DIY Chevron Jar

Don’t throw away those burnt candles just yet! I have the perfect DIY that can add a nice touch for any location.

What you will need:
1. An old candle, preferably a large container.
2. Paint of your choice. I used Americana’s Coral Blush.
3. Painter’s tape.
4. A paint brush.
5. Something to lay over your work space. I just used from craft paper I had lying around.
6. Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls (see step 4).


  1. If you still have wax in the candle, use a candle warmer or place in the microwave (under supervision) and clean the container.
  2. Start by taping how many chevrons you would like. I decided to just go with the shape of the candle jar and made three points.00a72799-ac22-4d05-a209-a008ef7e8d8a_zps84b4vwjp
  3. Paint as many coats as needed to make the chevron pattern opaque.
  4. Any mistakes? Use some rubbing alcohol to clean up the bottom in case there was any bleeding from the paint.

Yipee! You now have a lovely chevron jar that can hold a lot of things! If you are placing a lot of sharp objects into the jar, you can hot glue a circle of felt inside so that it will have a layer of protection.

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