Decorating light switch plates isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when decorating your home. At best, we change or paint the plates but rarely do we think about embellishing them. However, it’s one of the best ways to put an accent in home decor that pops.

So let’s take a look at some ideas how to make DIY light switch plates by crafting something eye catchy and that has decor value. You can make very simple but still adorable plates or put in more effort to create beautiful wall art out of such an ordinary thing. Let’s begin.

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Scrapbook Paper Light Switch Plate Covers

One of the easiest ways you can embellish your light switches and outlets is using simple scrapbook paper. It’s very easy to do and you can choose any pattern that catches your eye.

Framed Light Switch

If you look at light switch plates as potential wall art, it only makes sense to frame them with embellished picture frames. So all you need to do is to get picture frames of your liking and you can spray paint them to match the color if you want.

Steampunk Light Switch Plate

A little bit of steampunk decor can be whimsical or quirky if you use it sparingly. A light switch plate can be the perfect place to experiment with this style.


Decorative Light Switch Plate

As we were talking about light switches as wall art, this particular example embraces the idea fully. Check out how to cover the plates in scrapbook paper one more time.


Glitter Light Switch Plate

And here’s how you can use simple glitter to create light switch plate art with some bling. Do it right and your decor becomes just a little bit more classy.

Spray Paint Light Switch Covers

Next time you decide to paint the light switch plates, do it creatively. Spray painting them in patterns will create a lot more visual interest.

Toy Car Light Switch

When decorating your kids room, make it fun by adding little cute details. How about turning a toy car into a light switch – that’s certainly a fun way to decorate.


Fabric Covered Light Switch Plate

Easy tutorial for DIY fabric covered light switch plates @istandarddesign

Tutorial: tidymom.net

Fabric has a whole different quality than paper or paint and you can use it to embellish your light switch plates. It adds chic style detail to your decor the easy way.

Washi Tape Light Switch Cover

As the easiest way to embellish light switch plates, you can always use washi tape. Create patterns and add decor interest easily with this method.



Gift Wrap Light Switch Plate

Check out how to make DIY gift cover Light Switch Plates for home decor @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.curbly.com

Using gift wrap and ribbon to embellish your light switch plates can be an awesome seasonal decor detail. Perhaps you’ll like it so much you’ll decide to leave it all year round.

Ink Art Light Switch Plates

Check out how to make easy DIY Light Switch Plate art with alcohol ink @istandarddesign

Tutorial: habitat.org

This kind of abstract art is created easily with alcohol ink and light switch plates make a great canvas for it. Embellished this way, they definitely look like designer plates.

Polymer Clay Art Light Switch Covers

And finally, perhaps the most impressive way to create light switch cover art is with polymer clay. It takes some skill and practice but if you’re¬†willing to commit to learning it, the end result is sure to be stunning.