Custom Light Switch Cover ~ Each time a new baby is born in our family, my Mom makes the baby a personalized light switch cover and a wooden plaque with a painted angel on it. When my Mom saw the supplies from June’s #12MonthsofMartha she asked right away if she could try out the Crafter’s Clay Nature Starter Kit. She knew it would be perfect for the light switch cover she wanted to make for my brand new nephew Liam. Liam’s bedroom is decorated with owls, so the nature clay kit would be perfect!
How to make a custom light switch cover.
Wooden light switch wall plate (You can get them at the Dollar Store)
Paint & Paint Brushes
Martha Stewart Crafts – Crafter’s Clay Nature Starter Kit
Craft Glue (I used the one from Martha Stewart Crafts)
Step 1: Paint the desired design onto the wooden wall plate. Step 2: Take everything out from the Crafter’s Clay box. Step 3: You’ll need a ball of brown clay and a smaller ball of white clay. (You can use the brown as is, but my Mom desired to have a lighter brown). Step 4: Blend together both balls of clay until they are well blended. Step 5: Roll the clay in a long strip and press it down into the branch mold. Step 6: Make small balls of white, yellow and blue clay. Step 7: Blend together the three colors to get the desired shade of green. Step 8: Press the green clay into the leaf molds. Step 9: Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before taking them out of the mold. Step 10: Use craft glue to glue the clay pieces onto the wall plate. Once dry, you can add some more paint to your light switch plate until you have the desired look.
Voilà, the end result:
Isn’t it ADORABLE?? I’m sure it’s going to look great in Liam’s bedroom!
Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Disclosure: Martha Stewart Crafts sent me supplies in order to create this project. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.