DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle Oil Lamp…

DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle Oil Lamp…

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We plan to spend Memorial Day at the lake, and fortunate enough to extend our stay to four days. In our readiness and preparedness we have been making all kind of stuff that proudly shows our red, white and blue.

We plan to be outdoors most of the time – hopefully by the pool, on the lake and just relaxing in our wonderful weather. Even though our weather is nice, we have already seen telltale signs of pesky mosquitos…yuck! I saw these cute citronella mason jars online, but there was no link to a website or a tutorial – just the photo. I’m fairly crafty and I felt certain that I could figure it out. This is a super-simple DIY project and it just takes minutes to complete!

First you need Mason jars – you decide how many you want to use…

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.I won this box of six at an Ace hardware giveaway :)

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

Here’s what you need:

  • Mason jars
  • 100% cotton rope
  • Citronella oil
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

Hammer a hole in the center insert of the jar top. Tip #1 – You can hammer two lids at one time.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

I used three strand rope. Tip #2 – Use 100% cotton rope. Nylon will melt, sizzle and quit burning.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Tip #3 – wrap the tip of the rope with tape. This will keep the rope from unraveling when you place it in the jar lid.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Pour citronella oil into the jar – 1/4 – 1/3 full.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Screw the lid into place. Snip the taped end off of the rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Let the rope soak up the citronella oil for about 10-15 minutes before lighting.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Stand back and light it up :)

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.When the rope wicks are first lit, they will burn high. After a few minutes the flame will be more like a candle burning.

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.Take them outdoors and let them work their magic on keeping the mosquitos away :)

DIY Mason jar citronella candle oil lamp. All you need is a mason jar, citronella oil and cotton rope.I hope these DIY citronella candles help you ward off your mosquito problems. Do you have any holiday plans for Memorial Day? We’d love to hear about it :)

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9 Comments on “DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle Oil Lamp…

  • I can’t wait to try this! I love to eat outside but you’re right those pesky bugs make it rough. This is going to make feel like paradise :)

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    • 2 Bees in a Pod Post author

      Hey CoCo!

      This really was a fun and super quick project. Although, my husband thought I was gonna burn down the house :) I’m fortunate that Mosquitos don’t bother me…guess I’m too sour LOL.

      Have a great weekend!

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    • 2 Bees in a Pod Post author

      Hey Ashley -

      I purchased my 100% cotton rope from a marine store at the lake. I have seen 100% cotton rope at a couple of hardware stores as well. Good Luck! If you have trouble finding it – let us know.

      Vicki and Jennifer

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  • We don’t live in Midwest but do live few miles out in country west of Grand Junction, CO. We have mosquitos even during day and they seem to really love my hubs. Maybe it’s meds I take that tend to offend them (I hope forever). I will be making some of these to hopefully fend off those nasty critters. Tired of having to spray myself every time I go out to hang laundry. If mosquitoes do try to get me they go for my chubby old lady bat arms. Must be juicy stuff there. Keep hoping our chickens will eat them all but not yet. This is such a wonderful useful thing to make and use jars for. Will just have to find the cotton rope. Here I come Ace Hardware or True Value, (closest stores to us).
    I’m so jealous you get to go to lake to enjoy water. Being on water in summer time is idea of heaven for me. Give me a floaty and some sun screen and I’m in heaven. Hope you enjoyed your weekends there, going for labor day weekend? Happy weekend

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  • I just made a few of these, very excited to try them! I was wondering, about how long did it take the wick to burn enough that you had to pull more string through the top? Thanks for the awesome DIY!!

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