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!

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25 Responses
  • Maureen
    April 13, 2012

    Very nice!


  • imklvr
    April 13, 2012

    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?

  • Amanda
    April 13, 2012

    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!

  • Rachel
    April 14, 2012


  • Tonia @The Gunny Sack
    April 14, 2012

    I love these! I just picked up some Washi tape today and I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Hannah
    April 16, 2012

    I neeeeed to get some washi tape! Very cute! My “Lines Across My Face” offering is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-bunnys-birthday-dress.html

  • Danyelle Franciosa
    April 16, 2012

    Washi tapes looks wonderful and I think it is nice to use it in any kind of wall decoration.

  • Daily Do It Yourself
    April 22, 2012

    You’re going to be featured on Daily Do It Yourself tomorrow! Amazing use of washi tape to add some color and spunk to the light switches. Great job!!

    • Cheryl
      April 24, 2012

      Woo Hoo! Thanks Erin! Muah!

  • Dana @ CraftedNiche
    April 26, 2012

    LOVE that ruler tape. How stinkin’ cute is that! I think I need to get some washi tape. ASAP.

  • Cute idea! I featured it on my TT&J FB page :)


    • Cheryl
      April 28, 2012

      Thanks Jen! I appreciate it!

  • nancy pfeifer
    April 28, 2012

    Washi tape is popular!! so fun!

  • Christine
    April 28, 2012

    I hadn’t heard of washi tape until very recently and now I am curious. Cute plates :)

    • Cheryl
      April 29, 2012

      Thanks Christine! You will love it if you try it!

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four
    April 30, 2012

    This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  • Darla Welch
    July 7, 2012

    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.

    • Cheryl
      July 7, 2012

      Thanks for the nice comment Darla! You made my day :)

  • Darla Welch
    July 7, 2012

    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.

  • Medbie
    April 25, 2013

    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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