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DIY Bug-Repelling Fourth of July Candleholders

Celebrate! Patriotic Bug-Away Candleholders

DIY Bug-Repelling Fourth of July Candleholders
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Along with creating a festive Fourth of July table, these patriotic candleholders are scented with smells that keep bugs away from your guests and grub. And most of the materials needed for this easy DIY can be found at the dollar store for only a few bucks. So set the table, light the candles, and get ready for a bug-free celebration!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 pounds rice
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus, or citronella essential oil
  • 3 small bowls
  • 2 sheet trays
  • Parchment paper
  • 4 small glass votives
  • 4 tea candles
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

Keep reading for the how-to!

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