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 **
(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.
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).
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).
Step 4: Slide the copper reducer onto the tiki torch wick( when burning it is recommended to never burn the wick higher than 1″)
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.)
Step 6: Put the wine bottle neck through the split ring and tighten.
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.
For more projects like this follow Home Central on Pinterest.