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Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Covers

So I may have mentioned before that my new craft room will be shared with the washer and dryer and that’s fine by me.  I don’t mind company but what I do mind are the dingy almond colored light and outlet fixtures in the room.  Yuck.  I just planned on switching them out for some nice bright white ones when I get around to painting the room.  Then, while making my washi tape clothes pin magnets, it hit me!  Why not washi tape the outlet covers???  My craft room (we will just call it that from now and leave the laundry out of it!) is a place for color, creativity and inspiration, right? Right!  So why not make the ugly plate covers purrrrrrr-ty?  I think I will!

Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Cover

Start out with your washi tape again.

Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Cover

Then take your old covers off the outlets and tape away!  Use an Xacto knife to cut out the holes for the plugs and the light switch.  I also used the Xacto knife to make holes for the screws also.  Don’t forget about this step.  If you try to just screw them in without holes, your paper will pull in funny directions (this may or may not have happened to me).

Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Cover

Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Cover

I love them.  Oh and by the way…nothing is safe from Washi Tape in my house now!

Want more Washi Projects?  Be sure to checkout my other Washi Tape Projects also!  Such a great crafting supply!

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24 Responses to Washi Tape Light Switch & Outlet Covers

  1. I’ve not gotten into the Washi Tape kick…..yet! But I can feel it comin’ on! where do you get it? Is it expensive?

  2. Those turned out so cute! Great job! I’ve been trying to cover my light switches with scrapbook paper and modgepodge, but it just wasn’t working very well. I think I will give Washi tape a try! Thank you!

  3. ALL RIGHT! I’ve been putting wantint to do something crafty with my light switch in my scraproom. I think I already own half the Washi tape ever created – why didn’t I think of doing this!You made my day.

  4. One more quick note. I saw your “Lost Parts Bin” in your store. Why don’t you make one that says, “Lost SOCKS Bin” for people to set on top of their dryers? I’ll bet it would sell! Just a suggestion.

  5. How much tape did you put on the back? Or did you cut it even with the front? I’m having trouble with my washi tape peeling up at the ends of my project. I don’t know if I should glue it down or what!

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