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How to: Easter treat jars with PlastiKote spray paints

Easter treat jars

What is nicer than a homemade gift, whether it’s for a Easter, a birthday or just to say you care? These cute little jars made with PlastiKote spray paint could be adapted for any occasion.

You will need:

Glass jar

Small pine drawer knob

Masking tape

PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel spray paint

Decorative washi tape


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How to:

  • Clean the glass jar and lid with soapy water and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Using a hot glue gun, stick the pine knob to the lid of the jar. Leave to dry.
  • Mask the jar so that you have a strip around the middle to spray.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the jar and the lid. Two fine layers are better than one thick one.


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  • Allow to thoroughly dry. The paint will be touch dry in under an hour and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Apply a strip of decorative washi tape to add interest to the jar.
  • Fill with sweet treats for a pretty, personal gift at Easter or anytime.


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Blogger project: with Melanie Lissack and PlastiKote spray paint

Melanie Lissack, an award winning interiors blogger, is a long time user of PlastiKote spray paint and we are delighted to be able to feature one of her recent projects. And not just any project – this gold mesh noticeboard has just been shortlisted in the Pinterest Interior Awards category for Best Workspace Idea!

Melanie Lissack is more than an interiors blogger, she’s also a designer and decorator.  Her interior style is feminine but with a contemporary angle and she was named by Ideal Home as one of London’s best interior bloggers. Her blog Melanie Lissack Interiors aims to help you make the most of your home through budget-busting buys and DIY tricks.  You can find her blog here.

Her stylish noticeboard, made with a grid wall mesh panel and PlastiKote spray paint, would look fantastic in any home. Melanie told us:

“I’m currently re-vamping our home office as it had turned into a complete disaster area. The home office had belonged to my husband until this blog came along, then unfortunately for him I intruded on this room as well. One of the problems I caused was that I had paint charts and fabric samples strewn everywhere, and whenever I needed to find one of these quickly, it was in a pile somewhere either on the floor or on the desk.

I needed a notice board where I could pin all these often required bits and pieces. I could see that a grid wall mesh panel (which are used as part of shop fittings) would provide the strong metal structure that I needed for my office memo board.

I visited a number of DIY and building warehouses and stores, but found the best way to purchase a grid wall mesh panel was on Ebay. I purchased a 5ft x 2ft chrome panel for £6 (plus £6 postage). If you are savvy, you can get old grid wall panels for next to nothing – after shop clear outs or shut downs these panels often end up in the skip!



grid wire mesh

I used PlastiKote spray paint’s Metal Primer and Brilliant Metallic in Gold to transform the wire mesh and I am so pleased with my memo board! It was really cheap and easy to make.”

You can find out more about this project by visiting Melanie’s blog here. Melanie, we love it!

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For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.





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

Win a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paint in our March competition! And if you want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint visit our website here.

March is a busy month this year for special dates  – with Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and the start of the Easter weekend. We thought we would choose three of our past projects to represent each occasion – but which is your favourite? The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.


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A. Take a large stone, a stencil and some PlastiKote spray paint to create a beautiful paperweight for Mother’s Day

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B. Create the perfect St Patrick’s Day gift with this  plant pot, some colourful craft pipe cleaners, chocolates and PlastiKote spray paint



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C. Easter never looked better with this wreath turned into a nest with PlastiKote spray paint and candy covered chocolate eggs


To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite project from A: Mother’s Day B: St Patrick’s Day and C: Easter together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put MAR COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st March. 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 February competition.  Our congratulations to  Catriona Hutchinson from  St Leonard’s on Sea who chose  The Way We Were as her favourite romantic film. She wrote “it’s ultimately tragic but it’s so beautifully acted and I love the political context of it.  It literally never gets old for me.” Catriona wins a £50 Etsy gift voucher.

So what were the top three films? Well, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that out of the 100’s of entries, the top film was Love Actually. Following close behind were the films Notting Hill and Sleepless in Seattle.


For the terms and conditions of our March 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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Top tips: looking after your PlastiKote spray paint

Inevitably, unless you’re spraying a large item of furniture, you will be left with some paint in the can after using PlastiKote spray paint. These odds and ends of paint are ideal for mini makeovers like transforming a picture frame or spraying the lids of storage jars, so you don’t want to throw it away. Here are four top tips for storing a partially used can:


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  1. When you complete the project in hand, turn the can upside down and spray on to some newspaper until the gas has been expelled and nothing is coming out of the nozzle. This will clear the tube and nozzle of any paint residue and prevent clogging.
  2. Clean the nozzle with a q-tip to make sure it doesn’t get clogged up.
  3. Store spray paint cans indoors, in a shed or garage where the temperature won’t fall below freezing.
  4. A can of unopened spray paint has a shelf-life of approximately 10 years but once used, it should not be stored for more than two years.


2 - Flower pots being sprayed with PlastiKote Twist and Spray Primer in White

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