DIY: Citronella Candle

From cabins and lake houses to backyard barbecues and bonfires, my summer has been eventful. I don\’t know about you, but when I get invited somewhere I always bring a hostess gift. While I do buy gifts from time to time I think something homemade is just a little bit sweeter. These simple citronella candles have become my go-to hostess gifts for summer.

Terracotta Pots (I spray painted mine)
Unscented candles (check Walmart or the Dollar Store)
Candle Wicks
Something to melt wax in

 Step 1: Chop up a pillar candle.

Step 2: Fill a pot with water add jars filled with candle wax. Melt on a low temperature.

Step 3: Place a piece of foil under the pot, wrap the wick around a pencil and pour in a small amount of wax to lock your wick in place.

 Step 4: Add Citronella oil to the melted wax and pour into your pots.

Step 5: Allow to set for 24 hours.

4 Comments on “DIY: Citronella Candle

  1. What a perfect summer hostess gift!!! I hate mosquitoes (and always attract them) so now I can bring my own disguised as a gift 😉


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