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Mini make: affordable autumn decs with PlastiKote spray paint

As a new season arrives, lifestyle magazines and blogs invite us to change our interiors to complement the time of year. If you’re looking for an affordable way to add some autumnal accents to your home, look no further than a pile of dried leaves and PlastiKote spray paint!

A metallic accent lifts any colour scheme and PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel comes in Gold Leaf, Copper, Antique Gold, Silver (Chrome), Rose Gold and Brass. Available in 100ml cans, a little goes a long way and using (free) leaves means you won’t break the bank updating your decor.


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So, go for a brisk country walk and collect your leaves. We particularly like the large sycamore leaves. Dry them between a couple of heavy books to get them to lie flat. When ready to spray, prepare your spraying area with cardboard or newspaper and make sure the room is well-ventilated. Spray with your chosen metallic, using fine mists of paint to build the colour. These two images show the depth of colour and shine that is achieved with PlastiKote Metallic spray paints.


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The leaves can be used in all sorts of ways. Welcome your visitors with an autumnal wreath. Using Gold Leaf, Copper and Antique Gold, spray 6 large leaves and allow to dry. When thoroughly dry, hot glue to an old wicker wreath. Not just for Autumn, this could be used at Christmas too.

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Cascading sprayed leaves blu-tacked to a wall make an appealing display or they could be hung from a small branch to make a mobile of hanging leaves.

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A colourful garland using Copper and Orange Gloss is a cheerful addition to the home. Our top tip for attaching the leaves to the twine is to cut 15mm lengths of drinking straw and hot gluing to the back of each leaf. Then simply thread on to the twine.

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Looking for a quick and easy Halloween decoration? Use Fast Dry Enamel in White to spray some dried sycamore leaves and allow to dry. Their shape really lends itself to being transformed into spooky ghosts! Draw on a couple of black eyes and use washi tape to stick them on the window.

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Finally, what about place names? Perfect for any time of the year – great for Christmas! – choose large leaves to spray and, when dry, write on your guests’ names.

If you’ve used sprayed leaves for decoration, we’d love to see them. Tag us #plastikoteuk on Instagram @plastikoteuk

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WIN: a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paints

Autumn is upon us, with shorter days and cooler weather. Ring the changes by taking a can of PlastiKote spray paint and giving your accessories a refresh or a new colour. Spray a photo frame a bright colour or give an old ornament a metallic makeover. It’s quick and easy to do, and won’t break the bank.

Why stop there? A table or chair sprayed in a strong colour will add a new focal point to your room. Revamp an old piece you already have or take a trip to the local tip – someone else’s trash could be your treasure! A light sanding and clean with soapy water and you’re ready to go. Use Twist & Spray Primer, followed by your favourite Twist & Spray colour.

We did exactly that with these three pieces: A – a small side table sprayed Royal Blue, B – a wicker armchair sprayed Black Plum and C – a junk shop find sprayed in Hacienda Tile, Yellow and Orange Gloss.

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To enter our competition, just tell us which is your favourite. Email your answer A, B or C together with your name, address and phone number to and put SEPT COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st October. Good luck!

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 July competition. Congratulations to Hana from Hastings whose favourite Chalk project was the little vintage stool in Chalk Pastel Green. She has won a £50 Hobbycraft gift card which will be winging its way to her shortly.

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

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more information about the product or pop over to our Pinterest page for lots of inspirational projects.

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