I know a lot of people criticize Pinterest about users never doing things with the inspiration they Pin. I wholeheartedly disagree! I saw an awesome Pin going around (and since we’re still sans Internet from the storm on Sunday I can’t embed it now, but I’ll edit it in once I’m hooked up again) of wine bottles turned into tiki torches and mounted onto fence posts. Well, we have a little too much weather to risk mounting glass to rickety fencing in swamp like conditions! So I decided to tone it down and make tabletop versions for the patio.
• one 1/2″ to 3/8″ adapter. It’s in the plumbing section, and comes in a variety of metals. It’s Less than $1
• 3/8″ cap (optional, it’s just to keep the wick dry)
• Teflon tape
• tiki replacement wick
• tiki oil
Directions (works with any 1/2″ wide bottle opening):
1) wrap Teflon tape around the bigger end of the adapter until it fits snugly in the bottle opening.
2) thread the wick through
3) remove adapter, fill bottle with oil and pop back in. You’re done!
Be aware that the flames are tall and not good for low covered patios or indoors.
For only a few bucks and about two minutes, you’ve got a unique and fun way to reuse your empty wine or liquor bottles. It’s recycling at its best!
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