge Medium onto the front of your switch plate. I used Matte Mod Podge.
Now center and lay the wet side of the plate down centered onto the back side of the print. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.
Clip the edges to make them easier to fold in on the back side. Then, paint a little medium onto the backside of the paper on one side. Smooth it over the side and then on the back.
Do the same with the other three sides one at a time overlapping the corners as you go. Now you should have your print completely adhered to the plate on the front that wraps around the edges to the back neatly.
Take your craft knife and cut an “x” in the light switch opening. Paint a little medium onto the four pieces and fold back and smooth out onto the back of your switch plate. Now you can paint a layer of the matte or gloss medium over the top to seal the paper. Set aside to dry.
You can use your switch plate just like it is now or you can can go one step further and add a little glow in the dark medium for fun. I painted the kitty eyes and the pumpkin faces with a few layers of the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark Medium.
I was not able to get a good non blurry photo of the switch plate in the dark, but it really does glow. It is subtle since I painted such a small detail, but you can see a little glow coming from my light switch at night, which is pretty cute.
I love my Halloween light switch covers! I am just now getting out my Halloween decor, and I know that this little plate is going to add a lot of fun to my living room this season.
Even though we never get any trick or treaters, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I hope you guys will give this one a try this Halloween yourself, I think you will love it too