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Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots

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Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots

Our weather has been absolutely beautiful for the past couple of weeks. With the exception of a rainy day – this has been perfect Springtime weather. I have been working a lot on my front porch and have changed everything around quite a bit. The pollen and dirt have been banished. New chairs and a colorful  rug have been added. I’m making a coffee table and looking for heat-surviving plants. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to!

Sadly, this weather brings with it the pesky mosquito. I’m fairly certain that wherever there is oxygen you will find these pesky critters. While they don’t bite me I know that some people suffer terribly from mosquito bites. I decided to come up with an idea to make everyone more comfortable while we enjoy relaxing outdoors. Here’s how I created citronella candles in mini clay pots. Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience.

This project starts with these adorable terra cotta clay pots. You can find them HERE.

Citronella candles in mini clay pots

I have also used these same clay pots to create napkin ring holders.

Using craft paint, I dry brushed a light coat for a white-wash effect.

Next, using a pencil I hand drew numbers on each pot.

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. Use a pencil to write out French script numbers.

The numbers were then filled in with a black Sharpie marker.

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. Use a black Sharpie marker to fill in the color of the number.


Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. The mini clay pots are ready for moss and a citronella tea light.

Y’all know how much I love fresh moss! There is something about the brightness of the color and the softness of the moss. A little bit was added to each clay pot. You can find the moss HERE. This moss is our favorite as it keeps it’s fresh color for a very long time!

A citronella tea light was nestled into the top. THESE are our favorite.

**Never leave a lit candle unattended**

Ready to be lit…

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. Citronella tea lits ready to go outside.


Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. French script numbers on mini clay pots.

Aren’t these the cutest? Fighting bugs can be pretty too!

Citronella Candles in Mini Terra Cotta Clay Pots. Mini terra cotta pots, distressed and numbered in French script.

Jenn and I couldn’t resist buying a few of THESE bee matchboxes.

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. 2 Bees Matchbox.

The citronella fragrance is not overpowering at all. You know how sometimes it takes away your breath? These candles are very mild.

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. Terra cotta pots with citronella tea lights

As the season progresses we will update you on how well these tea lights ward off mosquitoes.

Citronella Candles in Mini Clay Pots. Bee Matchbook box.

Until then…you will find me out on the front porch!

Citronella Candles in Mini clay pots - perfect for outdoor entertaining.

We hope y’all have a fabulous weekend filled with perfect Springtime weather!

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  1. Thank you for sharing. These will come in handy this summer

  2. I love these little candles with a punch! I’ll give them a try and let you know if they work. All bugs love to chew on me; I am so jealous that they leave you alone. No wonder you can do so many outside projects!

  3. These are so cute and definitely something we need in Florida especially after the mild read nonexistent winter. I can’t wait to make some for summer. Sending you guys hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  4. Nice share! Now I know how to ward off mosquitoes without using those suffocating mosquito coils! Plus, these makes a nice decor too!

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