DIY Mason Jar Citronella Candle

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!

Mason Jar Citronella Candle Supplies

Supplies needed to create your own Mason Jar Citronella Candle:

finished mason jar citronella candle

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


I’d like to thank Reesa for sharing her clever mason jar citronella project with us at Beauteeful Living today! You can visit Momma Lew’s website here, Pinterest here, and Facebook here,

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