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 DIY mason jar citronella candle oil lamp 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…
Here’s what you need:
- Mason jars
- 100% cotton rope
- Citronella oil
Hammer a hole in the center insert of the jar top. Tip #1 – You can hammer two lids at one time.
I used three strand rope. Tip #2 – Use 100% cotton rope. Nylon will melt, sizzle and quit burning. You can also use purchase wicks made specifically for tiki torches.