Tuesday, June 29, 2010

DIY- Funky Light switch


I saw this light switch at a friends house last year, so I have been making different versions of it ever since. Yet my favorite version is still the cheezy Fuego love scenes. They are SO funny. The light switch just fits so perfectly on the picture...if you know what i'm sayin. Well here is what you will need:

paint brush
light covers
cheezy love scenes
(you can get these from the
front of
romance novels at the thrift store)
buttons or trinkets.
metal clips.
hot glue gun

1. Score the front of the light switch with some sandpaper.
2. Next cover the light switch in a light layer of glue and place the magazine cover
over the front. Fold over the edges and clip them with the metal clips.
3. Hot glue the back of the folded paper so that it stays put.
4. Glue on your trinkets and buttons to the front of the light switch, then cover with two coats of polyurethane.

These are perfect for birthday gifts or prank gifts. You can really personalize them with different magazine clippings and vintage photographs. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Haha these are really funny & cute!

  2. wow, what a brilliantly funny idea (:

  3. Wow this brings back memories! I used to collage light switches back in junior high. I used the clear kind and put the collage on the inside so the finish was still smooth. Love the romance novel idea... I have a friend I need to make one for!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Can't wait to read your archives now :) xox Molly

  4. Those are so cool! Wish I could do that to every light switch in my house!

    Also....I've given you an award. Check it out on my blog :)

  5. What a great idea! These are looks so cool :)


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