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Project

Candy-Wrapper Decoupage

The day after Halloween you'll probably have tons of candy left over; after you enjoy your treats, don't discard the wrappers -- you can use them in this great decoupage craft.

Materials

  • White light-switch plates
  • Candy or bubble gum wrappers
  • Iron, to remove creases from wrappers
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage
  • Martha Stewart Crafts gel sealer
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • Utility knife

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Flatten wrappers by ironing them at a low temperature.

  2. Step 2

    Cut wrappers to desired shape; you could line them up to make a graphic pattern or overlap them in a more random way.

  3. Step 3

    Rub wrapper with Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage.

  4. Step 4

    Apply to switch plate.

  5. Step 5

    Rub out wrinkles with bone folder or fingers.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat process until entire switch is covered.

  7. Step 7

    Using a utility knife, make an X over the switch opening; fold over and glue in place on back of plate. If there is excess along the edges, fold under and glue in place. Punch screw through covered screw hole.

  8. Step 8

    Seal entire plate with Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue.

  9. Step 9

    Let dry for about 20 minutes.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2007

Reviews (5)

  • Rebekah_Kremer 2 Oct, 2011

    I made a decoupage picture frame a few years ago with the Halloween candy wrappers that my daughter got from trick or treating. Then I put a picture of her in her costume in it. Dollar store frames are great for decoupage projects!

  • NZDomesticGoddess 6 Feb, 2011

    Love it, I am so going to decoupage my light switches in my party room like this!!!

  • suzy2423 10 Sep, 2010

    Wonder what other things I can do this theme with?

  • Queenpink2009 25 Feb, 2010

    looks so adorable

  • mrsbuckley 30 Oct, 2008

    I just love this idea. I am planning on converting my basement to a game room and this is a perfect idea for such a room.