I love making things. I am a hoarder of materials, all of which are stockpiled in various nooks and crannies in my house until I find a use for them. For this project, I actually grabbed a whiskey bottle from the recycling bin. It was perfect for this DIY tiki torch.
Along with being a lover of craft making, I am also a HUGE fan of being outside. I love being in nature (even if it’s just on my back porch, drinking adult beverages). What I don’t like are mosquitoes. They don’t really bother me, but they eat my kids up.
So I knew when I was brainstorming craft ideas for my porch, something to keep the mosquitoes away would be more than beneficial. So I decided a DIY tiki torch or two could be perfect for sitting on my outdoor table to keep them away.
You can find most of the supplies for this tiki torch at Home Depot or Lowes, or you can order the supplies from Amazon if you don’t want to get out and people. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Amazon Prime? It pays for itself every year in the free shipping.
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Supplies needed for a diy tiki torch
- glass bottle (I used 750mL whiskey bottles)
- tiki wick
- tiki fluid
- Nylon thread seal tape
- Aquarium gravel or rocks
- 1/2 x 3/8 inch reduced copper coupling
How to make tiki torches
Make sure the bottles are clean and dry.
Place gravel in the bottle of the bottles. This is to give them a little weight so they won’t get blown/knocked over.
Pour tiki fluid into the bottles up to the neck.
Wrap the coupling in seal tape. I had to wrap mine several times to get it to fit inside the bottle mouth without sliding. If you have a bottle with a bigger mouth, you may need a bigger coupling.
Stick the tiki wick down through the coupling into the tiki torch fluid until only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of wick remains. Let it sit in there for about 30 minutes (or longer) to allow the wick time to absorb the tiki torch fluid.
And that’s all she wrote. There’s a really simple way to make a DIY tiki torch.
A few of my favorite things
Here are a few of the things I used to make these DIY tiki torches.