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Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

In this post I'll show you how to make a tiki torch from a wine bottle. You can also make tiki torch from a beer bottle which will be showed in another post.

1) You will need the following materials

  • Empty wine bottle or beer bottle (1)

  • 1/2″ Teflon Tape (2)

  • 1/2″ x 3/8″ Copper Coupling. Although check the size of your bottles neck (5)

  • 1/2″ Copper Cap (6)

  • TIKI Replacement wick (10)

  • Outdoor TIKI torch fuel (not shown)

  • Funnel (not shown)

  • 3. Copper Top Plate Connector threaded for 3/8″-16 thread rod.

  • 4. 1″ Split Ring Hanger (threaded for 3/8″ – 16 thread rod.

  • Two Hex Nuts threaded for 3/8″-16 thread rod (7)

  • Two #10 x 1″ Zinc Plated Wood Screws ( if mounting to wood) (8)

  • 3/8″-16 Zinc Plated Threaded Rod (9)

2) Wrap the wider part of the coupler (5) which is your wick holder with the teflon tape (2) until it fits snuggly with the top of your bottle, the thin portion of the coupler will stick out of the top and hold the wick. When choosing a coupler, I recommend you bring the bottle you are going to use to the hardware store, you want the larger portion of the coupler to fit just inside the bottle, the tape will add thickness and prevent it from falling into the bottle as shown in the photos below

3) Once the tape is around the coupler and it fits snuggly put the wick through. You'll want the wick to extend about a quarter inch above the top of the coupler. Make sure the wick is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle. If it doesn't we'll address that later on.

4) The coupler with the wick should fit in your bottle and look something like what is shown in the photo

5) If the wick you choose does not reach all the way down to the bottom of the bottle you can add glass beads, this also adds weight to the bottom (thus lowering its center of gravity and preventing it from tipping as easily if you using it as a centerpieces as oppose to attaching it to a wall.

6) If attaching to a wall or fence below is how you would assemble the holder

7) Once complete enjoy

Below are some additional designs created by others

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