DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp

What You'll Need

  • A jar with a lid
  • A cotton wick
  • Some Lamp oil


  • Make a hole in the top of the zinc lid with a nail and pull the cotton wick up through the opening. You only need about 1/4 inch of wick sticking out of the top to light.
  • Fill 2/3 of the jar with lamp oil and secure the lid.
  • Let the jar sit for about one hour before lighting so the oil will soak up into the wick.
  • Tip: a cotton shoelace works great as a small wick