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Picture-Perfect Ornament

Get the hang of this picturesque project featuring a repurposed switchplate.


Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Paintbrush
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Q-tip


  • Brainerd wall plate (#8709)
  • Elmer's 1/2-pint wood filler (#214588)

Valspar paint samples:

  • Gecko (#CI 236)
  • Sprinkler (#CI 250)
  • Cherry Pickin' (CI# 221)

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Step 1

Fill one of the screw holes in the switchplate with wood filler. Let dry and sand smooth.

Step 2

Paint the switchplate in your choice of colors and let dry. (We added some decorative floral touches with a Q-tip.)

Step 3

Thread a ribbon through the remaining screw hole.

Step 4

Tape a picture of your loved ones to the back of the switchplate -- then it's hang time!