Subtle DIYs to your home can sometimes be the most rewarding. Here’s one that will turn your plain, white switchplates into works of art. And, it’s the kind of project the whole family can have fun with.
This particular switchplate art is Harry Potter-themed, with the spells for light (lumos) and dark (nox) painted on the plate. If you or your child is a fan of Harry Potter, there are fun times ahead. This bewitching DIY was carried out by a Lancaster local with an eye for unique arts and crafts.
You probably already have a switchplate on hand, but if you need to pick one up, there are shelves of switchplates in all sizes in the ReStore. For the craft items necessary, just go to your local arts and crafts store and pick everything up.
Plain white switchplate cover
Acrylic paint (blue, white, light blue, orange, grey, and yellow)
Start with plain white switchplate cover.
Paint top half with white acrylic paint and bottom half with blue acrylic paint.
Use circular stencil to trace shape of sun and moon.
Paint top half of circle yellow and bottom half white.
Use sponge to blend light blue paint around the top edge.
Add orange and white details to sun and grey details to moon.
Add lumos and nox lettering with fine brush.
Wait for paint to dry before painting a coat of acrylic varnish.
Now your switchplate is ready to go!