We love a nice, recycled craft as much as the next group which is why this Readymade idea was perfect to do this week.

We all crashed Dorrie’s house, even though she’s away for the week and even left her a little present. More on that in a bit…

 

The materials, ready to go. By the way, this pocket screwdriver with interchangeable bits is handy for light switch removal. Thanks for the swag on my last visit, Mom!

The materials, ready to go. By the way, this pocket screwdriver with interchangeable bits is handy for light switch removal. Thanks for the swag on my last visit, Mom!



Materials

Sam folds like it ain't no thang. Watch out for those sharp edges!

Sam folds like it ain’t no thang. Watch out for those sharp edges!

Can (aluminum)
Scissors
Can opener
Exacto knife and cutting board
Screwdriver

Cocktail of the Night: Anything involving selzer or other canned beverage

0. Make yourself a drink to empty the can and relax a bit.

1. Use the can opener to cut the top off the can. Cut a slit down the side of the can and the bottom off the can using scissors. You essentially want a flat piece of metal.

Dorrie is on vacation. We put this in her house to see how long it would take her to notice... Bonus is this also checks if she reads my blog.

Dorrie is on vacation. We put this in her house to see how long it would take her to notice… Bonus is this also checks if she reads my blog.

2. Hold the switch plate you want to use under the metal piece. Where the screw holes are, tap a screwdriver to make small, appropriately sized holes in the metal.

3. Bend the corners at 45 degree angles to fit around and over the switch plate. See kids, geometry does come in handy!

4. Keep some excess metal to bend around the four sides of the switch plate but cut off the excess before folding.

Note: Soda cans were fine for small switches but the wider ones (two holers) will require a beer can, which is wider.

Double note: Watch out once you cut the can, these edges are sharp!

So for a few minutes of effort, you too can have a conversational light switch. Aren’t you crafty, with rockin home accessories!

Sarah C. showing off her final product. I told her to give me her best 'tada' smile!

Sarah C. showing off her final product. I told her to give me her best ‘tada’ smile!


Use the light switch for the pattern. I tried to freestyle this craft and ended up with an epic fail.

Use the light switch for the pattern. I tried to freestyle this craft and ended up with an epic fail.

Too Cute TuesdayToo Cute Tuesday is a weekly craft night involving a cool craft, a fun cocktail, and good friends. To learn more, see www.facebook.com/toocutetuesday and www.toocutetuesday.com.



Our first in-person workshop in 2+ years is happening September 24!

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