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Reader Projects: découpage a chest of drawers

We absolutely love this découpage project and many thanks to Jo Lewis for sending us the picture. Découpage is a great way to personalise a piece of furniture – and in this case to use up old comic books!


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Jo used Twist & Spray Bright Red Gloss to complement the X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and other hero characters. We’re sending Jo a selection of Twist & Spray colours for her next project.


Jo Lewis - red gloss chest of drawers insert



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, we’ll send you a selection of spray paints for your next project.

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Mini Make: tin cans

Going back to school or uni? Encourage a tidy desk with a tin can sprayed in your favourite colour to put pens, rulers and scissors in. Spray a tuna tin can or similar and use for paperclips. Or, why not make a stationery station by gluing three or four cans of various sizes together and spraying.


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How to: make your own place mats

In the second of our summer dining features, we show you how to create colourful placemats for your table.


You will need:

Paper Doilies (available from Hobbycraft, The Range and other good retailers)

Newspaper, cardboard and dust sheets

PlastiKote Fluorescent Spray Paint


How to:

step by step

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Place the doilies on cardboard to keep them flat and ensure you have covered the whole doily.
  • Apply two to three coats of PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint. We chose Fluorescent in Pink and Green. Allow 5 – 10 minutes between coats.
  • The doilies will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Use as placemats or as table centerpieces!

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