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DIY Glitter Switch Plates!

Updated on November 17, 2013

Step By Step:

  1. I gathered all of my supplies together on my crafting table.
  2. I then layed down a garbage bag and brown paper bag to catch any stray glitter and keep the mod podge off of my table.
  3. Taking the painting sponge I covered the plain switch plate in mod podge.
  4. After covering the switch plate with mod podge i gently poured glitter as evenly as I could over the switch plate.
  5. After letting the mod podge dry for a little while I carefully picked up the plate and shook off the extra glitter.
  6. I sprayed my finished switch plate with a clear shiny sealer just to add extra security.

What You Will Need:

  • Switch Plate
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter color of choice
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Garbage bag or newspaper

Quote That Glitter:

"When you're around me, you're gonna get glitter on you."


"Note to self: Never leave home without glitter."

-Adrienne Kress


What is your favorite color of glitter?

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A Little More Information:

I got the idea for the glitter switch plate when I saw some for sale on Etsy and I thought "Yah know. I'll just bet I can do that on my own, and for cheaper!"

I decided to use green glitter because the theme of my room at that time was Mardi Gras and I had purple walls. If you don't know too much about Mardi Gras, the colors are Purple, Green, and Gold.

What my switch plate looked like before.
What my switch plate looked like before.

Quick and Easy Helpful Hints:

Luckily this project is surprisingly clean. And it did not use as much glitter as I thought.

  • It only took about 10 minutes (not including drying time).
  • I just folded the brown paper bag in half and used it as a funnel to pour the extra glitter back into the container.
  • Be sure to wash the mod podge out of your brush or sponge quickly or it could ruin it.
  • I bought my supplies at Walmart. Some other places you can buy them though are Craft Warehouse, and some online stores.

The switch plate before I removed the excess glitter.
The switch plate before I removed the excess glitter.

Some Humor:

When my 3 year old nephew Landon saw my glitter switch plate on the wall he thought it was the coolest thing. He even told me "I want one of these when I'm a girl!"

Almost There!

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my very first hub! I hope it was helpful!

The completed glitter switch plate up on the wall!
The completed glitter switch plate up on the wall!


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    • BigBlue54 profile image


      4 years ago from Hull, East Yorkshire

      Thanks Rebecca. I will let my daughter know. :)

    • Rebecca Jensen profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Jensen 

      4 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you. Yes, feel free to! I'm always happy to share ideas with people :)

    • BigBlue54 profile image


      4 years ago from Hull, East Yorkshire

      What a great idea Rebecca. One of my daughters teaches crafts and she has been looking for ideas for children. If it okay by you I will mention it to her. :)

    • Rebecca Jensen profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Jensen 

      4 years ago from Western Oregon, USA

      Thank you! It's super easy even for kids, I hope they like it too!

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 

      4 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I think my kids would love to do this craft for their light switch plates. Nicely done!


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