Keeping it Simple: Light Switch DAD Frame

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Light Switch DAD Frame

Father's Day is this Sunday!!  Not sure how that happened.  Do you need a quick and easy idea for the man in your life?  Here is a great one that I made my for my husband this year.  
Light Switch DAD frame
This is how I made the frame:
You'll need some light switches and book rings and then some fun vinyl to decorate them with.  
Light Switch DAD frame (2)
With some scissors, I cut out the middle piece.  
Light Switch DAD frame (3)
Then I used Expressions Vinyl's yummy patterned vinyl.  Love all the different colors!
Light Switch DAD frame (1)
I traced the light switch onto the back of the vinyl.  
Light Switch DAD frame (4)
Then I cut it out with scissors.  Make sure to cut the vinyl a little bigger than what you traced, so you can wrap it around the edges.  
Light Switch DAD frame (5)
For the middle one, I took the fun polka dot vinyl and cut it into strips that were around 1/2" wide.  Then I placed them onto the switch at a diagonal.  
Light Switch DAD frame (6)
Once they were all covered with vinyl, I poked through the holes and added the book rings.  
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I added a few embellishments.  
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For the pictures, I cut out a D and A out of cardboard.  Then I took some pictures of my kids.  Aren't they adorable?  I love how these turned out!  Surprisingly they actually cooperated and I didn't have to take over 100 pictures.  
DAD
I made them all black and white and then printed them off and put them in the back of the frame.  
Light Switch DAD frame (14)
And that's it!  They are so fun!
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I can't wait for my husband to put it on his office desk!
Light Switch DAD frame (15)



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16 comments:

{ amy } said...

SO cute!! I would love it if you would link up at my {Work It Wednesday} linky party!!

xo
amy
http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-linky-party/

Audra Day said...

I would NEVER have thought to use light switch covers as frames. You've changed how I look at them, LOL. Love it.

Britney Mills said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Milena Yancheva said...

So cute! Great idea!
Greetings from Bulgaria!

Kari at Newlyweds on a Budget said...

What a great idea! Awesome way to repurpose this. Thanks for sharing!

Debra Hawkins said...

So cute! I would never have guessed they were light switch plates. LOVE!

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Very cute. I love the twine and button details.

bonniegetchell said...

This is so adorable!! Love it!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Kelly Vicencio said...

That is thinking out of the box! Great idea and so cute.

Kelly Vicencio said...

That is thinking out of the box! Great idea and so cute.

Leanne said...

Those are so cute! Pinned!

Claudine from ReStory.ca said...

Cute!!!

The Joys of Boys said...

This is so cute! I love this idea. Pinned to my Father's Day board. Thanks for stopping by The Joys of Boys today! New follower.

The Joys of Boys said...

This is so cute! I love this idea. Pinned to my Father's Day board. Thanks for stopping by The Joys of Boys today! New follower.

Phat Quarters said...

Brilliant idea! I think it would work great with washi tape too!

kaylynnczy said...

DARLING!!!