Crafting Mason Jar Tiki Torches - Camping Hack #13

Mason jar tiki torches not only illuminate your surroundings but also repel insects due to the citronella in the fuel. Follow these simple steps to create your own tiki torches using Mason jars or any glass jar with a sturdy metal lid. Gather the following materials for this project:

To create your own tiki torches using jars with solid metal lids, gather the following materials:

  • Solid Metal Lid Jars: Use Mason jars or any glass jar with a sturdy metal lid.
  • Tiki Torch Fuel: Obtain the appropriate fuel for tiki torches.
  • Replacement Tiki Torch Wicks: Ensure you have an adequate supply of wicks.

To make holes in the jar lids, you can use either a hammer and a large nail or a drill with a sizable drill bit. Create holes that are large enough to thread the wicks through but small enough to hold the wicks upright without sliding back into the jar.

Next, thread a wick through each lid and fill the jars approximately halfway with the tiki torch fuel. Insert the wicks into the jars and securely screw on the lids.

Allow a few minutes for the oil to absorb into the wicks. Then, ignite the torches to fill your campsite with a gentle, ambient glow. Enjoy the evening without the annoyance of pesky mosquitoes bothering you and your family.

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