Reader projects: festive fruit displays with PlastiKote spray paint

We love it when readers send us pictures of their Christmas transformations and these ones have got us rushing to the supermarket and out into the garden.  A big thank you to Beckie Batchelor from The Making Bee for pictures of her fabulous pineapple centrepiece and festive leaf garlands using PlastiKote spray paint. She is going to have one spectacular Christmas!

The pineapple on its own is a glorious example of what a single can of Gold Leaf spray paint can achieve. But we love Beckie’s combination of natural bay leaves and the pineapple sprayed in Gold Leaf   to form a centrepiece that will grace her table on Christmas Day.






Beckie’s leaf garlands are also a triumph. Sprayed in gold leaf and copper they are chic, stylish and bang on trend.






To find out more about Beckie’s work, visit her Facebook page, The Making Bee.

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How to: frosted lace tealight holders with PlastiKote spray paint

These frosted lace tealight holders are just perfect for Christmas. They will look fabulous as part of your table decoration and can add elegance to any corner of a room. This is our favourite sort of project: a simple makeover using PlastiKote spray paint that elevates the humble glass jar to a whole new level  – just in time for the festive season. Perfect!


You will need


Old glass jars

Length of lace

Double sided tape

PlastiKote Glass Frosting



How to

  • Prepare your area for spraying with dustsheets or newspaper – either in a well-ventilated room or outside.
  • Make sure the jars are clean and dry. Cut a length of lace to go round the jar and fix using the double-sided tape, making sure the lace is tight to the jar.




  • Apply two or three fine layers of PlastiKote Glass Frosting following instructions on the can. Don’t be tempted to get total coverage in one go – build the layers until you’re happy with the look.
  • Once the Frosting is completely dry, carefully remove the lace.




  • Pop in a tealight and make it part of your table decorations this Christmas.



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Top tips: Homemade Christmas decorations with PlastiKote spray paint

Nothing is more satisfying than making your own decorations and displaying them round your home. And we love nothing more than finding new ways to express our creativity with PlastiKote spray paint. So our tip this month is a Christmas one.  Take one can of 100ml can of Fast Dry Enamel spray paint (around £3.99), find bits and pieces found around the home and garden and make your own sparkling decorations that won’t cost a fortune.

For the less experienced crafter, spray paint dried leaves, ivy, fruit or frames and decorate your table, walls and Christmas trees. Use colour or metallic, whichever suits your theme.







If you’re a more experienced crafter, make salt dough decorations or this cute little pasta angel. We’d love to hear your ideas so do get in touch at




A little can of spray paint goes a long way!

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Competition: win £50 Wickes gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Wickes in our December competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

As part of our Christmas decorations this year we upcycled old wine bottles with spray paint from our Effects range.  But which finish do you prefer –  Metallic , Crackle or Stone effect?




It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer, A Metallic, B Crackle or C Stone, with your contact details to, with DEC COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st December. 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 November competition and our congratulations to David Twigg from Sheffield. David chose traditional for his favourite Christmas theme -and we can understand why.  David wins a £50 gift card for The Range.




For the terms and conditions of our December competition please click here.

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