Monday, May 16, 2011

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Photos taken by John Cantwell: http://www.cantwellphoto.com/

I have been wanting to make wine bottle tiki torches ever since I saw this post about them on design sponge: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/08/diy-project-eriks-recycled-wine-bottle-torch.html. I couldn't get much help at my hardware store so I gave up for a while.

I was in the garden and looking at these old tiki torches that had lost their oil holders and were just looking ugly. I decided to cut off the old cane and see what glass might fit in them. To my great excitement, the Riesling bottles are a perfect fit!!

2 new cobalt blue wine bottle tiki torches: $0.00.

Take 2 old tiki torches:


old tiki torch, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Cut off all the faded and gross cane:

insert the wine bottles:


lampsbench, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Fill with citronella oil and insert a wick. (I didn't have a wick holder so I just used some heavy wire. I'll probably get the real holder, but this works)


tiki bottles Nikon 70-300mm VR, originally uploaded by Cantwell Photo.

Photos taken by John Cantwell: http://www.cantwellphoto.com/

And light!!


DSC_3241p, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

(except this photo, I took this one)

4 comments:

  1. I like it better with the heavy-duty wire instead of the wick holder... looks more rustic!

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  2. surprisingly useful stuff, in general I picture this is worthy of a book mark, many thanks

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