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Mini makes: ideas for your Christmas table

Here are some great last minute ideas for your Christmas table.

Collect a few large leaves and flatten under books for a couple of days. Spray with Fast Dry Enamel in a colour or metallic to suit your Christmas theme. Write your guests’ names on small tag or onto the leaf with a marker pen. A quick and easy festive place name this Christmas.


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What about adding a bit of grandeur to your Christmas table. Spray an old frame in a colour to match your Christmas table scheme, print out the menu and pop it into the frame.






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How to: make a stunning Christmas wreath

This lovely wreath provides the perfect welcome for your guests this Christmas. And it is so quick and easy – as well as very striking!

You will need:

A wreath – we bought ours from Hobbycraft

Newspaper/dust sheets

PlastiKote Twist & Spray in White Satin

A selection of fir cones


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How to:

  • Make sure the cones  are clean and dry.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Apply two to three coats of PlastiKote Twist & Spray in White to the wreath and half of the cones. Allow 5–10 minutes between coats.
  • The cones and wreath will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Using a glue gun, carefully attach the cones to the wreath and leave to dry for 24 hours.
  • Using raffia, string or wire attach to wreath to your front door.
  • Happy Christmas!


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Top tip

For an extra special look, try Gold Leaf Fast Dry Enamel spray paint on the tips of the plain cones

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Reader project: upcycling an old pallet!

We absolutely love these display shelves and many thanks to Tim Bennell for sending us the pictures.

Tim used PlastiKote Twist & Spray in White Matt to complete his upcycling project, transforming an old pallet into a classy piece of display furniture for his living room – talk about bang on trend!


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We are sending Tim a selection of spray paint for his 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 spray paints for your next project.

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