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Jun
05
2014

DIY – Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Lanterns for your Deck or Patio

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore
Treated Fence with Wine Bottle Torches

 

Wine Bottle Torches @ Dusk

 

Our crafty Lisa is at it again, she built these awesome wine bottle tiki torch lanterns out of recyclables and some plumbing fittings!

Whether you are decorating a deck, patio or even an outdoor wedding, these torch lanterns bring a great ambiance to any outdoor setting. This DIY project is a great summer addition to your backyard space.

Here are the instructions:

** torches are for outdoor use only **

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Materials

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Materials

Materials needed for the lanterns:

(2) clean empty wine bottle

(2) tiki torch wick

(2) 3/8″ top plate connector

(2) 1″ split ring hanger

(2) 3/16 threaded rod (I started with a longer piece and cut to 6″ lengths using a hacksaw)

(4) 3/16 nut

(2) 1/2″ copper cap

(2) 1/2″ x 3/4″ copper reducer

(1) roll of teflon tape

(4) wood screw (for hanging when complete)

Remove the labels from the bottles, unless you like the labels and don’t mind them showing,in which case you can save yourself some time and frustration.

Step 1: If needed cut the threaded rod down to size (I recommend no shorter than 6″ to keep the flame a safe distance away from the fence or post), thread 1 nut to each end of the rod.

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #1

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #1

Step 2: Screw the split ring hanger onto one end of the threaded rod and the top plate connector to the other end (screw in only enough that the rod does not stick out into the center of the ring or past the back of the top plate).

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #2(a)

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #2(a)

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #2(b)

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #2(b)

 

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Step 3: Wrap teflon tape around the 3/4″ end of the copper reducer (as you wrap it keep checking the fit on the wine bottle mouth, you want a snug fit so no water can get in but you can still remove it to add torch oil).

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #3

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #3

Step 4: Slide the copper reducer onto the tiki torch wick( when burning it is recommended to never burn the wick higher than 1″)

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #4

Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Step #4

Step 5: Slide copper reducer/wick into the bottle (again you want a snug fit so the wick can be removed and so no water can get in.)

Wine Tiki Torch Step #5

Wine Tiki Torch Step #5

Step 6: Put the wine bottle neck through the split ring and tighten.

Finished Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Finished Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Finished Wine Bottle Tiki Torch with Cap

Finished Wine Bottle Tiki Torch with Cap

 

Step 7: Attach your new wine bottle tiki torch lantern to a wall or fence and fill with torch oil.

 

If you need help with this or any other crafty DIY project, don’t hesitate to ask one of Home Central’s handy staff members for assistance.

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