Summer is a gorgeous season, and the only thing that may spoil your staying outdoors is bugs. To avoid itchy bites, to avoid those little disgusting insects you may use a repellent but sometimes we just don’t want to cover our skin with something else except for the sunscreen to let the skin breathe. In such a case citronella candles are right what you need for your outdoor spaces, they will keep the bugs away without disturbing you and you’ll enjoy candle light at night. Here are some stylish pieces that you can make, they won’t be eye sores and won’t spoil the look of your gorgeous outdoor area. Let’s get started!
Citronella Candles In Mason Jars
A mason jar is a great container for such a candle and it’s often at hand. The fist project will tell you how to make a cool soy wax candle with citronella and lavender essential oil to keep the bugs and mosquitos away. The recipe is pretty simple, decorate the jars with lavender and twine and voila – you have a couple of stylish candles to keep the insects away and add style to your outdoor zone!
This candle is a patriotic one, and it’s a jelly candle! This citronella piece is seriously so simple and you will only need a few supplies, and then it’s basically melt and pour! These candles look really pretty and cool, they are sure to add to your space, they are amazing as 4th of July party favors and will keep the insects away during the party and on any other day. So cool!
The scent of these DIY mason jar citronella candles is light and pleasant thanks to a whole combo of essential oils used for them. Besides citronella, which is a natural bug repellent, there’s lavender, lemongrass and peppermint that even out the scent and make it balanced. The candles are made purple with food coloring, though you may choose any color that you like and add ribbons accordingly.
These candles are floating ones in green mason jars, they are idea for outdoor get-togethers and can act not only as candles but also as centerpieces. The jars are filled with water, greenery and citrus slices, plus citronella oil that is sure to keep the bugs away. The candles themselves are mostly for decor, to top these floating masses of greenery.
Here’s another similar project with floating candles in jars. These floating candles can cozy up a room in a heartbeat! It doesn’t matter how big or small – they have the power to make you feel relaxed or make you remember a certain memory from their scent alone. Read how to make them easily and fast and spruce up your outdoor space making it more comfortable and inviting.
Citronella Candles In Porcelain
Choose some elegant porcelain dishes and tableware to make citronella candles, and they are sure to add a vintage or rustic feel to you space at once, depending on the containers you prefer. This tutorial will tell you how to make super cute citronella candles but the main idea is to find something similar to these cute porcelain French onion soup bowls. rock some colorful ones, add several wicks to make them shine more! Enjoy!
These simple and stylish citronella candles are made in usual white porcelain pots with a colorful trim. The candles are made of soy wax and you may add some food coloring if you feel like some color. The candles contain citronella oil, which will keep the bugs away though you may add some other oils, too. Choose same pots with different colored edges to make your space more stylish.
Turn a couple of simple terra cotta pots into a gorgeous combo of candles with citronella oil and a cool summer-inspired watercolor look! Before making the candles themselves, paint the pots using various bright colors you like and make them in any technique – just watercolor, brushstroke, ombre or any other. Then make citronella soy wax candles inside and voila – your outdoor spaces looks more summer-like and cheerful than before!
What can be more natural than a natural container? This recipe for DIY citronella lemon bowl candles are super natural – the containers are lemon halves! Each naturally repel insects with essential oils and dried herbs. Together they make a beautiful centerpiece or small arrangements on outdoor tables. Make an extra dozen to send home with guests for an evening you won’t soon forget.
Got a couple of usual paint tin cans? Turn them into stylish candles! All you need to do is to paint the containers with some bold paints and then then make citronella candles inside them. Peppermint and lemon essential oils will add to the aroma making it more balanced and neutral. Refresh the space with these candles and add a touch of color!
No time for painting glasses with candles? No problem! These candle vessels are wrapped with vinyl balloons creating a colorful, ‘dipped’ look’, without actually having to bust out the paints. Such a craft won’t take much time and you’ll easily add color to your space with them! Making the candles is easy, it’s a standard recipe, then just spruce up the glasses and voila!