Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent Citronella Luminaries

By: Faith Provencher from
Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent Citronella Luminaries
Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent Citronella Luminaries
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If you love summer but can't stand mosquitos, these DIY citronella candles are for you! Keep the insects away while enjoying the summer day!

From the Blogger: "I love almost everything about summer. But one of the very few things I don’t like is… mosquitos! And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Like many of my ideas, this project was born from a stroll through Home Depot. I found these small empty paint cans near the spray paint and I just knew I could make something with them. Fast forward a few weeks, and here we are… with a set of DIY mosquito repellent citronella luminaries!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueRepurposing


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These would be perfect for those outdoor summer dinners. It's actually a two for one solution in that you get beautiful lighting and mosquito repellent at the same time plus it's organic. Once you get this kit, you don't have to buy a new one the next summer.

Fabulous hack. So simple, customizable, and easy.

These are so cute! I like the idea of DIY citronella candles - you get to customize them however you want and they're so much cheaper!


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