How To: Cover Your Switchplates With Fabric Scraps

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This weekend we braved the absurdly long line at the closing sale of Whizbang Fabrics in the Mission (sob—they will be missed!). Came home with a lot of fabric bits we didn’t need but couldn’t resist, so imagine our joy at finding this excellent project on Tiny Décor. Click through for details…

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Covered switchplates, of course, have been around a while, but this method is perfect for using up your fabric scraps, and it doesn’t require folding any fabric around the back of the switchplate (ergo: it’s perfectly safe).

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The process described on Tiny Décor is so simple and intuitive—and their instructions so well laid out—that you could probably knock out a few of these in a rainy afternoon. We're not suggesting that you attack every switchplate in the house, but in more casual spaces, like kitchens or kids' rooms, why not? A little paste, a little Mod Podge (oh, the glory of Mod Podge), and voila!

More photos and a helpful tutorial here.