Add desired amount of essential oil to repel insects naturally. DIY tiki torches are very easy to put together and only require a few materials.
Then its time to light the torch.
How to make wine bottle tiki torch. Some suggested essential oils include. Allow the wick to absorb the tiki fuel for 10-15 minutes. Then thread the rod into the Top Connector Plate then position the bottle neck into the Split Ring Hanger tighten and secure the bottle.
Then you can light your wine bottle tiki torch and enjoy. Jonathan Fong Step 4. They add weight to the.
Fit the flange into the bottle and adjust the wick so its resting on top of the sand. A mix of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water will suffice and burn in a tiki torch however will not repel insects. You may have to do this 10-20 times depending on the size of the bottle youre using.
You will know that the fuel has reached the top of the wick when the tip appears blue like the color of the fuel. Trim the wick so its 1 inch above the flange. I love summer time and being outside there is nothing better than a warm summer breeze at the end of the day enjoying dinner on my back deck.
You will need the following for 1 bottle multiply by the number of torches you want to make. The construction is pretty simple. Fill your wine bottle until there is an inch gap between the marbles and the bottom of the wick.
Fill the bottle with Torch Oil and mount the Top Plate Connector to a sturdy post outside. As for cradles to suit your new tiki torchesYou can get creative by using actual wine bottle holders to lift your DIY tiki torches. Im sure youve seen these tiki torches done so many ways all across the web but Im going to show you the quickest easiest cheapest version of a DIY wine bottle tiki torch any wine lover could ever ask for.
To hold the wick in. All you need is an empty wine bottle rinsed out small river stones. This helps hold the coupling in place and seal off the fuel from the air.
We have included a video tutorial showing you just how easy it is to make your own Wine Bottle Tiki Torches from WWLP-22 News. To make your own tiki torch fuel simply combine one teaspoon of distilled water in a 16 ounce bottle of isopropyl alcohol. Youll want to make sure that the coupling can slide into the mouth of the bottle tightly but not fall in.
Wine Bottle Tiki Torches Video Tutorial. I thought it would be a good time to demonstrate how to make a wine bottle tiki torch. Insert the wick into the reducercoupling until there is about 14 protruding out from the coupler.
A wine bottle I got mine from West Elm which were a little thinner than a wine bottle Threaded 38-16 inch threaded rod I got mine from Home Depot Nylon thread seal tape I got mine from Home Depot. Wrap the pipe wrap around the copper reducer many times. Wrap that end with the thread sealant tape.
Click Play above to start viewing now. For our tikis we used 12oz and 22oz beer bottles a whiskey bottle and a few wine bottles. Insert a tiki torch wick through the coupling with about 14 inch extending past the narrow end of the coupling.
Place Glass Beads in Bottle Fill the wine bottle with about 4 inches of glass beads or marbles. Just raid that recycling bin and get started. After inserting the wick set it aside for now.
Make an awesome decoration that will set you apart from the rest. 4 Steps to Making a TIKI Torch Wrap the 12 end of coupling wick holder with Teflon tape until it sits snug in the opening of your bottle. The opening on our wine bottle required about 15 times around so that it would stick and we actually inserted the smaller 38 side into the bottle as the 12 side didnt fit as compared to the original How-to.
Tiki Torch Instructions Wrap one side of the coupling with the nylon tape or slide the rubber washers onto it. Insert the connector or coupling into the mouth of your wine bottle to see which end has the snuggest fit. If you dontsmoke could be drawn into your bottleand you dont want that.
Any lamp fuel will work. Make several wine bottle tiki torches for a beautiful display. Attach nuts to the rod then attach the rod to the top plate connector then attach the Split Ring Hanger to the rod.
The beads serve two purposes. Keep wrapping until the coupling is really snug when you stick it into the wine bottle. Allow a few minutes for the wick to absorb the fuel.
You can make these in just 5 easy steps and in less than 5 minutes not including the time needed for step 1.