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Mini make: upcycle catering tin cans with PlastiKote spray paint

Besides feeding lots of people, here’s another great reason to buy catering-size cans of food – they make fantastic planters! It’s also a great way of using up leftover PlastiKote spray paint.

Make sure the cans are  clean and dry before applying a couple of coats of Twist & Spray Colour. They’ll last all summer and, if you take them in over the winter, you can plant them up next spring. Here’s some of our ideas – if you also like our tin can bug in the final picture you can find out how to make it here.

 

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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!

 

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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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Mini makes: summer dining ideas from PlastiKote spray paint

We’re starting to think about alfresco dining now that it seems summer is finally here! Bright fluorescents look fab on a summer table and it’s easy and affordable to do with PlastiKote spray paint. Spray paper doilies with the Fluorescent colour of your choice and allow to dry. Instant table mats that look stunning – inside or out.

 

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A terracotta pot sprayed with Fluorescent makes a great centerpiece and so useful for cutlery, napkins, even to carry the condiments out to the barbecue! Our top tip for terracotta is to use Twist & Spray Primer as terracotta is very porous.

 

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Want to know more? Head over to our Pinterest page ‘Garden Glory‘ for step by step pictures on spray painting a terracotta pot and other great outdoor ideas.

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Top tip: from trash to treasure with PlastiKote spray paint

It can be surprising what some people throw away.  Sometimes because they’ve fallen out of love with it or it doesn’t match a room revamp. Well, their trash could become your treasure! Scour junk shops, boot fairs, even the local tip for things that others have discarded that you could recycle with PlastiKote spray paint – everything from tables and chairs to vases and frames.

 

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Top tip: for children’s toys and furniture use new Hydro from PlastiKote spray paint

Looking to revamp your children’s bedroom but worried about which paint to use? Now, thanks to PlastiKote spray paint, you can safely redecorate or recycle children’s toys and furniture! Hydro spray paint is water-based and has 90% less solvents! It can be safely used in the nursery or the playroom and comes in 7 great colours and includes a primer and a sealer.

We’ve used it on this child’s table and chairs. What a difference it makes!

 

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Mini makes: feather wall hanging with PlastiKote spray paint

Here’s a simple mini-make using PlastiKote spray paint.

Take a pack of feathers from a craft shop or collect a few on a winter’s walk. Use masking tape to mask off the ends or make a striped pattern, then spray. We used PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel in Gold Leaf and Copper Metallic but you could use any colour or metallic that you have or that matches your décor. Attach with string to a small branch and hang in pride of place! So simple but so effective!

 

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Top tips: Homemade Christmas decorations with PlastiKote spray paint

Nothing is more satisfying than making your own decorations and displaying them round your home. And we love nothing more than finding new ways to express our creativity with PlastiKote spray paint. So our tip this month is a Christmas one.  Take one can of 100ml can of Fast Dry Enamel spray paint (around £3.99), find bits and pieces found around the home and garden and make your own sparkling decorations that won’t cost a fortune.

For the less experienced crafter, spray paint dried leaves, ivy, fruit or frames and decorate your table, walls and Christmas trees. Use colour or metallic, whichever suits your theme.

 

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If you’re a more experienced crafter, make salt dough decorations or this cute little pasta angel. We’d love to hear your ideas so do get in touch at info@spraypaintideas.co.uk.

 

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A little can of spray paint goes a long way!

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