A legendary backyard barbecue wouldn’t be the same without good food, good friends and a few good tiki torches. Tiki torches have been turning boring backyards into tropical paradises for years. They’re a great source of background light and when filled with Citronella oil, they’re also pretty good at keeping pesky mosquitoes away. You can buy a traditional bamboo tiki torch at most department stores and garden centers, or you can save money and enjoy a few bottles of wine by making your own.
You’re probably going to be drinking a few bottles of wine this summer anyways, so you might as well put them to good use. Instead of throwing them away you can turn them into fully functional tiki torches. A great article on re-nest.com shows you how to make a recycled wine bottle tiki torch for under $4. All you need is copper, a replacement wick, tape and a bottle.
If you’re going for something a bit more elaborate and high-tech looking, you can try this Recycled Wine Bottle Torch design.
If you don’t have any old wine bottles of your own, but you still like the look of the tiki torches, then you can buy one. Many artists sell beautifully crafted wine bottle tiki torches online.