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

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

With Christmas just around the corner, our thoughts always seem to turn to Metallics. They are so versatile and look really luxurious at this special time. Here are four of our favourites but which is yours? Gold Leaf, Antique Gold, Silver or Copper?


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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite metallic colour from A. Gold Leaf, B. Antique Gold, C. Silver or D. Copper, together  with your contact details to and put 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.  Our congratulations to James Holyland from Leicester who correctly guessed that six items had been sprayed. They were the wreath, the face on the pumpkin, BOO! on the doormat and three jar tealight holders.  James wins a £50 Hobbycraft gift voucher.


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For the terms and conditions of our November competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more inspirational project ideas!

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How to: create clever storage with PlastiKote Spray Paint

With guests descending and a house full to bursting of all the extras that appear at Christmas, some extra storage is always useful. We’ve come up with an affordable way to add some practical but pretty storage by using PlastiKote spray paint and wooden crates, either bought from hobby stores or recycled old wine boxes.

A crate filled with toiletries, a flannel and towel is a great idea to put in your guest room. Spray them bright colours and use to store some of those toys that might remain untouched once Santa has been. A colourful crate on the windowsill filled with herbs is not only decorative but useful. Or why not fill with homemade goodies for a thoughtful gift for a loved one?


You will need

Wooden crate/old wine box

Fine sandpaper if upcycling an old box

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic spray paint


Step by Step

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • If upcycling a wine box, gently sand the surface to get rid of any rough bits.
  • Following instructions on the can, apply PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer and allow to dry.
  • When dry, apply the PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic, of your choice – again following instructions on the can. They will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Allow 36 hours for the paint to harden off completely before putting into use.
  • Fill! Here are a few of our ideas…


Children’s Tidy Crates

This is a great way to get children to tidy up! We sprayed the front of the crates in Chalkboard and the rest in April Green, Orange and Yellow Gloss. Let the children decide what they want to store in them!


Kid's crates


Guest Crate

This is a lovely way to present towels and toiletries for your guests. We used Twist & Spray in White Satin.


guest crate using White Satin Twist & Spray


Herb Crate

Bring colour into your kitchen with these fabulous herb containers. We used Twist & Spray in Hacienda Tile.


PlastiKote herb crate - Hacienda Tile Twist _ Spray

Christmas Gift Crate

Why not create your own special gift hampers this Christmas. Metallic sprays give a particularly luxurious finish. We used Metallic Copper.

Christmas gift box using MEtallic Copper

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Instagrammer project: autumn table centre piece with Rosie

Autumn is always such a beautiful time of year and we love finding Instagrammers who know how to make this season really come to life in the home. We found Rosie’s Renovations on Instagram when we were looking for some inspiration and we really appreciate what Rosie is doing. Her projects are creative, thoughtful,  carefully finished and we love the colours she chooses! We recommend you head over there and take a look for yourself

We chose her autumn table centrepiece to feature in this month’s blog. We loved the glow it creates and the way it brings a warmth to the table with just a hint of the festivities to come!


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We asked Rosie how she got started and she told us:

My passion for upcycling really began when I moved from a flat into a house and suddenly needed a lot more furniture to fill these extra rooms. I’ve always loved being creative and renovating old furniture for my home proved to be the perfect way to scratch that itch.

Rosie’s Renovations was created earlier this year and I haven’t looked back, from small home accessories and gifts, to dining tables and dressers. I love using spray paints and chalk paints to bring new life to old things.

I love my home to be seasonal and love bringing the outside in. The autumn table centrepiece is something I put together to bring in that autumnal cosy feel. I cut up some faux eucalyptus stems and sprayed with silver glitter spray, the translucent spray still allowed the green to come through which added some nice colour. I then sprayed some pine cones and some berries in silver. Once dry, I fixed everything together using some wire and placed my vase in the middle. I went for neutral sand and a white pillar candle but I’ll probably change this to something more festive before Christmas. 


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REader project wreath before and after


If you’re looking for inspiration or want to know more about Rosie, visit her Instagram page here.

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Mini make: tin advent calendar with Plastikote spray paint

Have a go at making your own advent calendar this year using tin cans and PlastiKote spray paint.

This is a great way of using up leftover spray paint. Spray 24 clean tin cans, paint or write on numbers 1 to 24, fill with a sweet treat or small gift and cover with tissue held on with ribbon or an elastic band. Looks fabulous stacked or lined up on a staircase. Or why not hide them round the house and make it a treasure hunt every day?


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