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How to: gifts from a heart shaped stencil and PlastiKote spray paint

A handmade gift is always much appreciated and never more so than on February 14th! But don’t just make it on Valentine’s Day – our gifts, from a heart shaped stencil and PlastiKote spray paint are made with love for any day of the year…


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To make a Valentine’s vase, tealight holder or gift jar, you will need:


Glass jar, bottle, vase

Cardboard with double sided tape OR Large sticky label

PlastiKote spray paint: in our projects we used Stained Glass, Glass Frosting and Metallic Silver


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How to:

  • Make sure the jar, bottle or vase is clean and dry.
  • Draw a heart shape on the cardboard or label and cut out.
  • Stick the heart to the jar.
  • Apply the spray paint following instructions on the can.
  • When dry, carefully remove the heart shape to reveal the clear heart underneath.



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

Win a £50 Etsy gift card with PlastiKote spray paint in our February competition! This month it’s all about the love but if you want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint visit our website here.

Being the month of love, we thought it would be fun to find out what your favourite romantic film is? Are you old school black and white, comedy, musical or just a plain old soppy story? Let us know your favourite film and we’ll let you know the top three next month. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.


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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite romantic film together with your name, address and phone number to and put 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.  Our congratulations to Andrew Wedge from Wigan who chose the tin cans as his favourite makeover. He wins some Chalk spray paint and a £25 Hobbycraft gift voucher.  Well done, Andrew!


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

Want to know more about PlastiKote Chalk spray paint? Visit our website here for more information and lots of inspirational project ideas!

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Mini make: heart shaped chocolate box with PlastiKote spray paint

Here’s a really affordable and easy make for your loved one on Valentine’s day –  or indeed on any day! Spray a maché heart shaped box (Hobbycraft) or an old tin or box that you wish to recycle with PlastiKote spray paint. We used Fast Dry Enamel in Red Metallic, a lovely rich red but you could also use Twist & Spray Bright Red Gloss or Real Red Satin. We applied a paper heart motif to the lid to add interest. Fill the tin with chocolates, their favourite sweets, mementoes of a special day or little love notes. Much more personal and thoughtful than shop-bought!


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Instagrammer project: using Chalk from PlastiKote spray paint

We were thrilled to hear from Instagrammer Rosie from Rosie Renovations about her experiments with our new products Chalk and Leaf. Her fabulous makeover of a dining chair is inspirational! Read on to find out how Rosie created this unique and stylish chair. You can find out more about PlastiKote spray paint here.


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“I was so excited to try out these new spray chalk paints! I had been given this chair by a lovely friend and kept it for a while waiting for the perfect idea to come along, when I saw the colour options available in these paints I knew it. I went for a dipped leg style using Dark Hessian for the legs and Old Hessian for the body of the chair. This chair was pretty old so to be safe I gave the whole piece a coat of primer. After some careful masking of the different sections and a good shake of the can, application was so easy, smooth and quick. The paint is easily wipeable with soapy water within a few minutes if you do make a little mistake, great!


Spraying outside on a sunny and still day allowed the paint to dry pretty quickly. One coat was perfect then I started having some fun with the Silver Leaf spray. A single spray provided a gorgeous shimmer layer over the Old Hessian – a finish I’ve never created before.  I’m so pleased with the results and a spray  paint that really makes projects quick and easy. Thank you PlastiKote – I love it!”


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Click here to find out more about Rosie’s other projects. If you want to know more about Chalk and Leaf visit the PlastiKote website here. You can also head over to our Pinterest pages and find out what else you can do with Chalk.



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