DECORATIVE LIGHT SWITCH COVERS
Add that finishing touch to a renovated room. Child’s room, Guest room, Bathroom or Entertainment room or any other room that requires that personalised touch.

MATERIAL NEEDED

Wooden decoupage light switch cover. (available at any craft shop)
Dala Craft Paint
Plastic coated adhesive stickers
Dala Glitter Liners
Dala Polyurethane Hard Varnish
Serviette (own choice)
Picture cut-outs (Wrapping paper)

EQUIPMENT

Paint Brush
Ear Bud
Sponge
Sand Paper (Fine)

METHOD
  1. Using fine sandpaper, sand edges and flat sides of wooden light switch cover to remove rough edges.
  2. Using Dala Craft Paint, paint entire light switch cover, including the edges. Allow to dry and apply second coat at 90 degrees to first coat.
  3. Wet sand the front cover. (Fine sand paper dipped in water and sunlight liquid solution.) Rub the sand paper over the painted surface with a gentle circular motion.
  4. Wipe excess water off and hair dry to ensure that it is totally dry.
  5. Apply 3rd coat of craft paint at 90 degrees to previous coat and allow to dry. (3rd coat is only required when using lighter shades of paint)
Variations:

BOY’S ROOM
  1. Use Dala Craft Paint (neon yellow) when painting entire light switch.
  2. Stick adhesive stars onto the yellow paint and press all corners down firmly to ensure they are stuck down very well.
    (Tip: Stars must have a plastic finish to them – it sticks better to the wood than those with a paper finish.)
  3. Apply Dala Craft Paint (navy blue) over stars and yellow paint, ensuring that no excess paint accumulates around the stickers.
  4. Apply second coat of navy Craft Paint at 90 degrees to first coat and allow to dry. (Apply third coat if required.)
  5. Pull stickers off to reveal the neon yellow shapes.
  6. Apply Dala Hard Varnish over entire surface, using a piece of sponge. Allow to dry.
  7. Apply second coat of varnish if required.
GIRL’S ROOM
  1. Cut out required pictures from wrapping paper and decide where each picture must be stuck.
  2. Apply layer of Dala Podge onto painted surface and, while podge is wet, apply podge to reverse side of picture and place it in the desired position. Dip index finger into podge and smooth it over the picture working from inside to the outside. Apply Dala Podge over entire surface using index finger, ensuring that podge layer is even.
  3. Allow to dry and apply another layer of podge at 90 degrees to the first layer.
  4. Continue adding layers at 90 degrees until pictures are “sunken” by the podge. (5 layers should be sufficient)
  5. Apply Dala Hard Varnish (with a sponge) and allow to dry. Second coat of Hard Varnish may be applied if necessary.
  6. Decorate with Dala Craft liners and Dala Glitter liners.
ENTERTAINMENT ROOM
  1. Cut out desired pictures from a serviette. Holding a piece of prestik in each hand, pull the layers of the serviette away from each other until only one layer remains.
  2. Apply Dala Podge to the light switch cover as well as the reverse side of the serviette.
    (Important: Both surface must be wet when you apply serviette to your light switch cover. Serviettes are very delicate and must be treated carefully to avoid tearing. Ensure that your fingers have podge on them to prevent tearing)
  3. Position serviette picture and smooth it out with Dala podge on your finger. Work carefully from inside outwards and cover entire area.
  4. Allow to dry and apply another layer of podge at 90 degrees to the first layer.
  5. Apply 4 layers of podge in total and allow to dry between each layer.
  6. Apply Dala Hard Varnish (with a sponge) and allow to dry. Second coat of Hard Varnish may be applied if necessary.
  7. Decorate with Dala Craft Liners.
Unscrew your outdated PLASTIC light switches and replace them with your CRAFTY new hand-made light switch covers. It will draw the attention of your guests and make you the envy of your friends.