When Life Gives You Lemons | 4 Craft Tutorials

When life gives you lemons…make lemon-themed crafts! Right?? We’ve got four new tutorials for you today that scream all things LEMONS! So whether you want a nice glass filled with lemon ice, want to keep the mosquitos away with a scented candle, need to cover up some stink from the bathroom, or want to send a secret message, we have you covered!

Mosquito Repellent Candles


  1. Add two slices of lemon, two slices of lime, and a couple of sprigs of basil to each jar.
  2. Fill jars with water and add 10-15 drops of lemongrass oil to each.
  3. Top with a floating candle.

Lemon Ice Cubes


  1. Slice lemons in half and use a juicer to squeeze out the juice.
  2. Pour a mixture of water and lemon juice into an ice cube tray.
  3. Add sliced lemon, oranges, mint, and basil.
  4. Fill the rest of the tray with lemon juice and freeze.

Invisible Ink Secret Message

  • Lemon
  • Small bowl 
  • Piece of blank paper 
  • Q-tip 
  • Knife


  1. Slice lemon in half and squeeze juice into a small bowl. 
  2. Dip Q-tip into lemon juice and a write secret message on paper.
  3. Let the paper dry completely before applying extreme heat to reveal the message.

Secret message idea: “What do you give an injured lemon? Lemon-aid!”

Toilet Spray


  1. Make lemon essential oil by zesting a lemon and adding it to a mason jar with olive oil. Place lid on jar and place in a sunny location for 3 days. Shake the jar 3-4 times a day.
  2. After 3 days, strain the zest.
  3. Fill 4 oz. spray bottle with 2 oz of water, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.
  4. Add 30 drops of lemon essential oil.
  5. Shake bottle and spray 5-10 times before you “go.”

What is your favorite craft to make with lemons? Share with us on Instagram at #craftbusters.


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