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Competition: Win a £50 Etsy gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Etsy in our February competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We found the perfect use for these empty sweet boxes and made a lovely stack of storage boxes, ideal for mum on Mother’s Day. But which colour spray paints did we use?


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It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer, A Brights, B Pastels or C Neutrals, with your contact details to, with FEB COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 28th February. 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 January competition and our congratulations to Charlotte Geoghegan from Birmingham. Charlotte correctly guessed that we made a Valentine’s Day heart canvas. We would love to receive one of these on February 14th – but we think we might have to make it for ourselves! xx wins a £50 gift card for Hobbycraft.

Find out how to make the Valentine’s canvas here or get more great ideas for things you can make for Valentine’s Day from our special Valentine board on Pinterest!


8 - PlastiKote - Valetine's Canvas after


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Reader project: Glass Jar storage unit with PlastiKote spray paint

Here’s a fabulous project from Francesca Brady at the Vantablack Studio. It’s a really clever use of kilner or mason jars for a stylish storage unit that can be used in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the bathroom or indeed anywhere you like! We love the clever way she’s made use of things she has lying around the house.


You will need:

Piece of scaffolding board or similar

Screw top mason or kilner jars (they can be found in Hobbycraft or The Range)

Jubilee clips/hose clamps

Flat metal fasteners

Screws compatible with flat metal fasteners.

Old hooks/door knobs/drawer handles

Silver metallic spray paint from PlastiKote

String for decoration (optional)


reader materials


How to – in Francesca’s own words:

To start, I sanitised my 3ft section of scaffold board with a household steamer and then sanded it down to make it smooth (I chose not to sand it too much because I love it’s character!)

Then, using silver metallic Plastikote paint, I sprayed some old coat hooks I found rattling around in a drawer at home, as I thought this would be a good addition to my unit. I drilled two small holes into the wood where I wanted to place these hooks and then screwed them into place.


reader project hooks


I positioned the three mason jars equally then used the jubilee clips, flat metal fasteners and screws to fix them into the board. Place the jubilee clip down on the board, place the metal fastener over the top and drill this into position. Then, expand the jubilee clip to full extension, slot the mason jar in and close the clip tightly around the jar.


reader project screws etc

I would recommend using heavy duty metal picture hangers so this structure can be fixed to a wall (my board is 3ft long and I have used three strong picture hooks on the back).

Decorate with string, ribbon, anything you like!


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How to: create a Rose Gold vase and frame with PlastiKote spray paint

Introducing the latest addition to the PlastiKote spray paint family – Rose Gold! It’s THE precious metal and interior metallic of the moment and this spray paint version makes it easy to add a Rose Gold accent to any room. Spray frames, vases, lamp stands, almost anything! Available in 100ml or 400ml cans, it’s an affordable way to keep up with the trend.

You will need:

Vase and frame (we got ours from Hobbycraft)

Dust sheets/newspaper

Masking tape

PlastiKote Metallic in Rose Gold


Rose gold and items to be sprayed


How to:


  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Mask the areas you don’t want to be sprayed using the masking tape and newspaper.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the unmasked areas with the Rose Gold Metallic spray paint.


Items to be sprayed


  • Allow to dry. They will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • When completely dry, remove the masking tape.
  • Add a photo to the frame, flowers in the vase and put pride of place in your home!
  • Use it on a range of items to bring Rose Gold into your home.


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PlastiKote Rose Gold - large vase for SPI


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Top tip: for children’s toys and furniture use new Hydro from PlastiKote spray paint

Looking to revamp your children’s bedroom but worried about which paint to use? Now, thanks to PlastiKote spray paint, you can safely redecorate or recycle children’s toys and furniture! Hydro spray paint is water-based and has 90% less solvents! It can be safely used in the nursery or the playroom and comes in 7 great colours and includes a primer and a sealer.

We’ve used it on this child’s table and chairs. What a difference it makes!


PlastiKote nursery 100 yellow chair low res

Hydro portrait

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