Make a DIY Mosquito Repellent Chandelier for Your Patio

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Are you tired of pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor relaxation time? Say goodbye to those annoying bugs with a charming and effective solution: a DIY mosquito repellent chandelier for your patio! Not only will this project help keep those blood-sucking pests at bay, but it will also add a touch of style and ambiance to your outdoor space. In this post, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating your own beautiful and functional mosquito repellent chandelier.

I love relaxing with my family and friends outside, but I sure hate when the mosquitos come out at dusk in the summertime! I’ve had this DIY mosquito repellent chandelier up for a few years now, and I find it surprisingly effective for a solution using no chemicals. The only maintenance it needs is a fresh spray of essential oils on the fabric strips every now and then. Here’s how to make it!

You Will Need

  • Cotton fabric (try light, airy colors)
  • Lavender and citronella essential oils (you could also add lemongrass and/or peppermint essential oils)
  • Large brass ring
  • Faux hanging greenery stems
  • Floral wire
  • Small dollar store brass ring
  • String

Now, let’s get started!

Step 1: Prepare the Fabric Strips

Begin by tearing the cotton fabric into 2-inch wide strips. The torn edges will add a rustic touch to your chandelier.

Step 2: Infuse with Essential Oils

Next, sprinkle lavender and citronella essential oils onto the fabric strips. These natural oils are known for their mosquito-repellent properties and will help keep those pests away. Other oils that work well? Lemongrass, peppermint, lemon eucalyptus oil, rosemary, tea tree oil & geranium essential oils are known to keep mosquitoes away.

Step 3: Tie the Fabric Strips

Then, take each fabric strip and tie it onto the large brass ring using lark head knots. Be sure to space them out evenly around the ring for a balanced look.

Step 4: Add Greenery for Interest

To add visual interest to your chandelier, you can then add faux hanging greenery stems using floral wire. This will fill out your chandelier and also give it a lush garden feel.

Step 5: Create a Hanger

Finally, attach some string to the small dollar store brass ring, then hang it from the larger hoop to create a hanger for your chandelier. This will allow you to easily suspend it over your patio.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Bug-Free Patio Oasis

Now, hang your DIY mosquito repellent chandelier over your patio, and let nature do the rest! When the wind blows, the flowing fabric strips will release the scent of the oils, helping to repel mosquitoes and other insects. Not only will this chandelier keep bugs away, but it will also create a cozy atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.

Creating your own DIY mosquito repellent chandelier is a fun and practical way to enhance your outdoor living space. With just a few simple materials and some DIY, you can say goodbye to mosquito bites and hello to peaceful summer evenings on your patio. Let me know if you make this by sharing on social, and tagging me @thediymommy!

More DIY Mosquito Repellent Ideas to Try

  • add citronella candles throughout your patio decor
  • use an outdoor fan in your space
  • make DIY Mosquito Repellent Luminary like the one I made here
  • plant bug-repellent flowers in pots around your space, like citronella grass, bee balm, lavender, lemon thyme, marigold, basil, catnip, or peppermint
  • don’t leave standing water (water sitting in rain barrels, bird baths etc.) for too long in your patio or porch area
  • invest in some bug zappers or a mosquito trap, like this mosquito zapper lantern
  • try making a homemade mosquito repellent bug spray by mixing these ingredients in a spray bottle: 1 part oil of lemon eucalyptus to 10 parts sunflower oil or witch hazel. Researchers from the University of Florida warn against using this on children under 3 years of age, and you should always be careful with essential oils.

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