Mason Jar Oil Lamps

Mason Jar Oil Lamps

There was some discussion a while back on getting rid of mosquitoes. While there’s lots of products out there, here’s one way to do it, have a stylish yard and keep the costs down too.

All you need is a package of Mason jars, some cotton string and some liquid citronella (find it in big jugs at any home-improvement store and even some grocery stores). Use a hammer and nail to poke a hole in the top of the lid, then pour in the citronella, put the top on and drop in the wick. Allow the string about 10 minutes to soak up some oil, then place them around your backyard and light them!

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6 Comments On This Topic

  1. [...] away from painted mason jars… the possibilities with mason jars are endless. You can make Citronella Oil Lamps like the ones in this tutorial from Pin Delight. They are perfect for keeping the bugs [...]

  2. Crystal@SewCreativeBlog
    on Jul 26th at 5:06 pm

    I LOVE this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing it! I featured it on my DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects and Tutorials post on my blog Sew Creative today. I’d love for you to take a peek:

    Best Wishes,


    • Sharon
      on Jul 28th at 1:18 pm

      Thank you!!

  3. Carrie
    on Aug 1st at 9:25 pm

    I followed the tutorial but when we light the wicks they just burn up and the fire goes out. Any suggestions?

    • Sharon
      on Oct 7th at 11:47 am

      Did you use 100% cotton and soak them well? Or you can try some fiberglass wicks.

  4. lisa
    on Mar 26th at 11:41 pm

    how long should you make the string? I thought the more string the longer it would last before having to replace the string but how long is too long?


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