When I was in junior high, I cut little words and pictures out of my Sassy magazine and glued them to the light switchplate in my bedroom. I was so proud of how cool it looked. What I didn’t expect was that every time I’d flick the light on or off, the paper would rip and crumble. I was too young to know the glory of Mod Podge, and it was a sad time to be alive.
Fast-forward 20 years later and you know what’s back in style? Funky switchplates! I know, I know — I couldn’t believe it either. They don’t usually include tiny pictures of James Van Der Beek, unfortunately, but there are lots of fun varieties to play around with. Luckily, this time, it’s much easier because we have an easy way to keep our hard work from flaking off.
In about five minutes, I redid the plain white switchplate in our powder room by using Mod Podge to affix a scrap of pretty wrapping paper. I top-coated it with Mod Podge and then sprinkled it with loose silver glitter for some extra shine, and put more Mod Podge on top to seal it in. It’ll stay exactly like this, no matter how many little fingers fumble for the switch.
Of course, the tricky part of using Mod Podge and paper is avoiding the dreaded bubbles …
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