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Here they are ladies...
Mason Jar Oil Lamps....Pictured are the items you will need to make these..... A jar with lid, filling ( pinecones, potpourri, Fabric, buttons, marbles, stones, dried fruit or chilies, glass ornaments, hard candies, ect..... The only items I know of that do not work well are photos and chocolate) A glass wick holder, and fiberglass wick, 4 to 6 inches in length and a User safety tag, Decorative items... I use a scrap of fabric for a bow and a piece of raffia to tie the tag on a user safety tag...make this on you computer... I will give the verse to you at the end.....
Almost any kind of jar can be used, I have 2 examples in the photos, make sure jars are free from cracks and defects... If using the cork lids.. be sure the glass wick holder goes all the way through and the oil is not filled high enough to soak the cork...
Do not fill lamps with lamp oil until you are ready to use them...NEVER ship with lamp oil in them !!!!!!!!
 

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Fill jars with items of your choosing...... I am using potpourri in this demonstration....
 

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Using a nail and hammer or a drill make holes in lids..... make them only large enough to fit the glass wick holder.... You want a tight fit.....
 

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Safety tag for Oil Lamps:
Write by hand or print these tags on your computer......
This list includes a list of precautions for the users..... I have included what I felt necessary, however these oil lamps can be dangerous and should be treated as you would any oil or fuel lamp or use precautions as you would any open flame or candle..... Common sense is a necessary ingredient whenever candles or oil lamps are used....


Tag should read....................
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Never leave lit lamp unattended !!
Fill with Pure paraffin oil only !! Using other fuels can cause an explosion!!! at the least other oils will cause smoking and make a mess ...
Keep away from Children.. Parts from the lamp are a chocking hazard and lamp oil is POISONOUS and very FLAMMABLE !!!
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the top of the wick holder.. The lamp will smoke if wick is too long..
Never light near flammable items such as curtains, decor, furniture, ect...
Place lamp where it is level and will not spill or tip.......
allow wick to soak up oil for at least 3 hours before lighting...
Remove oil before shipping or storing........
Check for cracks in the jar and wick holder before filling and lighting....
Use the same care as you would a candle, hurricane lamp or any open flame...
With proper care your lamp should offer years of enjoyment....
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Put lids with wick holders on the jars, tie on bows (make sure they are well below where open flame will be..... Tie tag on with raffia or jute......
 

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The finished oil lamp.......................
 

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I have the Fiberglass wick,(4 inches) & glass wick holders, will trade for 5-.37c postage stamps...includes shipping..... Or will consider trades.....
PM me........
 

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I hope this is explained well for you...... If you have any questions, post them here....... BTW.... I sell these at show and get anywhere from $10.00 to $40.00 for each one.......
Have fun making these !!!!!!!!!
 

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I would fill it almost full, but not to the point where it would spill if tipped slightly...... Only about an inch or two needs to be in the parrifin oil....just enough to soak up the fuel......
 

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I NEVER give or sell them with the oil....... They would not be very safe to carry around full of fuel....... Give a bottle of the oil with it if you like.... I have a tag that tells them exactly what to buy......
 

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Only large enough for the glass wick holder to fit snug......
 

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I can't wait Sherry !!!!!! Let us see !!!!!!!! :D
 

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I have the wicks and holders ............
I have only ever found them on the internet and I had to buy them by the hundreds to get a desent price.... They can be as high as $2.50 to $3.00 each.....
 

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You can use E-6000 epoxy or silicone, but do not shake them like a snow globe.......
 

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Actually Diana, that's as cheap as I've ever seen them...(Unless you buy them by the hundreds)...... I just can't find the shipping costs.......

BTW... Mine are cheaper and postage included......
 

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Carolyn,
It's the kind you use in hurricane lamps.. Like you find at Wally's and Dollar store..... Just look at the label...some have kerosene and that is dangerous and smokes alot....... It's nothing mysterious, just check the label.....:D

BTW..... I just did some full of small 2 inch glass Christmas ornaments...... Looks pretty, did another with burned out C7 (Like the outdoor bulbs) Christmas light bulbs, I've done pinecones and artificial pine branches, polished stones, even mylor shread..
PM me if anyone needs wicks and holders........ I still have plenty .......
 

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Jingle Bells would be great !!!!!
 

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Let us know what you dream up Carolyn....... :sleepy:
 

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I have lots more wicks and holders if anyone needs them.......
 
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