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

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

We’ve just put our Christmas wreath up – and very pretty it looks too! We’ve made lots of different ones over the years but which is your favourite out of our top choices?

To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite wreath from A. Pine Cones, B. Silver, C. Fruity or D. Frosty, together with your name, address and phone number to and put DEC COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st December. Good luck!


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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.  Our congratulations to Linda Spencer from Manchester who chose the Antique Gold spray painted leaf as her favourite and who wins a £50 Etsy gift voucher.  Great choice, Linda!


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For the terms and conditions of our December 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: stylish Christmas table place settings with PlastiKote spray paint

When your guests arrive for festive food, avoid the confusion and the calls of ‘where shall I sit?’ with some stylish, affordable table place settings. All with a little bit of help from PlastiKote spray paint!

If you have a large amount to do or are spraying other items for Christmas, use 400ml Twist & Spray (T&S) Colour or 400ml Metallic spray paint. For a small amount, a can of Fast Dry Enamel (FDE) 100ml goes a long way and is easily affordable at around £4.

We sprayed a large ivy leaf in Flat White (FDE) and then threaded a luggage label on the stem. Simple, stylish and very effective.




Fruit is another useful resource at Christmas. Choose not quite ripe apples or pears to spray – with a full coat, they will last a good couple of weeks. This pear has been sprayed with FDE Gold Leaf.


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Pine cones are easily transformed into place name holders. A light spritz of white (T&S or FDE) makes them look like they’ve been brought in from the snow! A spritz of PlastiKote Glitter spray paint will make them look frosty.


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This sycamore leaf looks stunning on a plain white plate. Sprayed with Metallic Copper (T&S or FDE), it has a lovely warm sheen. Use a marker to write the name.


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This place setting is one for the kids (big and small!). A sprayed cone with a name card, a festive doily (sprayed in FDE Gold Leaf) and a favours jar. The jar is a recycled sauce jar, cleaned thoroughly, a small wooden ornament hot glued to the lid and the the lid sprayed. T&S Bright Red Gloss was used to achieve this very festive setting.


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Mini makes: jam jar tea light holders with PlastiKote spray paint

Use up leftover PlastiKote spray paint to make pretty tea light holders for the festive period and beyond! Elastic bands were wrapped around these little jars before they were sprayed with leftover Metallics in Copper, Brushed Nickel, Gold and Silver. When thoroughly dry, the elastic bands were removed to leave a pattern of lines. Drop in a tea light and finish with a ribbon.


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The same method was applied with this fishbowl glass vase.


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Please be careful with candles! Always be candle safe!


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Christmas with The Old Haberdashery and PlastiKote spray paint

The Old Haberdashery in Ticehurst, East Sussex is one of our favourite shops and we were very taken with its gorgeous Christmas window display this year. We had an idea the owner might have used spray paint as part of the creative process so we just had to pay a visit to find out more…


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Sonia, the owner, set up The Old Haberdashery six years ago and uses the space to showcase her passion for vintage, making and craft. We asked her to tell us more about her Christmas window display…

“Coming from a textile and photography background, I love to play with colour and texture in our visual displays. The annual Christmas window has to stop people in their tracks! This year, I used various PlastiKote spray paints to help me create a vintage eastern European folk theme.

PlastiKote spray paints are so easy to use and the effects you can create change something ordinary like a branch or seed head into something magical.

I layered copper with a covering of gold glitter on seed heads and silver and silver glitter as a highlight on hazel branches which still had their leaves and catkins attached. Great if you don’t want to go down the whole greenery route but want a bit of drama and something different. The spray paints really catch the light too and if you are pushed for time, they offer a quick and easy make!”


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If you want to know more about The Old Haberdashery go to, visit the shop in Ticehurst or check out its Instagram page.

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