fact: there are scraps of vintage fabrics strewn about the house. i can never seem to part with even the tiniest bit.
fact: for months, the light switches in our sunroom has been without a cover. it was misplaced during the renovations and had yet to be replaced.
one thing led to another...
WHAT YOU NEED: fabric scraps, a switchplate (they are stock items at most hardware stores; this one cost < $2), Mod Podge (i used Fabric Mod Podge, but regular Mod Podge would also work fine), a paintbrush, wax paper or freezer paper (to protect your work surface), and a craft knife + self-healing cutting mat.
HOW TO MAKE: lay out your fabric scraps in a way that makes you happy. place a piece of wax/freezer paper on your work surface. brush a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the switch plate, then apply a fabric scrap to the surface, smoothing out any air bubbles with your fingers. apply another coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric scrap. repeat this process with the remaining scraps to cover the entire top surface of the switch plate, including the openings. allow to dry overnight on a piece of wax/freezer paper. when dry, place the switch plate onto a self-healing cutting mat with the right side facing down. use a craft knife to carefully cut out the excess fabric that covers the openings for the switches, plugs and screws. use appropriate hardware to fasten the switchplate to the wall. super simple + love!