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Reader project: a Rose Gold garden with PlastiKote spray paint

A warm welcome to Rachel Morecroft from Hastings who got in touch with PlastiKote spray paints and wowed us with her Rose Gold projects, our Metallic colour of the moment! Rachel came across Rose Gold by chance and emailed us to show how she has been using it…


Rose Gold tin can lantern


I’m a big fan of spray paint and whilst shopping for some colour spray paint for my much loved wicker chair, I came across Rose Gold. I bought a can, not really knowing what to do with it but loving the colour.

I think the rose gold colour looks great against greenery, so I sprayed a couple of garden ornaments and an old tin can tea light holder I’d made that was green in a previous life.


Heart before and after


I love the pretty sheen and think these ornaments look fab in the garden. There’s still some left in the can so I’m looking for my next project…”


bird before and after


We’ve sent Rachel some spray paints to say thank you for these fabulous pictures. If you’ve got any projects you’d like to showcase then do please get in touch. If we feature your project, as a thank you we’ll send you a range of spray paints for your next project! Just email us at and tell us what you’ve been working on!




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How to: Wedding bird cage and favour jars with PlastiKote Spray Paint

Rose Gold is the metallic of the moment and Plastikote Spray Paint has come up with some great projects to help you make the most of the trend. If you’re getting married and have chosen this pretty hue as part of your theme, use PlastiKote’s Metallic Rose Gold spray paint for personalised decorations – vases, frames, cake stands, favours jars, table settings. Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!


You will need:

Birdcage (we got this one from Hobbycraft)

Small glass jars

Newspaper/dust sheets


Double sided tape

PlastiKote Metallic in Rose Gold


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How to: 

  • Make sure the jars and birdcage are clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, mask your spraying area with newspaper or dust sheets.
  • For the favours jars, wrap a length of lace around the jar using the double-sided tape to fix it in place.
  • Spray a couple of fine layers of Metallic Rose Gold, following instructions on the can.


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  • Remove the lace when just dry and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with sweet treats, chutney or jam!
  • Spray the birdcage as above and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with baby’s breath or foliage of your choice.


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Rose Gold is also available in our 100ml Fast Dry Enamel sprays – ideal for smaller projects or crafts.

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Competition: win a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for Ikea in our July competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We love our junk shop finds and upcycling preloved items to create a unique object d’art or piece of home décor. Here’s an interesting set of keys we found –  but what did we turn them into?


1b - Key Windchime before


It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer: A mini garden sculpture B quirky photo frame or C wind chime along with your contact details to, JULY COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random from those who guessed the correct upcycle after the closing date of 31st July. 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 June competition and our congratulations to  Sheena Batey from Shrewsbury. Sheena correctly identified April Green as the correct spray paint colour and receives a £50 Hobbycraft gift card. Congratulations Sheena!


5 - Frame after


For the terms and conditions of our July competition click here.



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