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sheriffkarli
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2004 11:24:03 AM »

How To!

This is a very simple craft. You need:
  • One black lightswitch plate (found at Home Hardware)
  • Sandpaper
  • Various candy wrappers/tinfoil/whatever you want to decorate with
  • Podge Glue (found at most craft stores)
  • scissors and exacto knife

First you need to sand the lightswitch plate, not much, just enough to get a rough edge. Than use your Podge glue to glue on whatever you're decorating with (wrappers, wrapping paper etc.). Wait around half an hour for it to dry and than with scissors cut off and access around the edges of the plate. than using the exacto knife cut out the rectangle n the middle, and punch holes where the screws ahould go. Not all you need to do is put it up and Voila!
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missy
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2004 02:39:20 PM »

i did this a few years ago, and used a very similar technique to the one described above with a few minor changes.

I cut mine longer (about 2/3 of an inch) so that there were edges to tape around the back. i used basic masking tape, to keep the whole thing in place, and create full coverage. then i used a glossy spray for the whole thing to make it look almost painted, and give it more polish.

 the only complaint i have is that there was some wrinkling near the corners, and i screwed it in too hard originally and ripped the area around the screws a bit. keep in mind though that this is an extrememe closeup, and they are very minor flaws that almost no one notices.

 here's mine. Smiley

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missy
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2004 02:40:27 PM »

one more thing to note, the tan border on the bottom is not actually tape, but is part of the photo. unfortunately it was slightly too small for the plate, but i liked it too much to not use it. its just from a magazine by the way.
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rainbowbrit
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004 06:51:11 AM »

i love the image you choose, missy!
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missy
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2004 07:48:57 AM »

thanks. its my tribute to diners! Smiley now if only cheese fries fell from the celiing when i flicked it on...*keeps working on that craft*
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xtawdryx
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2004 09:54:07 AM »



I used confetti...  fun fun fun!
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2004 01:17:10 PM »

Sorry no pics... When they came out with I LOVE LUCY stamps I took the one of the sheets that had a pic of her screaming and cut a hole and stuck it on a switch plate. the switch was right in her stomach!!!
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mub
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2004 05:19:47 PM »

Oooh xtwdryx!  That one is really cool... I've been trying to figure out what I could do with my wallplate (it's got the big rocker switches like that), and I couldn't come up with anything neat coz everything I wanted had big patterns!  I really like that =D
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CraftyLea14
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2004 05:09:59 PM »

they're Double Bubble comics

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sheriffkarli
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2004 06:59:12 PM »

wow, i love the confetti, it looks great, i think i'll give it a try  Cheesy
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