Competition: win a £50 gift card for The Range with Plastikote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for The Range in our November competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We’ve already started planning our Christmas theme and we’re pretty excited about the display we’re going to make this year. However, although trends come and go, most of us have a favourite colour scheme we use each Christmas. Which of these classic themes do you prefer?




It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer, A Traditional, B Scandinavian or C Natural, with your contact details to, with NOV COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th November. Good luck!

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 October competition and our congratulations to Helen Jones from Worthing. Helen correctly guessed we used Fast Dry Enamel – for this project, Gold Leaf and Chrome. And don’t they look gorgeous!  Helen wins a £50 gift card for Ikea



Click here for Terms & Conditions for our November competition.

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How to: Reindeer gift jars with PlastiKote spray paint

There’s nothing nicer than a homemade gift at Christmas and with PlastiKote spray paint you can create these really cute reindeer jars! People of all ages will love receiving a gift jar and you can fill it with their favourite sweets or chocolates. Another idea is to fill it with ingredients for some Christmas cookies!


You will need:

Glass storage jars (we got ours from The Range)

Newspaper/dust sheet

Masking tape

PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel in Nut Brown

Brown pipe cleaners

Googly eyes

Glittery red pompoms

Sweet treats


How to:




  • Cover your spraying area with a dust sheet or newspaper. Make sure the room is well-ventilated or preferably spray outside.
  • Use masking tape and newspaper to cover the top and bottom thirds of the jar, leaving a band in the middle to be sprayed.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the jar with the PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel.
  • When thoroughly dry, carefully peel the tape off.
  • Stick on the eyes and pompoms to make the reindeer face.




  • Fashion the pipe cleaners into antlers and attach to the clips at each side of the jar.
  • Fill with their favourite sweets or chocs




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Mini makes: using up leftover PlastiKote spray paint

What do you do with your leftover PlastiKote spray paint?

It’s not unusual to have a few cans with some paint left in them and it’s a shame to waste it. Why not get creative and do a mini makeover? Frames, candlesticks, an old wine bottle, tin cans – the list is endless. You could even recycle something you have to make the perfect present for a loved one.

Here are a few ideas: colourful lids for your homemade chutney, bookends made from rocks or personalised paperweights from stones, gift boxes for a special present, old tins transformed into stylish kitchen canisters or slightly crushed cans into unusual vases!







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Reader project: recycle a chair with PlastiKote spray paint

Thank you to Sarah Horsburgh for sending in this fabulous picture of a chair that she recently recycled using fabric from Laura Ashley and PlastiKote spray paint. This is Sarah’s first spray paint project and we’re sure you will agree she is a natural. We’re also pretty keen on her dog, Missy Elliott, who photo-bombed the final picture!

Sarah said to us: “I got the chair from a local auction house in Derby which was about to throw it away.  I have always loved the shape of it.  It has spent many years in my possession used as a chair to stand on when I am decorating.  I have recently moved house and thought I would give the chair a new lease of life. 

I am assistant manager at Hobbycraft in Stafford so I have no excuse not to be crafty! This is the first time that I have spray painted anything and I have well and truly got the bug and am starting my next project soon.”



Before                                                            After





We think the chair (and the dog!) is fabulous and we’ll be sending Sarah some spray paints to thank her for sharing her project with us.

If you have a spray paint project, do please get in touch. Just email including a before and after picture as well as a few sentences about yourself and your project. If we feature your project, we’ll send you some spray paints to say thank you.

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