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« on: August 09, 2012 08:00:22 PM »

We moved into a new house last year and now that we've finished unpacking and settling in, we're trying to add in some personality.

My new favorite project is these fun light switch plates- they are quick and easy to make, and I keep finding more designs that I want to use- all these came from the used book store or thrift store- so each plate cost about $1-$2 to make.

I use the technique from this tutorial, which I like better than the modge-podge ones I tried before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twFthZmd3cc


Here are some of the ones I've done so far:

This is my first set, made from national geographic magazines and an old monster move magazine:



The flowers are from a "Flowers of Western Australia" calendar- the animals are from an Inuit Art calendar- the bear is from a birthday card- and the body parts (my favorite!) are from an old copy of Grey's Anatomy:



These are my most recent- I picked up some old comic books and children's books which have great pictures at just the right size:




Can't wait to try some more- but I'm going to run out of light switches pretty soon. Guess what everyone I know is getting for Christmas?  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012 09:51:39 PM »

they are all very very cool - but....ummm... the placement on Snow White is ..... awkward  lol
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012 07:14:54 AM »

These are great! I love the anatomical ones and the Snow White one!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012 08:06:24 AM »

Great, love them all, so simple and easy but with great impact.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012 06:53:54 PM »

Thanks for the link! Definitely going to try and make some of these.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012 09:57:46 PM »

Wow, what a cool idea. Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012 05:31:38 AM »

I made a new one! This one is from a book on the art of Chinese Firework advertisements. (Go used book store!)

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012 11:59:20 AM »

These are so much better looking than the plain plates, I really like them all.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012 03:55:37 PM »

Thanks for the link! I know what will be in the kid's stockings this year!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012 11:07:21 AM »

I am always looking for ways to brighten and personalize my apartment. This looks awesome!
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