DIY Scalloped Light Switch Cover

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Tired of boring light switch covers? Why not make a DIY scalloped light switch cover for your home? This cute light switch cover can be painted to match any decor.

I used my xTool M1 laser cutter for this project because it makes cutting wood so easy!

pink scallop light switch with vase of dried florals

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The idea for a scalloped light switch cover came to me in the middle of the night and I knew that I had to make it! It’s even cuter than I expected and I love it so much.

I’m always on the lookout for cute light switch covers. I’m not sure if you’ve ever priced specialty light switch covers, but they are expensive.

And to be honest, there aren’t a lot of places that make cute ones. So it’s fun to make your own light switch covers!

This scallop design is really simple and makes a perfect first project when you get a laser cutter. Wood is one of the easier things to cut and you will be so thrilled with the results.

pink scalloped light switch cover and vase of dried flowers

DIY Scalloped Light Switch Cover

Supplies Needed:

  • xTool M1
  • Basswood
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cut file (Located at the bottom of this post)

I used acryla gouache for this project because that’s what I had on hand, but almost any paint would work. Just use smooth paintbrush strokes. Spray paint would also work nicely. For a shiny finish, I would prime the wood first.

paint and wood light switch cutter
  1. Cut the wood as usual with the xTool. If you’re new to xTool, be sure to check out this tutorial for how to use the xTool M1. xTool cutting wood light switch cutter
  2. Remove any spare bits of wood and discard. wooden scalloped light switch cover
  3. If the edges of the wood are dirty, they can be wiped clean with a paper towel.
  4. Paint the wood using smooth brushstrokes. Since basswood is very thin, don’t use a lot of water. painting light switch cover pink
  5. Paint the edges if desired. edges of light switch cover
  6. Apply a 2nd coat of paint after the first one dries. Light colors may require 3 coats of paint. pink light switch cover with laser cut scalloped edge
  7. If you’re worried about wear, add a clear coat to the wood. I like polycrylic because it’s easy to use.
  8. Let the paint dry completely before installing the light switch cover. pink scalloped light switch cover installed on white wall

I love it so much!!

pink scalloped light switch cover with vase of dried flowers

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