Hanging Oillamp/bug Repellent




Introduction: Hanging Oillamp/bug Repellent

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This is an adaptation of the many other oillamps shown on here or you can leave off the lid and put a candle in the jar or even a small plant

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Step 1: You Will Need

Your going to need,
a jar with a lid
wire, Im using floral wire here but you can use electrical wire
something to cut the wire
A wick ( I took one from a tiki torch that melted on me)
citronella oil or regular lamp oil

Step 2: Making It Hangable

You will need 3 or 4 pieces of wire around 30" long, I doubled up the floral wire for strenght and to add a little something to the finished product.. Pretty simple, wrap the wire around the jar below the screw cap and twist to hold it tight

Step 3: Repeat

repeat the above step 3 or 4 times depending on how many wires you want your lamp to hang from

Step 4: Connect

Now connect the wires at the top, making sure the lamp will hang level, add another short piece as a loop to hang from

Step 5: Make It a Lamp

Drill or cut a hole in the lid to fit your wick

Step 6: Assembly

cut your wick to lenght and insert in the lamp, fill the jar with oil and let the wick soak for an hour or so

Step 7: Hang It Up and Enjoy

Find a place in a tree or other location to hang your lamp and enjoy

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for but didn't know it. I am giving a party and needed something to light the yard and keep the bugs away.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for commenting, these lamps will give some light but they aren't like a torch and although citronella wil help repel mosquitos I'd also use a yard spray ( I don't remember the name but the one I use here in florida comes in a blue bottle that attaches to a garden hose) and a chunk of dry ice back in a corner somewhere