Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

There are very few certainties in life, but I’m pretty sure this IS certain: If you walk into any Habitat ReStore, you’ll find a plethora of switchplate covers. Light switches, wall plates, outlet covers, in plastic, wood, and metal. So, I decided to do some Christmas ornament crafting with a few of them for my latest project on the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.

Switchplate covers at Habitat ReStore in Charlotte NC

They are SO plentiful and SO inexpensive, that they just seemed destined for an upcycling project. You know how much I love repurposing items that are easy to find in thrift stores, after all.

So, I decided to play around with a few them and transform them into super simple Christmas ornaments that anyone could make.

This project is sponsored by the Charlotte Region ReStore(s).

Upcycling the Wall Switch Plates

See what I mean, though? There are a LOT of them at Habitat ReStores. And if you dig a little, you can find all sorts of different ones to keep it interesting.

Wall switch plates and outlet plates at Habitat ReStore Charlotte

After hitting up a couple of my favorite Charlotte Region ReStore(s), I ended up with a fun collection of different switchplate covers. 

Wall switch plates for Christmas ornament crafting

After I toyed around with a few ideas, I settled on my plan for some Christmas ornament crafting. And the end result?

Fun, simple, colorful Christmas ornaments that literally ANYONE could make!

Christmas ornament crafts for kids with switchplate covers

These are definitely the kind of Christmas craft project that you could do with the kids or grandkids to keep them occupied leading up to Christmas!

If you are interested in the full tutorial for making Christmas ornaments from switchplate covers, please pop on over to the Charlotte Region ReStoreโ€™s blog post! All the details and step-by-step photos can be found on their website- thanks for understanding!

Upcycling ideas with Habitat Restore Charlotte Region

This idea for Christmas ornament crafting would be great for a virtual Girls’ Night In over Zoom, too. Grab a glass of wine, log on to your virtual craft party, and enjoy some “Only in 2020” type of fellowship.

Outlet plates as Christmas ornaments

Make sure you head over to the Charlotte Region ReStore blog post for a second holiday idea for these switchplate covers, too!

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

The craft stores are filled with all sorts of festive supplies that you can use on this project. But, it’s just as likely that you have crafty bits and ephemera that would be perfect for it, as well.

Easy Christmas ornaments for kids

And doesn’t an outlet plate work wonderfully as a little picture frame ornament? I think I need to make one of Mr. Seasongoods and I next, don’t you?

Outlet plate as a picture frame ornament

I hope you enjoyed this super simple idea for Christmas ornament crafting with wall switch plates! And as always, I appreciate your understanding that the full tutorial is on the ReStore blog, and not mine.

Christmas ornament crafting with switchplate covers

Think of these as decorating calorie-free Christmas cookies! Ok, not as tasty, but you won’t need to walk on the “dreadmill” afterwards, so that’s a plus!

Thank you for indulging me once again with my latest idea for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog! It’s so exciting for me to work with one of my favorite thrift stores each month.

Interested in another fun and easy idea for Christmas ornament crafting? Check out this “snow” ornament I made with clear glass ball ornaments before you go!

Snow ornaments from clear ornament balls

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. You had me at switchplate covers. I thought, “what in the world is she up to now?” Your vision for upcycling is amazing, Sarah. Great job!

  2. OMG, you are just brilliant, this is a fabulous project!

  3. “If I could only have YOUR brain” !!! This is such a great idea and sooo simple and soooo very, dangfully cute!!! Sadie, you never cease to amaze me! Merry Christmas!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

  4. Robyn Wright says

    Excellent Idea! I especially like the wood/poinsettia one as it looks like a picture frame on the edges.

  5. You always come up with the coolest ideas, Sarah, these are awesome!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so much! I’m hoping it’s a good one for folks to do with mid-age kids! (I’m not exactly an expert on kid crafts, LOL.)

  6. Rebecca Payne says

    How creative. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. What a great idea! I probably have 20 of these in my garage, because “you never know when you’re going to need an old cracked discolored socket cover again”. Now I can actually use them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Haha, right?? Ironically enough, we have a bunch of white outlets on hand! I clearly overcounted when we were modernizing the old house from all almond stuff to white switches and outlets! LOL

  8. This is so creative and the perfect repurpose for light switch covers! I especially love the one with the kitties <3 I hope you have the best Christmas!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so very much, Michelle. Sending you virtual hugs and the merriest of Christmases to you and yours, as well!

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