Make all of your farmhouse dreams come true when you light up one of these easy-to-make DIY Chalkboard Milk Bottle Candles!
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Our kitchen is decorated in a vintage, country style. Aside from a coat of paint and a few of my decorative touches, I’m pretty sure the kitchen hasn’t changed much since my husband bought the house. Remember – I moved in when he already had the house! We have a chalkboard window hanging on the wall that I upcycled. We use it as a weekly meal planner. I like to use mason jars as storage and love using milk bottles as vases and other decor. I love that rustic, farmhouse look!
For a while, I wanted to paint anything that I could with chalkboard paint! If I could have, I would have painted an entire wall in the house with chalkboard paint! My love of vintage decor and my obsession with chalkboard everything inspired this candle project. What’s better than combining a few of my favorite home decor style elements into one DIY project?
Now, I have to admit that even though I absolutely love farmhouse style, I’m so not a fan of “Fixer Upper.” Chip and Joanna Gaines get on my nerves (and that was only after watching 1 1/2 episodes with my husband) and I could probably make a drinking game out of the amount of times they say “shiplap.” In fact, I might as well continue to piss most of you off by saying that I don’t even really like the look of shiplap that much!
There. I said it. So for those of you who haven’t turned on me and hit the “x” at the top of the page, let’s press on and talk about something else that I love. Flea markets and garage sales! I’ll admit that I totally used to judge people who frequented garage sales and picked up other people’s so-called “junk. ” I was stupid and I apologize because a month or two ago, I actually lugged a jack-o-lantern painted metal tub home PICKED OUT OF SOMEONE’S CURBSIDE GARBAGE! Go ahead. Judge me.
Although the milk bottles used in this project were purchased in a set from Five Below, I did score a sweet deal on bottles at a garage sale last year. I honestly bought them for the wooden tray they were sitting in. But the whole dollar that I paid for them has definitely gone pretty far!
- Milk bottles
- Microwaveable soy wax
- Soy wicks
- Cookie candle scent
- Washi tape
- Black chalkboard paint
- Foam brush
- Chalkboard markers
- Bamboo skewers
- Glue a soy wick to the bottom of a milk bottle.
- Melt microwaveable wax according to directions (you’ll need approximately 2 cups of soy wax per bottle).
- Stir in a desired amount of candle scent. Then, carefully pour wax into each bottle.
- Place bottles into the fridge. This will help speed up the time it’ll take for the wax to harden.
- When wax has completely solidified, wrap the milk bottles with washi tape.
- Paint the milk bottles, from the top of the tape to the bottom of the bottle, with chalkboard paint. You may need to use two coats.
- Allow paint to dry completely. Then, write on your chalkboard candles and display!
If you’re a fan of rustic decor and flea market finds, this is a fun way to combine the two into an easy DIY project! These look great in the kitchen, but would add a little farmhouse style to any room in the house! Write a personal message on them and they’d make a nice gift for your shiplap farmhouse loving friend!
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