How to: Make Easter treats

Delight your friends and family, particularly the younger ones, with these colourful and original sweet jars.

You will need:

Glass jars with lids


Toy animals or other small plastic toys


PlastiKote Stained Glass spray paint

PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel


 How to:

  1. Clean the jars thoroughly, removing any labels and allow to dry.
  2. Prepare your spraying area – best place is outside with dustsheets or newspaper laid out to protect the surface. If indoors, make sure the room is well-ventilated and the area masked with dustsheets and newspaper.
  3. Spray the glass jar with PlastiKote Stained Glass spray paint following the instructions on the can and building the colour to the level of translucency required. Allow to dry.
  4. Glue a toy animal to the top of the lid and allow to dry.
  5. When completely dry, spray the lid with Fast Dry Enamel in the colour of your choice. Again, follow instructions on the can. Allow to completely dry.
  6. Fill the jar with sweets and treats and top with the painted lid!

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PlastiKote Stained Glass (7 colours) – £4.99 for 200ml can

PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel (24 colours) – £3.99 for 100ml can

Available from Hobbycraft and good independent DIY/craft stores



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We couldn’t resist this project from Julie Speed! Julie has cleverly upcycled tin cans and glass jars to make cute containers for her spring flowers. Julie used Twist & Spray in Cameo Pink and Yellow.

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We’ve sent Julie a pack of 6 spray paints for her next project.

If you’ve completed a project, we’d love to see it. Do include a before picture if you have one. Send to

If we publish your project you will receive a special spray paint gift!

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Top tip: how to spray paint when it’s cold, raining or windy

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how do I spray paint when it is cold, raining or windy?   The answer is simple – we use a garage or shed and a cardboard box as a spray booth. A spray booth is easy to make and store, extremely effective and usually free!


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Get a big box – the bigger the better.  Set it up in your garage or shed, preferably on an old table already covered with newspaper or cardboard. Place the object you want to spray inside and then spray. The overspray stays on the inside of the box.  It’s ideal for small things and we like to use either a shallow cardboard tray or something similar to place items on so that we can take them inside to dry where it’s warmer. For our loo roll holder, we used an old bathroom tile.


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You can collapse your spray booth after using and stack it against a wall, ready for next time.

If you have an extra box or two – flatten them to make a large liner for the floor.


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