Glittered Resin Switch Plate DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun resin craft. Make an especially unique switch plate cover using glitter and resin. Customize the color of glitter and top it off with High Gloss Resin for a smooth and shiny finish. It’s a simple DIY craft that takes a few minutes of work time and overnight drying.
- Switch Cover or Electrical Cover
- Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin
- Glitter in variety of colors/sizes
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Mod Podge or Ultra Seal
- 2 Mixing Cups, 2 Stirring Sticks, Disposable gloves and disposable work surface
If you look around the house, you are likely to find a few switch plates that could use a facelift. Mine is dirty and scuffed, so a glittery update is just what it needed. Simply clean the plate with rubbing alcohol to remove dirt and oil build up.
To make the ombre glitter effect, pour out a hefty amount of glitter on the lower half of the switch plate. I used aqua glitter, my favorite color. Then gently lift up the switch plate to dump all the excess glitter off onto the work surface. Lift the paper and pour the glitter back into the jar.
Pour on Resin:
Now set the switch plate on top of some small cups as risers. Then mix up about 1 ounce of high gloss resin. I mixed a giant cup full to use with another project, so disregard the quantity pictured. Just an ounce is plenty for the top of the switch plate.
Use the stirring stick to pour out some of the high gloss resin all over the glitter. Allow it some time to soak in around the glitter. The resin is self leveling and will work it’s way around the plate. Encourage it with the stirring stick to cover the entire top of the switch plate. Let the resin dry and cure overnight.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.