DIY/Crafts

Fabric Covered Switch-plate Tutorial

 

You may remember last week I showed you how I made some easy fabric covered wall artfor my bathroom.

After I hung them, I decided to make a fabric covered switch-plate match!

How to make a Fabric Covered Switch Plate cover tutorial at TidyMom.net

How to make a fabric covered switch plate

It’s super easy, but I took a few pictures along the way to show you!

Fabric Covered Switch plate

Supplies:

How to make a Fabric Covered Switch Plate cover tutorial at TidyMom.net

1. Start with your average outdated switch plate cover.
2. Cut fabric just a little bigger than your switch plate.
3. Cover the switch plate with Mod Podge.
4. Lay your piece of fabric on top of the Mod Podge, and press down all surfaces. Be sure to smooth out any creases or bubbles.

How to make a Fabric Covered Switch Plate cover tutorial at TidyMom.net

5. After the fabric and Mod Podge sit and dry a bit, trim the excess fabric around the edge of the switchplate.
6. Use an X-acto knife to cut out the slots where your switch thingies will go(I left one side attached- see next step)! – you can also use the X-acto knife to punch a whole where the screw holes are.

7. Flip switchplate over and use a little Mod Podge to glue down the pieces you cut for the opening.

8. Turn the switchplate back over and cover with 2 coats of Mod Podge.

Hang your beautiful new switchplate!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

73 comments

  1. LOVE it! do you think it would work with a vinyl or thin pleather?

  2. LOVE it! do you think it would work with a vinyl or thin pleather?

  3. I loved your fabric *picture* idea and now the switch plates! I have extra fabric from a queen size quilt and wall hanging I made for our bedroom. Just may do the switch plates now, thanks Cheryl.

  4. I loved your fabric *picture* idea and now the switch plates! I have extra fabric from a queen size quilt and wall hanging I made for our bedroom. Just may do the switch plates now, thanks Cheryl.

  5. Looks great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Looks great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Great idea Cheryl! Those turned out really pretty.

  8. Great idea Cheryl! Those turned out really pretty.

  9. So pretty! I'm especially fond of the fabric! I just recovered a lamp in that exact pattern. Thanks for the how-to!

  10. So pretty! I'm especially fond of the fabric! I just recovered a lamp in that exact pattern. Thanks for the how-to!

  11. Great Idea! I could make one for my sewingroom as I am in the middle of a spruce up. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great Idea! I could make one for my sewingroom as I am in the middle of a spruce up. Thanks for sharing.

  13. It is very cute!!

  14. It is very cute!!

  15. Super cute!! Great tutorial.

  16. Super cute!! Great tutorial.

  17. Those pizzas look so yummy! For some reason I'm hungry right now, but I shouldn't be!

  18. Those pizzas look so yummy! For some reason I'm hungry right now, but I shouldn't be!

  19. Gorgeous love the fabric and the end result!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  20. Gorgeous love the fabric and the end result!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  21. Oh goodness – love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  22. Oh goodness – love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  23. This is a great idea! I never thought of using fabric to jazz up my switchplates!

  24. This is a great idea! I never thought of using fabric to jazz up my switchplates!

  25. What a great idea. I look forward to reading you posts and get inspired to try new things. This I think I can do.

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  26. What a great idea. I look forward to reading you posts and get inspired to try new things. This I think I can do.

    I have a "Sweet Blog" award for you. Stop by when you get a chance.

  27. So Cute! I love it. Why didn't I think of that!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. So Cute! I love it. Why didn't I think of that!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. That is adorable! I can't stand how cute it is! Thanks!

  30. That is adorable! I can't stand how cute it is! Thanks!

  31. I would NEVER have thought to do this! What a great idea!!!

  32. I would NEVER have thought to do this! What a great idea!!!

  33. I love this idea. I would have never thought of it. Thanks for sharing.

  34. I love this idea. I would have never thought of it. Thanks for sharing.

  35. How am I just NOW finding your blog. Sometimes my ignorance surprises even ME. Is this the switch plate that matches the rest of the items your (and I together in Facebook-land) bought at Kohls? Is there a picture of the bathroom complete? I need to search.

  36. How am I just NOW finding your blog. Sometimes my ignorance surprises even ME. Is this the switch plate that matches the rest of the items your (and I together in Facebook-land) bought at Kohls? Is there a picture of the bathroom complete? I need to search.

  37. This is such an inspired idea. Thanks for showing us how. xx

  38. This is such an inspired idea. Thanks for showing us how. xx

  39. great idea! And those pizzas look so yummy! I just love your blog! Sending you the sunshine blog award. Pop over to http://www.lissyinitaly.blogspot.com if you are interested.
    Melissa

  40. great idea! And those pizzas look so yummy! I just love your blog! Sending you the sunshine blog award. Pop over to http://www.lissyinitaly.blogspot.com if you are interested.
    Melissa

  41. Love this idea. I was looking for a project like this to give a little kick to my boring places… Now I have the perfect excuse to buy some new fabric! Thank you!!

  42. Love this idea. I was looking for a project like this to give a little kick to my boring places… Now I have the perfect excuse to buy some new fabric! Thank you!!

  43. Of course I love this one!

  44. Of course I love this one!

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  46. So cute!! Maybe we will try them, too!

  47. Wow, i need to do that! All my switchplates are so old and ugly, but i never thought of this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  48. Great way to add a little something to a room.

  49. Be careful ladies!

    Modge Podge and Fabric? On an electrical switchplate? Fire hazard!!!

    • I just spoke to Amy, from Mod Podge Rocks and here’s what she had to say:

      It’s absolutely not a fire hazard. If you are just wrapping the front of the switch plates, it’s not coming into contact with any wires. Plus Mod Podge is non flammable. PLUS if switch plates were that hot they wouldn’t be made of plastic. Mod Podge should never come in direct contact w flame b/c it will melt, but it will not catch on fire.

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