How to: pimp your pine cones with PlastiKote spray paint

Pine cones – they’re free, easy to find and make fabulous festive decorations with the help of PlastiKote spray paint. In their natural state, they complement a woodland-themed tree or table setting but a spritz of spray paint can make them a colourful and glittery addition to your Christmas décor.

cone placenames

A place name holder is not always the first thing you think of when planning your festive meals so this is a great idea for a last minute make. Simply spray cones to match your theme using PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel spray paint. With many colours to choose from plus some stunning metallics and glitters, one can will be enough to do lots of cones. Go bold with colour or just spritz the tips with white spray paint and silver glitter to give a frosted appearance.


pine cone Chrsitmas tree

If you feel a little more ambitious, these mini cone trees are a cute decoration and could double as place name holders. The mini maché planters and gift box are from Hobbycraft.


pine cone tree

It’s a simple process to make hanging decorations from pine cones. Spray the cones, allow to dry and then screw small eyelets into the top of the cone. Hang on twigs and branches for an alternative Christmas tree – you could spray the twigs as well.


4b wreath after

An easy way to upcycle an old wreath is to spray it with a colour to suit your décor. Whilst it dries, spray some pine cones in the same colour or perhaps a metallic and when everything is dry, hot glue the cones to the wreath.


pastel cones

If your theme is pastels this Christmas, this may be the choice for you. These have been sprayed with PlastiKote Chalk spray paint.  Add a layer of Translucent Glitter spray paint to pimp them up for the festive season.


It really is so easy to do. Just make sure the pines cones are dry before applying the spray paint of your choice and follow the instructions on the can. Simple!

Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to have a go. Share your ideas with us on Facebook or Instagram #plastikoteuk – we’d love to see them.

For more inspiration, check out our ideas on Pinterest page.

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Mini makes: sweet gift jars with PlastiKote spray paint

Make a couple of these little sweet treat gift jars and keep in the cupboard for those unexpected visitors – they’ll be so impressed! It’s a great way of making a box of wrapped chocolates or sweets go further but look extra special.

1 - Red Place Setting Before

You’ll need a clean glass jar and lid, a small ornament (a little Christmas dec, cone or seed head for example), a can of PlastiKote spray paint (Fast Dry Enamel) and some sweets or chocolates.

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Hot-glue the little ornament to the  lid and, when dry, apply the spray paint following instructions on the can. The paint will be completely dry in a few hours and it is recommended to leave for a 48-72 hours to harden off. Finally, fill with sweet treats or chocolates.

silver jar

It’s a great way of recycling old jam jars and makes a few chocolates look extra-special. And the lucky recipient can use the storage jar when they’ve eaten all the sweets!


If you’ve a bit more time, why not make these little snowmen for the children? Spray a clean and empty juice bottle with white spray paint and allow to dry. Decorate with permanent marker to make the face and buttons, add a little felt scarf and fill with their favourite sweets.

Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects. And don’t forget to tag us if you make something using PlastiKote spray paint – we love seeing them.

For product information, visit the website www.plastikote.co.uk.

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

Would you like to win a £50 Ikea voucher courtesy of PlastiKote spray paint? Enter our competition and if you’re the lucky winner, a £50 gift card will wing its way to you early in the New Year!

seed heads

There are so many things from the natural world that look even more fabulous when sprayed! Leaves, twigs, cones, ivy – and seed heads. To enter this month’s competition, just email us which seed heads have been sprayed in this picture  – A Sedums, B Alliums or C Eryngiums – together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put DEC COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st December. 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 November competition. Our congratulations to Maeve from Market Rasen who chose the pretty pink tree as her favourite Christmas look. A £50 Etsy voucher is on its way.

Nov comp winner choice in body

For terms and conditions for the December competition, click here.

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

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Reader project: a look back at your inspiring PlastiKote spray paint makes

We enjoy seeing what our readers, Instagrammers and bloggers achieve with PlastiKote spray paint. To see what can be created with a little imagination and some spray paint inspires us to try different things too. From festive makes to furniture, we’ve seen a whole raft of projects that have got the creative juices flowing. Here is a small selection from the past couple of years:


Sarah sent us this lovely chair makeoverIt was a first time project and we were thrilled to hear that it had inspired her to do more.


Have to say, we were also a little in love with her pooch!


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This pretty table centre piece came from Rosie. She made it for the autumn but it took her all the way through to the festive season. Gorgeous!


chest of drawers before

Shelley shared this fabulous bedside cabinet makeover with us. She took the transformation further by changing the handles to pretty glass ones and applying some marbled paper to the top.

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Hard to believe this was once a plain brown wood set of drawers.

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This upcycled chalkboard was sent in from Jack. We love his use of bits of driftwood, old gates, pallets, all sorts – check his Instagram feed to see all his fabulous creations.

jars interior

Lisa’s cute little storage jars caught our eye last year. We’ve done Easter and Christmas themed sweetie jars but love these funky feline and duck storage jars using Metallic spray paint. Jam jar upcycles can be a thing of beauty!

full pic of desk area

And finally, the talented Melanie Lissack, an interior blogger and DIY enthusiast, spray painted a grid wall mesh panel with Metallic to make a useful memo board – a clever idea that’s quick and easy to make.


We really enjoy seeing the diverse mix of ideas and creations using PlastiKote spray paints. If you have a spray paint project you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature it on our blog, you’ll get some ‘thank you’ spray paints.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, visit our website here.

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