Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Light Switch Frames


With Father's Day coming up this weekend, I did my usual, made my husband something involving the boys. I have been waiting to use this idea for awhile now, but didn't know what pictures to put it in. So I was super excited when I came up with the idea to use letters!!


This is how I made it:
1) I took three light switch plates


2) I then cut the center piece out using a saw

3) I then glued paper onto the light switch
4) I then cut out the middle and distressed the edges and then put mod podge all over it

5) I then decorated all the plates and then connects them with a notebook ring. I thought that it would be cute with ribbon too

6) Connect all three plates together


7) Then add some adorable pictures and that's it!!

Because this is for my husband's desk at work, I'm going to cover the back of the light switches with paper, so it doesn't look so bad from the back.

19 comments:

Mamarazzi said...

those are ADORABLE i am bookmarking this and making some of my own. seriously darling!!

Chris said...

Wow! How creative you are! That is just so cute! :)

Van said...

Very cute- and resourceful, too! Who needs to buy new frames when you can make them instead?!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is one of my favorite projects for sure- how clever! they look great and i love how you linked them together.

Sarah said...

I love this idea! I definitely wanna do this, too!!

Lori S. said...

Absolutely adorable idea! Love it!!!

~Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

Life in Rehab said...

Very precious. But then you have an unfair advantage, because those boys are EDIBLE.

Scrappy Gifts said...

those are adorable! So clever!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Fantastic idea!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
{Rebekah}

Robyn said...

That is absolutely adorable...he will love it! I LOVE IT! Your little men are just dolls!

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

I absolutely LOVE that. there are so many possibilities with it. Thanks for sharing.

The Harris Family said...

How clever. This turned out so cute. I can't wait to try this

Leslie said...

Ok Chick can you get any cuter? What a FABULOUS idea! I definitely need to make this! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Lanie Ree said...

Aww, this is so cute. I really love the paper you used, and the distressing.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

PS. Your boys are adorable :)

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness this is a cute idea! Very creative to use the switch plates as frames.

MICHELL said...

Oh my!! I LOVE this!! I seen your pic over on NOT SO CRAFTY....I'm trying to find that necklace you are wearing....Did you make it?? Is it a washer necklace?? LOVE it!

Michelle L. said...

Those are so cool! I love the ring connectors - I have tons of those. You are a cheapskate after my own heart!!

Leslie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this cute idea on Hoo's got talent this week! Feel free to grab the I've got talent button!

Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

super cute and looks relatively easy too!