As if you needed an excuse to drink more wine this summer! Check out this DIY project that repurposes your old wine bottles.
The wine bottle-turned-tiki torch will be an excellent addition to your backyard this summer and are super simple to make. To make these torches, you’ll need:
- An empty wine or beer bottle
- Tiki replacement wicks or thick cotton rope
- Citronella torch fuel
- Brass coupling (1/2 in. x 3/4 in. Adapter)
- Wood glue
- Rope or twine (optional)
- Pebbles (optional)
Everything can be found at Lowe’s or Home Depot but if you want to get creative with the pebbles and rope, check out any craft store! And now it’s time to begin…
First, make sure the label and glue from the bottle is peeled off. Next, decorate the bottle however you would like using the rope or twine. Once the decorations are set, fill the bottle with some small pebbles or marbles and pour the fuel into the bottle, leaving some room on the top.
Next, cut the wick to a 1/2 – 3/4 thickness and use a small brass coupling to keep the wick in place. Once the wick is settled, push it into the bottle about 1½ inches down to let it soak up the fuel for about 20 minutes.
Once the fuel is soaked into the wick, it’s time to light them up! The bottles are great for outdoor decorations and they also help to keep the mosquitoes away!