Summertime Mason Jar Lamps DIY - Everyday Essentials

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Summertime Set Mason Jar Lamp DIY

Summertime Mason Jar Lamps DIY

Finally, it’s summertime. And that means it is time to get outside and enjoy the fresh summer breeze. A lot of people have already decked-out their patios, gardens, and yards for spring, but it’s time for a change! Switch gears from the bright, springy decor and create a more relaxing feel with these super cute Mason Jar Lamps. They are simple to create and are sure to make a huge difference in your space. As an added bonus, this easy DIY pairs perfectly with our new Summertime  Set

And if you’re in need of keeping pesky pests away from your outdoor space, check out our Citronella Pest Control Candle.

1. Gather All Your Supplies

Ingredients to make a DIY lamp

All you need for this Mason Jar Lamp is a mason jar, citrus slices, vegetable oil, and some floating wicks (you can find them on Amazon). And you’re not limited to citrus slices! You can use flowers, petals, or any other decorative item you wish.


2. Add It All to Your Jar

Adding oil to a mason jar

Start by adding your citrus slices to the jar and then fill it up 3/4 of the way with water. Combine your essential oils with the vegetable oil and add it to the jar. Once all the oil has risen to the top, you can add the floating wick.


3. Light Your Lamp

Summertime Set Outdoor Lamp DIY

All that’s left is to light your Mason Jar Lamp! The vegetable oil provides several hours of burning power to your candle. It’ll make the perfect addition to your porch, patio, or backyard BBQ.


Summertime Mason Jar Lamps

What you’ll need:

Add The Summertime Set to your cart

What you’ll do:

Add your citrus slices (or any other decorative items you wish) to your mason jar. Fill the jar ¾ of the way full with water. In a separate dish, combine 30-40 drops of your chosen summer blend with ¼ cup vegetable oil. Pour the vegetable oil into the mason jar, add a floating wick, and light it. Enjoy a fun and festive addition of these Mason Jar Lamps to your summer gatherings.

25 thoughts on “Summertime Mason Jar Lamps DIY”

  1. Can you use olive oil or sunflower oil instead of the vegetable oil? I don’t typically have vegetable oil in the house. Thank you.

    1. Absolutely! We chose vegetable oil because it’s light and has very little to no smell. Olive oil will also work, it’ll just have a slight olive oil scent to it.

  2. Love this idea! Does it actually give off the smell of the oils? Like if I did this with the hug blend to repeal mosquitos etc?

    1. Yes, you can smell the oils! We didn’t test it with our Nature Shield blend, but it should work to help repel bugs. If you try it, let us know how it goes!

  3. Super cool. I wish I had known about the floating wicks for my wedding a year ago. I made something similar to this but with tiny candles, fruit slices and rosemary stems. Plus citronella and rosemary essential oils.

  4. Just received my floating wicks today and had to try it out. It works! Thank you Plant Therapy for this great DIY idea.

    1. We tested it with one of the summer blends, so we can’t say for sure. But there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work for that!

    1. I got several hours out the candle and you can easily add more oil to extend the burn time. Also, you can find floating wicks on Amazon!

  5. This looks like a really fun thing to do. I can mix and match oils in the jars to my heart’s delight. Some with citronella, some with one of the Summer blends or even a single oil that I enjoy.

  6. I love this idea, so easy and fun and beautiful on the patio. Thanks for the ideas you continue to come up with!

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