Happy December, fellow ReStore shoppers. It’s Sarah of www.sadieseasongoods.com again, with a new upcycling project idea to share with you!
Seeing as it’s December, I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas project for you that was easy, fun to do with the kids, and used something you can find at every Charlotte Region ReStore: Switch Plate Covers! There are TONS of them available and they are super cheap, which makes them an ideal craft supply. So, let’s make some ornaments for the tree with them!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Light switch covers/outlet covers (plastic, wood, or metal- your choice!)
- Paint (Spray or brush-on with a paint brush)
- Decorations (Stickers, gift wrap, old Christmas cards, etc.)
- Craft glue and/or decoupage glue and brush
- Twine, ribbon, string, or heavy-duty thread (whatever you have on hand)
- Craft scissors
- Drill and small bits (Optional)
- Felt (Optional)
Make sure you have a safe, well-ventilated space to use your spray paint. If you use a drill to make additional holes in plastic or wood switch plate covers, please wear appropriate safety gear (goggles, work gloves, etc.) and use caution while drilling.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
These DIY ornaments are a great activity for the kids or grands, too. And, the blank wall plates would be fabulous as reusable gift tags, as well. Simply paint them with chalkboard paint, write the to/from with chalk or a chalk pen, and tie to a gift!
Are you feeling these DIY Christmas ornaments? We would love to see how you’d personalize them to your taste! Take a snap and tag us ( @cltregionrestore and @sadieseasongoods ) with the hashtag #ReStoreOrnaments !