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DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles Chase Mosquitoes Away and Look Great!

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I live in the hot south and spending time on our dream deck usually happens in the late evening. It's a relaxing time spent with family.....except for the mosquitoes! Here's how I created an easy citronella candle that helps repel those pesky bugs and looks beautiful, too!
Difficulty: Easy
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Citronella oil is a plant-based insect repellant that is a must for spending time outside. Since we are self-taught DIYers we knew we could find a way to make candles that were both efficient and pretty.
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All the supplies you will need. See my blog for links to these products.
  • diy mason jar citronella candles chase mosquitoes away and look great, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Using the pint sized mason jars punch a hole from the bottom in the center of the lid. This allows for easier installation of the wick.
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Push and twist the wick through the hole in the lid leaving 1/8 inch exposed.Fill jar with citronella torch fuel.
  • diy mason jar citronella candles chase mosquitoes away and look great, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Screw on the lid and ring and pull the wick through. That’s it! These little candles make a great gift for neighbors or friends and create a warm and inviting ambiance for an outdoor room.

To see more: http://martysmusings.net/2014/07/make-citronella-candles.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY

    Brb making these NOW my backyard is mosquito city!

  • Kathy Fleming
    Kathy Fleming Lawton, MI

    Great idea! Will be making these this weekend. :)

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO

    Thanks for your post! I sure need to do it, the mosquitos here are awful!!

  • Debi53
    Debi53 Broadway, NC

    Your post answered a question I've been recently asking. We just built a small deck & have been talking about what to do about those pesky bugs. Since we live just an hour down the road from you, I know if these work for you, they will work for us

  • Kathy Dolan
    Kathy Dolan Austin, MN

    I love these, but I was wondering if the top got really hot, could it make the jar crack?

    • Kathy C
      Kathy C Montevallo, AL

      @Kathy Dolan These jars are made for canning in extreme heat, they shouldn't crack.

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