If you are planning on doing any outdoor entertaining this weekend or just lounging by the pool, check out these great new bug repelling products! I am loving these – they are functional, add style & color to your backyard AND are both under $15!
Made from recycled glass in the shape of a beehive, these pieces are gorgeous enough to be decorative lanterns, but sugar water turns them into chemical-free wasp- and bee-catchers. Hang one wherever you want to be sting-free and stylish. After all, you’ve got to do something about insects in the summer—might as well make that something beautiful. —LK
Recycled Glass Wasp Catcher, $13 each; Gaiam.com
Pretty and Practical
Citronella candles are useful, yes, but they’re not always the most attractive. For the summer, these votives are a chic solution. The dainty and delicate insect designs are filled with bug-repelling citronella to keep the critters at bay and your outdoor table looking sophisticated. Plus, when the citronella has burned out, you can use them as holders for tea lights and brighten up any room inside. —LK
Assorted Insect Citronella Candles, $14 each; ElizabethsEmbellishments.com