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DIY Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

By Trish Smith |

For as little as $4, you can convert your old wine bottles into decorative and eco-friendly tiki torches!

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 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.

So, now that you know how easy and enjoyable these tiki torches are to make, start saving those wine bottles!

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  • Ricky C. 1 year ago
    Awesome diy, thanks
  • Joyce S. 1 year ago
    Made these torches and they are unique and great. Converted some friends!
    • Tender H. 1 year ago
      did you paint your torches? With a cute logo or anything? Or do they get too hot? I would like to put my logo or my something on them so no one steals them grant you they are bottles but I want someone to think twice as I am making myself a meditation spot in my back yard for the spring summer and fall.
  • Diane M. 1 year ago
    Isn't that flame awfully close to the wood?!
  • Tammy B. 1 year ago
    You can make unique drinking glasses from wine, liquor and soda bottles by learning simple glass cutting and buffing (to make lip smooth). There are many tutorials on YouTube. Someone have a favorite drink, make them one, or make a variety set. Great gift and people love them!
  • Julie R. 2 years ago
    Giving me some more much needed crafting ideas
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