Jun 30, 2014

Washi Tape Outlet Cover Make-Over

Mr. Cookie Puzzle and I are starting to see the end of our new house building project.  I can not tell you how very excited I am...and how TIRED I am.  I will NEVER move again.  I am not cut out for working this hard.  Last week, was us until at least midnight every night, and up again at 5 am for work.  Finally being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel feels pretty good.

Our new how has a very rustic feel, think wood surfaces everywhere and tin accents. That theme is carried out all over the house, except for my cookie craft room.  My cookie/craft room has a very sunny and bright feel, lots of light and "Fun"  I painted the walls a bright yellow.  I have been planning this room for years and I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, and how I wanted it laid out.  I wanted it to look cheery, but I also wanted it to be very practical and efficient. One thing that I knew I wanted was to have all the outlets to be at counter height.  I know that seems odd to many people, but it was a must for me.  I use a lot of different tool to make cookies and to craft, and I wanted to be able to quickly plug in and unplug tools.  The thought of getting down on the floor, and reaching under a table or moving a shelf to unplug my Kopykake or glue gun, well, that did not sound fun to me.  So counter height outlets are all over the room.

Having counter height outlets, meant that they can be seen, so I wanted them to be "cute" "fun" and cheery".
So, I gave them a little fun, with washi tape!

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

Pretty fun right?  I think so.  I have 5 regular outlets, 1 GIF outlet, 1 light switch and one cable outlet in my cookie/craft room, and they all got a little makeover with washi tape.

To make your own, you will need:

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

Outlet covers
Washi Tape
Craft knife
Mod Podge
foam brush

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

Starting at the top, place your first strip of Washi Tape, letting it over hang
the edge of the outlet cover by 1/2 inch, so that you can fold it over the edge, covering the sides.
Then, just keep laying on strips, covering all the way to the bottom.  I just taped
right over the holes.

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

Once it was completely covered, I flipped it over and from the back, I used my
craft knife, and cute a big X in the holes, an folded in the tape, covering the edges
of the holes.  Make sure you use your craft knife to cute a hole where the screw goes.

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

When all the outlets were covered, I gave them all two thin
coats of Mod Podge for protection, letting them dry 
completely  between coats.

Washi Tape Outlet Cover

And just like that, I had fun and cheery outlet covers for my cookie/craft room.

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  1. Too cool! Brilliant idea and would be so easy to personalize any room of the house! Thanks for sharing with our Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  2. Such a cute idea, I love this! I'm into using washi tape and decorative duct tape right now to change up the decor around my house so I'll be trying this out, pinning, thanks. :)

  3. These are so cute! I have only recently begun using washi tape, and I love this stuff! I'm excited to find a new way to use it. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your cookie/craft room!

  4. Now THIS is clever! I've used washi tape a bit, but this is over the top awesomeness! I pinned, tweeted, shared all over and featured your project on my fb page. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  5. I love this project- really adds so much to the cute factor of a room! :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

  6. This is a super awesome idea that's going to save me a ton of money and give my rooms some character!

  7. This is so cute! I love this tape. Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Hey girlie!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesdays last week. Your link is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again, starts tonight @ 8pm CST. http://3glol.net/2014/07/07/teach-tuesday-3glol-11/

    Have a great week!

  9. It became easier for me to have a look at the varieties of rustic outlet cover(s) online by visiting vermontslateplates.com, and choose the best ones under my budget.

  10. I really like this! I'm into using washi tape and pay if you do my assignment decorative duct tape right now to exchange up the decor around my house so I'll be attempting this out


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