Summertime Floating Candles in a Jar

 

Summertime Floating Candles with Citronella Oil via Nest of Posies I’m a sucker for a burning candle.
They 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.  But you all already knew that!

Natural summertime scents to add to your floating candles in a jar via Nest of Posies

All I did was gather up some of my favorite Summer scents:  mint, lemon, lime, rosemary added some water & this citronella bug off oil to mason jars.  Then I added some floating candles.  Super easy!   This entire project from start to finish took less than 10 minutes.

summer floating candle in a jar via Nest of Posies

The smell is positively divine, but I love all things citrus & herbal!  The rosemary & mint combined with citrus is pure heaven!  Plus I also love the smell of citronella when it’s not overpowering.  But trust me, come July, I’ll be a walking citronella candle to repel the vampire bugs.  But note *I would never want to repel Edward!*

These candles are naturally beautiful with their earthy green & citrus colors, but with their evening glow they become the perfect addition to your porch or your home for the warmer months ahead.  I think they would even be fun to bring to a family cookout or a outdoor party.

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Summertime scents floating candles in a jar (with citronella drops)

These candles are naturally beautiful with their earthy green & citrus colors, but with their evening glow they become the perfect addition to your porch or your home for the warmer months ahead.  I think they would even be fun to bring to a family cookout or a outdoor party.
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Comments

  1. Love this idea! I have all of the things I need at home now. Making them… thanks!

  2. Super adorable!! I love this idea for a Summer outdoor party. Thanks for the awesome idea Kellie!

    xoxox

  3. These are SO pretty. Love that that they are wonderful to look at, but totally serve a purpose :) So cute!!!!

  4. Love these – in fact I think I can smell them from here!! Sharing this on my FB page right now!
    Kelly

  5. I love, love, love these! I’m totally stealing them, TOTALLY!

  6. So cute – I love candles outdoors!
    Pinned it!
    Thanks!

    Sam

  7. I love this Kelly! They’re so pretty and I would think they would smell soooo much prettier than anything storebought. Thanks – I’ll definitely be making these up this summer!

    • thanks, Bev! i love candles burning outside. we have major bugs in TN – so we always have some sort of citronella candle burning! ;)

  8. These are beautiful!

  9. I love summer candles! What a great idea!

  10. How much oil do you add to each bottle?

  11. Oh I love these Kellie! I have tons of rosemary in my garden and I always have citrus on hand… Must go buy some floating candles to recreate!

  12. These look so yummy! I was just wondering how to make citronella like candles, didn’t know it would be that simple! Def need to try this.

  13. Summertime Floating Candles in a Jar

  14. These look so lovely! Can’t wait to try them!! How long did your fresh citrus fruits and herbs last in the oil?

  15. How long can you use these candles for? ronniekashackles23@yahoo.com

  16. Is the jar filled with water and just a little oil, or is the jar full of the oil?

  17. Would Love to try one of these never had one!!!!!!!! They look Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  18. I hope this is OK, but I translated your idea and would liek to publich on my blog. Let me know if you are OK with it. I will give fully credit to you and your picture. Please let me know at my email. Thanks.

  19. With the lemon slice in the jar my floating candle keeps wanting to fall over

  20. How much of the citronella oil do you add to each jar?
    Thanks :)

  21. I would like to know how much of each Herb you used and are those Candles got that Citronella Oil in it already. And where would i buy those at.. Thank you.

    • hello! the herbs just vary. for example, the rosemary – i just put in about 2 twigs. the twigs are for decor & smell, but you don’t want it to push the candle over. the candles were purchased at Michaels, a craft store.

  22. We love these lovely candles so much that we’ve featured them in our ‘Oranges & Lemons Round Up’. Thanks for sharing – we’ve added a link back to you :)

    http://buttonsandpaint.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/oranges-lemons.html

  23. Those are so dainty and beautiful, we absolutely love them! Love your creaitvity

    Ananasa.com- Home For Handmade

  24. The candle idea is pretty cool. I wondered if we would be able to smell the scents of the fruits and herbs, and apparently we can. Thanks for the idea.

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