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Reader project: a Rose Gold garden with PlastiKote spray paint

A warm welcome to Rachel Morecroft from Hastings who got in touch with PlastiKote spray paints and wowed us with her Rose Gold projects, our Metallic colour of the moment! Rachel came across Rose Gold by chance and emailed us to show how she has been using it…

 

Rose Gold tin can lantern

 

I’m a big fan of spray paint and whilst shopping for some colour spray paint for my much loved wicker chair, I came across Rose Gold. I bought a can, not really knowing what to do with it but loving the colour.

I think the rose gold colour looks great against greenery, so I sprayed a couple of garden ornaments and an old tin can tea light holder I’d made that was green in a previous life.

 

Heart before and after

 

I love the pretty sheen and think these ornaments look fab in the garden. There’s still some left in the can so I’m looking for my next project…”

 

bird before and after

 

We’ve sent Rachel some spray paints to say thank you for these fabulous pictures. If you’ve got any projects you’d like to showcase then do please get in touch. If we feature your project, as a thank you we’ll send you a range of spray paints for your next project! Just email us at info@spraypaintideas.co.uk and tell us what you’ve been working on!

 

 

 

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How to: Wedding bird cage and favour jars with PlastiKote Spray Paint

Rose Gold is the metallic of the moment and Plastikote Spray Paint has come up with some great projects to help you make the most of the trend. If you’re getting married and have chosen this pretty hue as part of your theme, use PlastiKote’s Metallic Rose Gold spray paint for personalised decorations – vases, frames, cake stands, favours jars, table settings. Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 

You will need:

Birdcage (we got this one from Hobbycraft)

Small glass jars

Newspaper/dust sheets

Lace

Double sided tape

PlastiKote Metallic in Rose Gold

 

how to before

 

How to: 

  • Make sure the jars and birdcage are clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, mask your spraying area with newspaper or dust sheets.
  • For the favours jars, wrap a length of lace around the jar using the double-sided tape to fix it in place.
  • Spray a couple of fine layers of Metallic Rose Gold, following instructions on the can.

 

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  • Remove the lace when just dry and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with sweet treats, chutney or jam!
  • Spray the birdcage as above and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with baby’s breath or foliage of your choice.

 

How to interior final pic

 

Rose Gold is also available in our 100ml Fast Dry Enamel sprays – ideal for smaller projects or crafts.

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Competition: win a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Ikea in our July competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We love our junk shop finds and upcycling preloved items to create a unique object d’art or piece of home décor. Here’s an interesting set of keys we found –  but what did we turn them into?

 

1b - Key Windchime before

 

It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer: A mini garden sculpture B quirky photo frame or C wind chime along with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk, JULY COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random from those who guessed the correct upcycle after the closing date of 31st July. Good luck!

We run a competition every month, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our June competition and our congratulations to  Sheena Batey from Shrewsbury. Sheena correctly identified April Green as the correct spray paint colour and receives a £50 Hobbycraft gift card. Congratulations Sheena!

 

5 - Frame after

 

For the terms and conditions of our July competition click here.

 

 

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How to: create lace flower jars for your wedding day

Give your wedding day a personalised look and save money with PlastiKote spray paint. Transforming glass jars into pretty lace vases is quick and easy – and they will look so beautiful on your reception tables!

 

You will need:

Mason jar or similar

Newspaper/dust sheets

Lace

Double sided tape

Twist & Spray Colour in White Satin

 

How to:

  • Make sure the jar is clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, mask your spraying area with newspaper or dust sheets.
  • Wrap a length of lace around the jar using double-sided tape to fix it in place.

 

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  • Spray a couple of fine layers of Twist & Spray Colour in White Satin, following instructions on the can.

 

Jar being sprayed with PlastiKote Twist and Spray in White Satin

 

  • Remove the lace when just dry and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with wedding flowers!

 

Lace jar after 1

 

Lace jar after 2

 

There’s lots of colours to choose from in the Twist & Spray range – or you could use one of the Metallic range – Rose Gold, Silver, Gold and Copper to name but a few.

 

For more great wedding day ideas using PlastiKote spray paint click here to go to our Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest.

 

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Mini makes: Wedding favour jars with PlastiKote spray paint

These wedding favours jars are so easy to make and PlastiKote spray paint offers a wide range of colours to complement your wedding scheme. We got the glass jars from Hobbycraft but you can pick up similar ones in many kitchen and craft shops. Choose one or more colours from PlastiKote’s Twist & Spray Colour range to match the wedding’s theme and spray the lids. Fill the jars with sweets, chocs, homemade pickle, jams, mini eggs for an Easter wedding, chocolate snowballs for a Christmas one – there’s so much to choose from! When the lids are completely dry, pop them back on the jars. Finish with a ribbon or raffia bow. Your guests will be delighted!

 

wedding favours 2

 

For more great wedding day ideas using PlastiKote spray paint click here to go to our Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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Competition: win a £50 Hobbycraft gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Hobbycraft in our June competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

Here’s a very affordable idea for Father’s Day: decorate a Hobbycraft maché frame using left-over spray paint and finish with washi tape for a distinctive look. But what colour did we use from the Twist & Spray Colour range?

 

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It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer: A Lawn Green B Hunter Green or C April Green with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk, with JUNE COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random from those who guessed the correct green colour after the closing date of 30th June. Good luck! And don’t forget, Father’s Day is on Sunday 18th June.

We run a competition every month, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our May competition and our congratulations to Nancy Bradford from Daventry. Nancy correctly identified the detail as part of a garden gate and receives a £50 Etsy gift card. Congratulations Nancy!

 

PlastiKote garden gate

 

For the terms and conditions of our June competition click here.

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Reader project: wedding birdcage and table number frames

Hats off to Verity Lambert who wowed us with her clever recycling of a birdcage and table number frames, using PlastiKote spray paint, for her wedding day. We invited her to tell us about her recycling projects:

“For the table number frames, I sprayed them in a creamy white colour using Plastikote spray paint – when I found them online they were originally painted in a very bright pink colour! This wasn’t to my taste or in keeping with my wedding colours of creamy white and green.

I carefully removed the backs of the frames and the glass, then sprayed the frames with four coats of paint. Once dry I put back the glass and frame backs into the frames with the printed paper table number inserts enclosed.

 

Reader pic before

 

WEdding table numbers afterwards

 

I found the birdcage some years ago – we were driving through a pretty village and I spotted it in the window of a charity shop. I asked my partner to stop the car, ran into the shop and bought it!! It languished at my mother’s for years but I retrieved it just before the wedding because I knew it would make a beautiful card holder.

I cleaned it down with a soft brush, filled and sanded any small cracks and then sprayed it with Plastikote spray paint in Leafy Rise, my favourite colour in the Twist & Spray range.

I also spray painted a little wooden heart and wrote ‘cards’ on it using a chalk marker pen. I attached an olive green ribbon and tied it onto the cage. We used the birdcage at our wedding to receive the lovely cards from our kind guests.”

 

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For more great wedding day ideas using PlastiKote spray paint click here to go to our Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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