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Top tip: spray paint recycled boxes and tins

There’s so much packaging left over after Christmas. Our top tip idea this month is to recycle and spray paint boxes and tins, either as gift boxes or storage solutions for around the house. Just give them a couple of coats of spray paint to match your décor, following instructions on the can. We added some washi tape to decorate our stack of storage boxes but you could leave them plain or maybe add some decoupage. Simple and stylish!


biscuit tin before and after

actual tins before and after


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How to: create stylish accessories from upcycled wine bottles

Lots of empty bottles in the recycling bin after the festive celebrations? Spray with PlastiKote Metallic spray paints for the easiest upcycle ever!


You will need:

Old wine bottles

Newspaper/dust sheets

PlastiKote Metallic Spray Paint


before bottles

How to:

  • Soak off labels and remove sticky residue.
  • Make sure the bottles are clean and dry.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray paint with the Metallic colour of your choice (there’s 14 to choose from including Gold, Copper, Silver and Brushed Nickel). We used Metallic Gold.
  • The bottles will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • When completely dry, use as candleholders or vases to add a metallic accent to your home.

3 - Metallic and Crackle Wine Bottles after resized

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Instagram project: stylish bedroom furniture

We found this good looking project on Instagram and hope to see the final results of Jenny’s hard work soon! Jenny (@jen23uk) is using PlastiKote spray paint to transform her bedroom furniture. We’re loving the idea – a cool satin black to make a serious statement in the bedroom. Now, we’re hoping we get to see what it looks like in situ…


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Jenny who describes herself as a ‘Sewer, Crochetier & all things crafty; admirer of others more skilled!!’  can be found here on Instagram.




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