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How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

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Don’t let the mosquitos and bugs ruin your summertime fun! You can make your own Mason Jar Citronella Candles right at home with a few supplies! 

If there is one thing I never have on hand during the summer, it is citronella candles. My family and I love to sit outside and enjoy dinner during the summer months, but we do not love the bugs it attracts.

Being the DIY type of person that I am, I thought it would be fun to use one of the hundred mason jars I have on hand to create my own Mason Jar Citronella candles!

How to make your own DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles:

Supplies needed to create your own Mason Jar Citronella Candles:

How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

I opted to use one of my mason jars and a lid meant to transform your mason jar into a cup. It worked perfectly for my purpose! Just keep in mind if you do this, to remove the rubber stopper.

If you don’t use a lid like this and decide to use the mason jar lid, use a screwdriver and hammer or a dremel to poke a hole in the middle of your lid.

How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

Pull your wick through the hole, fill the jar with citronella and voila! A Mason Jar Citronella Candle!

Tip: Having trouble getting the wick through the hole? Use a small piece of duct tape to wrap the end of the wick and then pull it through the hole.

These Mason Jar Citronella Candles are a great way to decorate your outdoor space this summer! They make a fun hostess gift for your next BBQ or party!

How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

How to Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

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DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles

DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles

Yield: 1 mason jar citronella candle
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Don't let the mosquitos and bugs ruin your summertime fun! You can make your own Mason Jar Citronella Candles right at home with a few supplies! 

Materials

  • * Tiki Torch replacement wicks or 1/8" candle wicks,
  • * A Mason Jar with lid,
  • * Citronella

Tools

  • a screwdriver and hammer or a dremel

Instructions

    1. I opted to use one of my mason jars and a lid meant to transform your mason jar into a cup. It worked perfectly for my purpose!
    2. Just keep in mind if you do this, to remove the rubber stopper.
    3. If you don't use a lid like this and decide to use the mason jar lid, use a screwdriver and hammer or a dremel to poke a hole in the middle of your lid.
    4. Pull your wick through the hole, fill the jar with citronella and voila! A DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle!

Notes

Tip: Having trouble getting the wick through the hole? Use a small piece of duct tape to wrap the end of the wick and then pull it through the hole.

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What a great idea!

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I love this DIY idea. I can definitely use these at my outdoor gatherings! Fun blog hop! Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend :).