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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2019 :  9:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, so I was out working (cleaning) in the Aristocrat..
When I looked at the blah old plug plates...
Well as you know, I can't leave anything unadorned or blinged...

So with some Mod Podge... Voila' cute plug plates...

I had just enough fabric scraps to deco these...


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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2970 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2970 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2019 :  04:43:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what a great way to dress up those plates. woo whoo

Farming in WI

Michele
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2019 :  04:58:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Katemom. What a wonderful idea. Th as no you for sharing. I have a ton of outlets here and really wanted to change them out but it would cost so much.im going to try thst

Lori Beck
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2019 :  2:00:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lori,, scrap booking paper, gift wrap, fabric,, if you can glue... you can do it!
I used white glue to adhere the fabric, let it dry then a thick coating of Mod Podge, let it dry and then I sprayed a coat of varnish on to seal it.
In a pinch, I have used clear nail polish to seal small decopauged items, just takes a bit longer to dry.
Now to have fun..

Oh, and you could print a favorite photo, or sheet music.. ah, the ideas are endless,, and then glue on some ribbon, bling, glitter, button.. what ever your fancy...

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4783 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4783 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2019 :  05:49:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These outlet covers are so fun and perfect for a unique decor! The simplicity of doing this project makes it a great little inexpensive gift too . With my love of apples, I should make a couple for my office area!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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shelbyc
True Blue Farmgirl

71 Posts

shannon
murdale british columbia
Canada
71 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2019 :  06:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace those are so cute, way to go! Years ago, I did all the switches in my Mom's kitchen/dining room with the fronts of seed packages. They looked so nice, I should do my own now! Thanks for posting :-)
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2019 :  12:43:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, do you cut your edges after you glue it on? If so do you use an exacto knife?

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2019 :  3:23:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, I cut the corners like I do fabric, 90" corner, then glue the corners down and fussy finger press the edge down till it stays in place..
Also I use wooden clothes pins to 'clamp' down the fabric/paper along the edges, till dry enough to remove the clothes pins.
I use Tacky glue, but you could use a glue gun(very sparingly) to temp hold the paper/fabric in place.


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2019 :  12:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Grace! I'm still waiting for the perfect fabric or paper that sticks out to me. I'm going to put it in my craft room!

Krista
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jun 06 2019 :  7:30:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our house has more than the average amount of outlets. Ever since I seen what you have done with yours I have been thinking of ideas. I have some wonderful antique books that have fallen apart and the pages are all loose. I think I will use those books to make mine.

When all else fails, look up

Lori Beck
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2019 :  5:32:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
light switch plates, and plug plates are so fun to decorate.

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

629 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
629 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2019 :  4:13:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are too cute. I love the idea. Will have to try this out.

Lori, Love the idea of using antique books! My brain is going a mile a minute.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2019 :  9:00:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I debated as to whether I should add some bling,, I think I will add some flat sparkly rhinestones..


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2019 :  10:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I posted a pic of these 2 plates that Cj made for me...

This one is with paper, buttons and lace...


and do you recognize the candy wrapper?
The ideas are endless... heeheehee...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Edited by - katmom on Jun 10 2019 10:12:15 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2019 :  10:14:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, and don't forget to paint the tops of the screws to match the paper.


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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4464 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4464 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2019 :  07:07:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love them! We have some in Gidget with a "vintage camper" theme. You and I must be cut from the same cloth, girlie!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

Suburban Farmgirl Blog
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2019 :  3:40:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicole,, or from the same 'crafting gene pool'...lol!

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2019 :  12:20:42 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I've covered all the ones in my house, except the one Gracie made me. I used scrapbook paper and clear adhesive backed shelf paper. HOWEVER, those I did for Gracie are finished with about three coats of Mod Podge. I use Alleene's tacky white glue to glue the scrapbook paper to the plate and let it dry good. When using the Mod Podge, let it dry well between coats.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2019 :  10:15:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I still have mine from Cj,, which are displayed proudly in my home...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2019 :  7:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to cover out plug plates when I get time. One thing I noticed about this place when we moved in was the amount of outlets. We have a TON off them. I'm not complaining as I never have to worry about finding one that I can use. What I'm thinking about now is, " Holy cow!!!! It's going to take forever to cover all of these". LOL

Lori Beck
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2019 :  10:48:12 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Lori,
Start with one room at a time. I chose paper that was themed (kinda) for that room and in the living room/kitchen they are neutral colors that coordinate with the color of the walls.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1151 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1151 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2019 :  3:02:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When my husband remodeled a bedroom into a sewing room I made covers using the curtain fabric.


Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13908 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13908 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2019 :  8:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith,, 'sew' cute!!!!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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