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How to: garden noughts & crosses with PlastiKote Spray Paint

Turn your garden into an outdoor games room this summer with PlastiKote Spray Paint. Whether you want to play noughts and crosses, skittles or short tennis, it’s amazing what you can achieve with PlastiKote Garden Games! Here we show you how to create noughts and crosses.

You will need:

10 Flowerpot saucers – terracotta or plastic

Dustsheets or newspaper

Stencil if desired (make your own with a craft knife and cereal packet!)

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour in two colours

PlastiKote Garden Games


1 - Noughts and Crosses before   2 - Saucer being sprayed with PlastiKote Twist and Spray in Exotic Sea

3 - Pattern being sprayed with PlastiKote Twist and Spray in Real Red Satin   4 - Grass being sprayed with PlastiKote Garden Games


How to:

  • To make the counters, make sure the pot saucers are clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated area or preferably outside, prepare your spraying area by laying out newspaper or dustsheets.
  • Spray five saucers one colour and the other five the other colour. Apply a couple of fine coats, allowing 15-20 minutes between coats. They will be thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • If you want to, decorate with a complementary colour and your stencil.
  • Allow 24-48 hours for the paint to completely harden off.
  • Mark out your grid using the PlastiKote Garden Games.
  • PlastiKote Garden Games can be used on grass, concrete, tarmac or Astroturf and will wash away over time with the rain. Fast and direct to spray, it takes just 20 minutes to be completely dry. One can will spray about 40 metres of lines, so don’t just stop at noughts and crosses. Have your own back garden Wimbledon or Olympics and mark out a tennis court or running track!


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Reader projects: Handmade at Highshore

This month, we celebrate and congratulate Handmade at Highshore, an exciting, creative Enterprise initiative from Highshore School, a Special Needs Secondary School in Camberwell, South London.

From Year 10, students have Enterprise lessons where they set up micro businesses to learn about working together and to raise funds for educational visits and residential trips. In years 12 to 14, students have a whole day of Enterprise each week. A mix of these classes contribute to Handmade At Highshore.


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Handmade At Highshore makes and sells at craft stalls and local markets including Borough Market. Its emphasis is on recycling, repurposing and upcycling. From a financial viewpoint, this keeps the initial outlay on materials to a minimum as their budgets are limited. From an ethical viewpoint, this teaches their students to use their own resourcefulness and creativity in finding new uses for unwanted and discarded items.


HAH bookshelves


Handmade At Highshore sources materials from Streetbank, donations from the community and local flytipping.


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Projects they do regularly include:

  • Making planters from old pallets
  • Recycling wool clothes and broken jewellery into felt flower brooches
  • Repainting and decoupaging old furniture
  • Upcycling bottles, jars and containers
  • Making seeded paper cards from eggboxes
  • Repainting and repurposing household items.

To find out more about Handmade at Highshore, click here.

We are delighted to be able to support them by donating some cans of spray paint and we look forward to featuring some of their projects in the future.


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Competition: win a Hobbycraft Gift Card with PlastiKote Spray Paint

Win a £50 Hobbycraft gift card in our June competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We love these cheeky little chappies but want to give them a more contemporary look. We’re going to spray them but what with? All one metallic colour or three different metallic colours? Which way should we go?

It’s so easy to enter: just email us your answer A – All one colour or B – Three different colours, along with your contact details to, with JUNE COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th June. Good luck!


1 - Garden Gnomes Before


We run a competition every month, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our May competition and our congratulations to Darren Abbott from Barnsley who won our May competition. Darren chose Exotic Sea as his favourite colour blue.  Darren wins a £50 B&Q gift card.


PlastiKote chair 350 heigh

Click here for Terms & Conditions for our June competition.

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