DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles

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As I was enjoying the nice fall colors from my patio yesterday, I had a brilliant idea. I mean I have made candles at home before, but I wanted some that I could use to light up the porch so we could enjoy it at night too. This is how I uncovered into these diy mason jar citronella candles.

Are you ready for another simple home project, I wouldn’t recommend you do this one with the kids though since you will be handling highly citronella flammable oil. Not only will these jars provide light, burning citronella also helps keep pesky bugs, such as mosquitoes away. Expect each jar to burn for about 10 hours before you have to refill the jars.

DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candles
Photo credit: onelittleproject.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

In each lid, use the nail and hammer to make a hole in the center. You can also use a handheld drill if you have access to one. The hole should be small enough to allow the wick to go through. Next just fill your jars up to just below the neck of the jar with citronella oil and then drop your wick attached to the lid into the oil.

The only thing left to do is screw on the lid and then light up your candles. Try using patio torch wicks instead of candle wax ones, these burn faster. Also the perfect length for your wick on top pf the lid is about 1/4 inch only. When it is time to blow them out, just place another jar on top of them and the flame will die down once it has used up all the oxygen.

You can follow step by step instructions on the One Little Project blog, here…

How To Make Mason Jar Citronella Candles

You can watch the video below on homemade citronella candles…

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