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Make a Mason Jar Oil Lamp


  • pint canning jar and lid
  • lamp oil
  • candle wick
  • pre-assembled wick and ball
  • potpourri *
  • ribbon or raffia
  • punch or screwdriver


  1. Punch hole in center of lid. Bring wick up through hole. Secure wick with washer on underside of lid.
  2. Fill jar with potpourri. Add lamp oil.
  3. Tie a ribbon bow around neck of jar. Cut the ribbon very short so it is not near the flame.
  4. *I put colorful autumn leaves and twigs in the jar for the fall and pine cones and foam snowflakes with potpourri for the winter. Adjust decorations according to the seasons.

By Laurie from Pahrump, NV

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September 8, 20060 found this helpful

how do you secure wick with a washer from underneath the lid? Do you have a picture?

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September 10, 20060 found this helpful

here is a picture

Never leave lit lamp unattended !!
Fill with Pure paraffin oil only, Using other fuels can cause an explosion.


(other oils will cause smoking and make a mess)
Keep away from Children.

Keep the wick trimmed to 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the top of the wick holder.(The lamp will
smoke if wick is too long, same with a candle).
Never light near flammable items such as curtains, decor, furniture, etc.
Place lamp where it is level and will not spill or tip. Allow wick to soak up oil for at
least 2-3 hours before lighting.

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 15, 20060 found this helpful

can you make these in a fragrance?

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