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Competition: Win a £50 gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Etsy with PlastiKote spray paint in our November competition!

With Christmas just around the corner, our thoughts always seem to turn to Metallics. They are so versatile and look really luxurious at this special time. Here are four of our favourites but which is yours? Gold Leaf, Antique Gold, Silver or Copper?

 

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite metallic colour from A. Gold Leaf, B. Antique Gold, C. Silver or D. Copper, together  with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put NOV COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th November. 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 October competition.  Our congratulations to James Holyland from Leicester who correctly guessed that six items had been sprayed. They were the wreath, the face on the pumpkin, BOO! on the doormat and three jar tealight holders.  James wins a £50 Hobbycraft gift voucher.

 

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For the terms and conditions of our November competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more inspirational project ideas!

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How to: create clever storage with PlastiKote Spray Paint

With guests descending and a house full to bursting of all the extras that appear at Christmas, some extra storage is always useful. We’ve come up with an affordable way to add some practical but pretty storage by using PlastiKote spray paint and wooden crates, either bought from hobby stores or recycled old wine boxes.

A crate filled with toiletries, a flannel and towel is a great idea to put in your guest room. Spray them bright colours and use to store some of those toys that might remain untouched once Santa has been. A colourful crate on the windowsill filled with herbs is not only decorative but useful. Or why not fill with homemade goodies for a thoughtful gift for a loved one?

 

You will need

Wooden crate/old wine box

Fine sandpaper if upcycling an old box

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic spray paint

 

Step by Step

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • If upcycling a wine box, gently sand the surface to get rid of any rough bits.
  • Following instructions on the can, apply PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer and allow to dry.
  • When dry, apply the PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic, of your choice – again following instructions on the can. They will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Allow 36 hours for the paint to harden off completely before putting into use.
  • Fill! Here are a few of our ideas…

 

Children’s Tidy Crates

This is a great way to get children to tidy up! We sprayed the front of the crates in Chalkboard and the rest in April Green, Orange and Yellow Gloss. Let the children decide what they want to store in them!

 

Kid's crates

 

Guest Crate

This is a lovely way to present towels and toiletries for your guests. We used Twist & Spray in White Satin.

 

guest crate using White Satin Twist & Spray

 

Herb Crate

Bring colour into your kitchen with these fabulous herb containers. We used Twist & Spray in Hacienda Tile.

 

PlastiKote herb crate - Hacienda Tile Twist _ Spray

Christmas Gift Crate

Why not create your own special gift hampers this Christmas. Metallic sprays give a particularly luxurious finish. We used Metallic Copper.

Christmas gift box using MEtallic Copper

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Instagrammer project: autumn table centre piece with Rosie

Autumn is always such a beautiful time of year and we love finding Instagrammers who know how to make this season really come to life in the home. We found Rosie’s Renovations on Instagram when we were looking for some inspiration and we really appreciate what Rosie is doing. Her projects are creative, thoughtful,  carefully finished and we love the colours she chooses! We recommend you head over there and take a look for yourself

We chose her autumn table centrepiece to feature in this month’s blog. We loved the glow it creates and the way it brings a warmth to the table with just a hint of the festivities to come!

 

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We asked Rosie how she got started and she told us:

My passion for upcycling really began when I moved from a flat into a house and suddenly needed a lot more furniture to fill these extra rooms. I’ve always loved being creative and renovating old furniture for my home proved to be the perfect way to scratch that itch.

Rosie’s Renovations was created earlier this year and I haven’t looked back, from small home accessories and gifts, to dining tables and dressers. I love using spray paints and chalk paints to bring new life to old things.

I love my home to be seasonal and love bringing the outside in. The autumn table centrepiece is something I put together to bring in that autumnal cosy feel. I cut up some faux eucalyptus stems and sprayed with silver glitter spray, the translucent spray still allowed the green to come through which added some nice colour. I then sprayed some pine cones and some berries in silver. Once dry, I fixed everything together using some wire and placed my vase in the middle. I went for neutral sand and a white pillar candle but I’ll probably change this to something more festive before Christmas. 

 

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REader project wreath before and after

 

If you’re looking for inspiration or want to know more about Rosie, visit her Instagram page here.

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Mini make: tin advent calendar with Plastikote spray paint

Have a go at making your own advent calendar this year using tin cans and PlastiKote spray paint.

This is a great way of using up leftover spray paint. Spray 24 clean tin cans, paint or write on numbers 1 to 24, fill with a sweet treat or small gift and cover with tissue held on with ribbon or an elastic band. Looks fabulous stacked or lined up on a staircase. Or why not hide them round the house and make it a treasure hunt every day?

 

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How to: decorate for Autumn with PlastiKote spray paint

Although it’s sad to see the warm weather disappear, there’s something very reassuring about the onset of autumn – cosy nights in front of the fire, snuggling in blankets, hot chocolate and marshmallows…!!

Adding lovely autumnal touches to the home couldn’t be easier with PlastiKote spray paint.

 

Autumn garland

 

Spray dried leaves to make a garland. We used the lovely Orange Gloss from the Twist & Spray range and twinned it with Copper from our Metallic range – warm, autumn colouring with a hint of bling that looks great hung against this dark green wall.

 

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With Halloween in sight, pumpkins make fabulous decoration. Spray with Clear Sealer to help them last well beyond the 31st or spray a colour to match your décor. We love these little gold pumpkins, sprayed with Fast Dry Enamel in Gold Leaf.

 

Gold pumpkins

 

Upcycle glass jars into pretty tea light holders. We made a stencil of a leaf on a sticky label, cut it out and stuck to the glass. A couple of light coats of Twist & Spray Colour were applied and the leaf was peeled off when the paint dried. Pop in some gravel and a tea light, decorate with a raffia tie and there you have it. Simple!

 

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For more Autumn or Halloween project ideas visit our Pinterest page here.

We’ve also got information on our website together with other inspirational ideas for you to try! You can reach our website by clicking here.

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Instagrammer project: Lisa White’s cute storage jars and PlastiKote spray paint

This month we welcome Lisa White, an instagrammer who has really set the bar high when it comes to creativity in the home.  We just love these cute storage jars:

 

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Here’s a quick picture step-by-step:

 

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Lisa’s skills also run to creating her own videos and you can watch the video tutorial for the storage jars here.

We asked Lisa how she got started with her business and with PlastiKote spray paint:

“After being made redundant I decided to take my passion for upcycling from a hobby to a business at the start of 2017 and set up ‘A Twist of Somerset‘.

I am based in a little village at the foot of the Quantock Hills called Nether Stowey and create all of my items from home.

I’m always keen to try a new project – big or small – using a variety of different materials.

Plastikote spraypaint is always something I have in my store, it comes in a range of great colours and is available in small or large cans. The paint is easy to apply, dries quickly and gives a beautiful finish to a project.

This storage jars project was quick and easy to do. It’s also a great way to reuse items found in the home. I used PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel in Gold Leaf. Do watch the YouTube video tutorial  – it shows just how simple this project is!” 

You can also find A Twist of Somerset on Facebook and Twitter. We wish Lisa every success in her venture and look forward to seeing what she tackles next!

Take a look at the PlastiKote website and the many inspirational project ideas for you to try! You can reach our website by clicking here.

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Competition: win £50 Hobbycraft voucher with PlastiKote spray paint

We love making things for Halloween – and we hope to inspire you to create the perfect scene for your trick or treat visitors! We’ve gathered together all our favourite PlastiKote spray paint projects for Halloween in one single image but how many items have we spray painted?

 

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the total number of sprayed items you can see along with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put OCT COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner, with the correct number, at random after the closing date of 31st October. 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 September competition.  Our congratulations to Tessa Davies from Rainworth who chose the Black Satin vase as her favourite. We love it too!  Barbara wins a £50 gift voucher from Ikea.

 

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For the terms and conditions of our October competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more inspirational project ideas!

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Mini make: Halloween ghosts with PlastiKote spray paint

Here’s a really quick and easy leaf make for Halloween using PlastiKote spray paint. Take a can of Fast Dry Enamel white spray paint (or any leftover white spray paint) and spray dried sycamore leaves or similar. Allow to dry before adding eyes with a black marker. A simple Halloween decoration done in a flash! You could also use PlastiKote’s Glow in the Dark for a spectacular effect in the dark!

 

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For more Halloween ideas visit our special Halloween Pinterest page here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more inspirational project ideas!

 

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