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« on: December 09, 2005 10:24:28 PM »

This is it...Outlet Plate Frames.

I see plain outlet plates in the hardware store all the time and I have a ton of photos - so I thought about putting them together, an entire wall covered in these babies might look very interesting.

They can be screwed into the wall or on the door or just about anywhere.


So here's the $$$ rundown for my Outlet Plate Frames:

The metal outlet plates are about a buck a piece, the plastic pieces are fifty-cents each.
 

I covered them with black spray paint which was the most expensive item at $2.99 a can - I only needed one - and still have more paint for other projects.

The new screws, which are crucial to have, because most outlet plates come with stubby screws that won't screw into the wall were .25 cents a piece - you might need two, you might need one - depends on the plate you pick.

 

So to make just one frame it's less than 5 bucks - I already had the glue, the stamp and stamp pad, as well as the paper punch.  I used FREE paint chip samples (also from the hardware store) to decorate one of the frames:
 

just paper punch the chips and use Modge Podge to attach them to the frame.
   

After you cut the photo to fit inside the outlet, apply a drop of glue into each corner.

 

And the finished project, stamped with an interesting pattern I had in my craft stamp collection.

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005 10:37:24 PM »

May be just me, but I can't see your pics.

Sounds great though.  I have a mental pic in my head.  I might give this as a grandparent gift.  Cute.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005 10:52:08 PM »

May be just me, but I can't see your pics.

Sounds great though.  I have a mental pic in my head.  I might give this as a grandparent gift.  Cute.

Hmmmmmm...is anyone else having this issue - can't see the pix?  Maybe it has something to do with the "meltdown".
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005 11:15:27 PM »

I see them!  And they really look great.  Y'all don't know what you're missing.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2005 02:40:37 AM »

Another FABULOUS idea! Cheesy Man, who am I going to vote for...?
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2005 06:34:29 AM »

Very beatiful and well executed!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2005 06:42:15 AM »

Such a good idea! They look great!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2005 08:54:13 AM »

oh what a great idea! it could be soemthign easy and fun for kids to do too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005 12:21:02 PM »

Aw they look nice.  And they're cheap.  And they're easy.  I like it that these are picture frames and you didn't just stop with decorating the switch plates, but went that extra step.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2005 05:26:12 PM »

That's a smart idea! And they look so spiffy too! Smiley
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