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


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!
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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.
diy mason jar citronella candles chase mosquitoes away and look great, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
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.
diy mason jar citronella candles chase mosquitoes away and look great, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
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.
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  • Nina
    on May 9, 2018

    Can you put food coloring into citronella? Is that how you got the color?

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  • JAN R
    on Aug 23, 2015

    Mine might be too big, because of too much smoke.

  • Jerri M
    on Sep 17, 2015

    It does smoke some - but you might have the wicks too high. if there's chance of a high flame catching anything around it on fire, you shouldn't have a problem.

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