Candles and flame lamps can help you create a romantic atmosphere in your home. If you are having a dinner date, spending at home with your love one, or just pampering yourself, lighting a scented flame can really set the atmosphere. With this simple DIY you can create a lamp with ingredients and materials found in the kitchen. In fact this homemade olive oil lamp cost much cheaper compared to candles. I’ve made these with peppermint oil, cinnamon oil & sticks, rose oil & dried roses as well as with lavender essential oil & lavender buds. Any combination makes a lovely gift, if even for yourself! Making one is simple.
How To Make a Mason Jar Oil Lamp:
- A wide-mouthed glass jar (a quart-size wide-mouthed canning jar works really well)
- A short length of flexible steel wire (1 1/2 or 2 times the height of the jar)
- A wick
- Olive oil
- Essential oil or fragrance oil (optional)
- dried flowers, herbs or spices (optional)
Wrap and Coil Wire to Make Hook
Use the steel wire to create a long hook. Wrap the wire back and forth so you have several strands making up the length. Make the wire piece the same height as the jar. It will help hold the wire and can also be use as a handle to help pull the wick up for lighting.
Make Wire Coil For Wick
Measure the wire at this point and make sure it is a couple of inches taller than your jar. At the other end of the wire from your handle coil, make another, looser coil. This will serve as a wick stand with about an inch or two tall that sits on the bottom of the jar.
Cut Wick and Attach to Wire
Create enough length of wick allowing it to stick up above the wire coil. While the remaining length of the wick is covered with olive oil.
Pour the olive oil into the jar. Make sure enough amount of olive is is poured into the jar. This is just under where the wick is pinched leaving enough space for the wick not to totally soak with olive oil.
For a few ounces of oil, the lamp will use for several hours.
Step Five (optional)
You can add herbs and spices to add a romantic scent in the atmosphere.
Light & Enjoy!
Watch our video showing you how to make a mason jar olive oil lamp: