Rounding out this week’s “Summer Entertaining Blog Hop” is a simple and incredibly useful DIY project from Reesa, my blogger friend from Momma Lew. This is such a great DIY project for summer since I love being out in my backyard but can’t stand the mosquitoes that circle about in the evenings.
Reesa’s Guest Post
If there is one thing I never have on hand during the summer, it is citronella candles. My family and I love to sit outside and enjoy dinner during the summer months, but we do not love the bugs it attracts. Being the DIY type of person that I am, I thought it would be fun to use one of the hundred mason jars I have on hand to create my own Mason Jar Citronella candle!
Supplies needed to create your own Mason Jar Citronella Candle:
- Tiki Torch replacement wicks or 1/8″ candle wicks,
- A Mason Jar with lid,
- Tiki citronella torch fuel
I opted to use one of my vintage mason jars and a lid I found in the dollar spot at Target. The lid is meant to transform your mason jar into a cup, but it worked perfectly for my purpose. Just keep in mind if you do this, to remove the rubber stopper. If you don’t use a lid like this and decide to use the mason jar lid, use a screwdriver and hammer or a dremel to poke a hole in the middle of your lid.
Pull your wick through the hole, fill the jar with citronella and voila! A DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle!
Tip: Having trouble getting the wick through the hole? Use a small piece of duct tape to wrap the end of the wick and then pull it through the hole.
These Mason Jar Citronella Candles are a great way to decorate your outdoor space this summer! They make a fun hostess gift for your next BBQ or party!
Like those crabs you see on the table? Get my recipe for them here!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle in the summer entertaining series!
-Reesa, Momma Lew
Could you use a DIY project like this? I know I certainly can. Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend, lovely readers! XO, Tee