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DIY: Socket plate wall art

Who knew socket plates would make great frames for either art or photos?! Well I didn’t. With a bit of crafty mojo you can restyle a socket plate into a gorgeous frame.


  • plastic socket plate
  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brush
  • tissue paper
  • acrylic paint
  • stamps or photos
  • cardboard

Source a plastic socket plate. I chose plastic since it would be easy to decoupage paper to the surface.

Decoupage the surface of the socket plate using pieces of tissue paper and Mod Podge. This doesn’t need to be perfect as I found creating a texture helped give the DIY frame some personality and texture. Allow to dry. Rub paint and foil on the surface to create a frame type finish. Once done add a coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry.

Once the decoupage and paint have dried, trim the edges of your socket plate and cut out the openings. You now have your frame!

Next you’re ready to choose either your photo or art for the frames. I used some stamps of famous paintings for my project.

Use some scrap cardboard for the back of your frame. Trace the socket plate on the cardboard, cut out the cardboard then tape your art or photo to the cardboard. You may need to fiddle a bit to make sure the placement works with the openings in your frame.

Brush Mod Podge on the back of the socket cover then place on cardboard. Allow to dry.

For hanging your socket plate, you can either glue magnets to the back to feature on your fridge or add a wire to feature on your wall.

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