12 More DIY Oil Lantern Ideas

JAR CRAFTS Published September 30th, 2013 12,968 views

We’ve previously covered how to create a mason jar oil lantern, and we’ve covered how to create a rock candle. Now, for inspiration, let’s check out 12 different photos of various bottles, jars, and jugs that were converted into oil lamps or lanterns using the same steps as mentioned in our two tutorials.

One of the nice things about making your own oil lamps is that they serve a purpose and will be there when you actually need to have one around. At the same time, you are able to design your lantern in a very stylish way and have fun while doing it.


They can be used indoors or outdoors, depending on the oil you’ll be using, and are perfect for a desk party, BBQ, or small get-together. Everyone will love your new creation, and you’ll be able to let others know how to do the same.

Would you like to view one of our tutorials on how to make your own oil lamp? It really is a simple DIY, and you’ll be very proud of yourself for making it happen!

You guys / gals should email in your photos once you’ve made your own oil lanterns, or any of the other craft projects on our site! We’ll start a photo gallery as soon as we hear from the first person! photos{at}putitinajar.com!

Oil Burners – 12 Photos

The Light Bulb Oil Lantern

This design is pretty impressive.

 Christmas 'Grinch' & Snowflake Bottle Lantern

This Christmas oil lamp is absolutely brilliant. Can you see the face at the top of the bottle? Jack Frost, perhaps? Maybe the Grinch?

Vintage Jar Lantern

These oil lamps are very stylish! This style of lantern would be perfect for weddings, or other banquets, such as Valentines Day.

Cobalt Blue Wine Bottle Hurricane Lanterns

The lanterns would definitely add to any outdoor event, and could be used with citronella oil to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes while looking classy at the same time!

The Pale Ale Bottle Lantern

I love the Pale Ale lantern! I really wish I hadn’t gotten rid of the 80+ bottles I had previously used as an above-the-counter decoration.

Old-timer Jug Lanterns

The old-timer jugs would add a great rustic look to any setting, and a Jager bottle could certainly add style, also. If you want to obtain a Jager bottle, just ask any bar and they will give them to you.

Vintage Coca-Cola Lantern, and Mason Jar Lanterns

Ah, a vintage-style Coca Cola bottle; anything Coca Cola, and I’m in. They add such cheer to the holidays with their commercials, and printings.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lantern

All this thing needed was a hole punched in the lid and a wick thrown in :) You can definitely use olive oil for your lamp fuel.

Another Wine Bottle Oil Lantern

These wine bottle lanterns sure are neat looking! Imagine how long those suckers would burn, being able to hold that much fuel!


Crown Royal Jar Lantern

The Crown Royal lantern would be a nice way to sit and think about all those hangovers, or sit and think about the one you’re about to have.


Another Cobalt Blue Wine Bottle Hurricane Lantern

This thing is gorgeous! If you know where to get those mounts that are holding the bottles, let us know!


Wind Chime Oil Burners

Okay, the wind-chime style tubing… Basic, simple, yet still very cool. Run your wick up the tube, and sit them in a container of your oil. It’ll absorb all the way up the wick!

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  • Susan Patrie

    The mounts holding the wine bottles are just c-clamps.