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Mini makes: recycle wine boxes with PlastiKote spray paint

Wine boxes are too good to end up on the bonfire or landfill. With some easy prep and a couple of coats of PlastiKote spray paint, a wine box can be made into something useful and decorative for the garden.

Give the box a good clean and make sure it’s thoroughly dry before spraying. Being bare wood, we recommend priming the box with Twist & Spray Primer before applying the colour. Make sure the Primer is completely dry before starting to spray the top coat. PlastiKote Garden colours are perfect for these mini makes.

Make a mini herb garden…

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…storage for the potting shed…

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…or even as display shelves for summer plants.

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Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects. If you’ve been inspired to do a wine box makeover, post it on Instagram and don’t forget to tag us #plastikoteuk. We love seeing your makes.



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How to: create colourful outdoor dining with PlastiKote spray paint

Eating outdoors is one of many pleasures on a sunny summer’s day.  From a family barbecue to an evening supper for two, it’s great to make the effort and lay an enticing table. Here are a couple of  simple ideas using PlastiKote spray paint that are quick and easy to do and won’t cost a fortune. Your summer table will look bright and beautiful!

You will need:

Paper doilies (from Hobbycraft, The Range and other good retailers)

Terracotta plant pot and saucer


PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in White

Paper Doily place mats

How to:

  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, use newspaper or dustsheets to mask the area where you are spray painting.
  • Place the doilies on cardboard to keep them flat.

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  • Apply a couple of fine layers of PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint following instructions on the can. We chose Fluorescent Pink and Green. Allow 5-10 minutes between coats.
  • The doilies will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • You could also use PlastiKote Metallic, Twist & Spray, Chalk or Fast Dry Enamel spray paints for different colours and effects.


Flower pot cutlery or napkin holder

How to:

  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, use newspaper or dustsheets to mask the area where you are spray painting.

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  • Terracotta pots are very porous so it’s recommended to prime the pot and saucer first with PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in White, following instructions on the can.
  • When they are thoroughly dry, apply 2-3 layers of PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint again, following instructions on the can. Allow 5-10 minutes between coats. For this project, we chose Fluorescent Green and Yellow.

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  • Allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Use for napkins, cutlery or line with a napkin and fill with fruit for dessert.

For more easy projects, check out our Mini Makes board on Pinterest.

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Reader project: glass top table makeover with PlastiKote spray paint

This month, Instagrammer Frankie shares her clever makeover of an old glass top table using PlastiKote spray paint and some on-trend terrazzo patterned sticky back plastic. It’s not something we’ve ever tried but it looks fabulous and is a great way of dealing with a dated glass top table.

Read about Frankie’s love for interior design and her garden table makeover:

“I have always had an interest in home interiors. As a child, I used to love sitting down with my mum to watch ‘Changing Rooms’ once a week and I would spend ages afterwards drawing out my own home makeover designs. Now, as a 29 year old mum of 3 having recently purchased my own home, I am at last able to put my home decor ideas into action and I have to admit it’s become a bit of an obsession! I have a mix of new and upcycled items in my home and, whilst it’s fun to buy brand new, nothing can beat the feeling of accomplishment that comes with taking something old and turning it into something unique and fabulous!

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I have had this garden table and chairs set for almost 10 years, lugging it with me from house to house. It had started to look very tired and dated but rather than take it to the tip, I decided to give it a makeover.

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I used Plastikote Chalk spray paint in Pale Rose (such a beautiful colour) to paint all the metal parts, then covered the table top with terrazzo effect sticky back plastic.

It was so easy to do but so effective! It’s like having a whole new set for a fraction of the price.”

If you’d like to see more of Frankie’s interior projects, click here to visit her Instagram page or here to read her blog.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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Competition: win a £50 Etsy gift card with PlastiKote spray paints

Win a £50 gift card from Etsy with PlastiKote spray paint in our July competition!

Ten green bottles? No, six colourful ones! PlastiKote’s Twist & Spray range comes in over 40 colours and finishes and these are just 6 of the bright glossy colours. They are perfect for adding a pop of colour to any room – why not spray a photo frame or lamp stand, a vase or a tray?

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us with your favourite glossy colour – April green, New Yellow, Bright Red, Exotic Sea, Pink Burst or Orange – together with your name, address and phone number to and put JULY COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st July. Good luck!

We run a competition every month and entrants’ email addresses are added to our database to receive our monthly newsletter. If you wish to enter our competition but do not want to receive the monthly newsletter, please state NO MARKETING in your email.

Thank you to everyone who entered our June competition.  Our congratulations to Tracy Nixon from Tyne and Wear who chose the Sky Blue Fast Dry Enamel as her favourite blue out of the three on offer and she will receive a £50 Ikea gift card.

Winner T&S Royal Blue FDE Sky Blue

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

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

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