DIY: Summer Citronella Candles

DIY: Summer Citronella Candles #outdoor #candle #centerpiece #party

This simple craft is perfect for summertime and can make for pretty outdoor centerpieces for a backyard get-together. I first discovered this idea on Nest of Posies blog and knew I had to try it. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at my local grocery stores, plus I used fresh herbs from my garden!

DIY: Summer Citronella Candles #outdoor #candle #centerpiece #party

Summer Citronella Candles

• Mason jars
• Floating candles
• Lemons and limes
• Citronella essential oil (I found mine at Whole Foods)
• Fresh herbs
• Twine or ribbon

To assemble my candles, I first sliced up the lemons and limes. The fruit will float in the jar, so I recommend adding them in last. Place your fresh herbs in each jar (I used rosemary, lemon thyme, lavender and chamomile from my garden). Fill the jar about half way with water and add about 10 drops of citronella oil to the herb and water mixture. Next, add in the sliced citrus and fill the jar the rest of the way up with water. Finally I added the floating candle and tied a piece of twine around each jar.

Place one or two candles at each table of your next outdoor party!

DIY: Summer Citronella Candles #outdoor #candle #centerpiece #party

Comments

  1. Kala says

    These are very pretty but do they actually keep the bugs away? Would a few drops of Citronella oil in a jar of water do the same thing? Curious about what the fruit & herbs do (besides look nice). Thanks!

  2. Dani says

    Hey hey, I love these and want to try for gifts over the summer. Im just wondering though, how long do they keep with the fruit and herbs??
    Thanks :)

    • says

      Hi Dani, because the fruit is fresh, it’s best to use the candles right away. You could maybe put it together as a kit for someone to make themselves?

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  1. […] These Citronella candles are a little different from all the others we have blogged about in the past. “Other Citronella Candles”. This version of the candle is rustic and filled with herbs, fruit and oil. These would make lovely hostess gifts,  (Just pop the lid on). For the full tutorial on how to make these Citronella candles visit Adventures-in-making.com. […]

  2. […] These Citronella candles are a little different from all the others we have blogged about in the past. “Other Citronella Candles”. This version of the candle is rustic and filled with herbs, fruit and oil. These would make lovely hostess gifts,  (Just pop the lid on). For the full tutorial on how to make these Citronella candles visit Adventures-in-making.com… […]

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