How to Make 12 Different Oil Lanterns using Bottles and Jars
Alright, here we go again! We've already covered how to create a mason jar oil lantern, and we've covered how to create a rock candle.
Now, let's check out 12 different photos (below) of these DIY-project oil lamp/lanterns!
These are very easy to create, and very stylish. They can be used indoors or outdoors, and are perfect for a desk party, BBQ, or small get-together. They are definitely the perfect item for a conversation pieces, and everyone will love them!
In order to create your own oil lantern, you will need the following items:
* A fiberglass wick (they will last for years, and not burn up like a typical organic wax or cottle candle wick).
* Potentially some sort of hardware fitting in order to prevent heat from burning the lid/top, or the glass to be destroyed from overheating. These pieces, you can easily improvise with, and you'll find a million different pieces in the plumbing area of Lowes or Home Depot. See the "Pale Ale" lantern below, and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. These fittings not only add style, but they add protection, or support. On the Pale Ale lantern, you'll see a washer, a hollow threaded tube/bolt and a nut that surrounds it.
* Indoor sootless lamp oil for indoors, or any type of burning/lamp oil for outside. Or, simply create your own citronella torches using jars or bottles and use whatever type of oil you'd like (outdoor use only, to prevent chemicals from being inhaled indoors).
12 DIY Oil Lamps / Lanterns
How incredibly cool! The lightbulb design is pretty impressive, as it takes a little bit of time to remove the metal cap from the end of the bulb without breaking it!
The holiday oil lamp is absolutely brilliant. Can you see the face at the top of the bottle? Jack Frost, the Grinch, who knows... In any case, this lantern is going to be in my home around Christmas time, times 10.
These oil lamps are very stylish! The jar lantern would be perfect for weddings, or other banquets, such as Valentines Day.
The cobalt blue 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 and fancy at the same time!
I love the Pale Ale lantern! I really wish I hadn't gotten rid of the 80+ clear beer bottles I had previously used as an _above the counter_ pyramid decoration.
The old-timer jugs would add a great rustic look to the outdoor setting, and a Jager bottle could certainly be used. In fact, you could get these jars/bottles/etc., from about any bar, without paying a dime! It amazes me how many beer bottles are thrown away each night at the local bar, when they could be recycled for probably $200 a week (yes, that many bottles).
Ah, an older Coca Cola bottle, or a newer one made to look like the good old days. Anything Coca Cola, and I'm in. They add such cheer to the holidays with their commercials, and printings on their containers.
Extra virgin! How virgin can virgin get? Hmm. Doesn't seem like much, but adding the wick, and setting it on fire sure does make for a cool creation!
These wine bottle lanterns sure are neat looking! Imagine how long those suckers would burn, being able to hold that much fuel!
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. Though not recommended to play around with fire while consuming the substance that was once in this very glass container! :)
And lastly, another cobalt blue lamp. Making the fitting that holds the bottle shouldn't require but about 5 minutes in Lowes or Home Depot in the loose hardware isles, until you find the pieces that you think are just right.
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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