I love summer time and being outside, there is nothing better than a warm summer breeze at the end of the day enjoying dinner on my back deck. The only negative thing about summer is those annoying mosquitoes!
I know that everyone else can share in this frustration with me. If they aren't biting me, they're bugging my kids and the little ones don't always deal with the scratching as well as mom and dad do. Without having to sit inside a tent in the outdoors and still being able to enjoy the sunset and fresh air, tiki torches are honestly the best way to go. Not to mention it's a really creative way to reuse old wine bottles!
I made these beauties with empty wine bottles I already had at home! I got a few parts at my local craft store and some cute little pebbles off my own driveway, free of charge I might add! These tiki torches not only looked super cute around my front porch, but also I can easily move them around to where I need them.
Throw them where ever you need to keep those pesky skeeters away!
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Keep scrolling to see how to make these beautiful and functional Wine Bottle Tiki Torches.
You want to start by making sure that your wine bottles are washed and the labels are removed.
Add the pea gravel to your bottle and fill about 1/3 of the way up.
Add the citronella torch fuel to the bottle to about where the bottle starts to narrow. Using a funnel will make this a lot easier!
Add the 1/2' x 3/4' reducing connector into the mouth of the bottle.
Insert the wick into the connector and down into the bottle. Make sure you still have some wick sticking out the top of the bottle! Let the wick soak up fuel before lighting.
Now it's time to light your new tiki torch!
Place it outside on your patio or in your garden and enjoy a nice mosquito-free backyard!
You can get slottica bonus still playing at home.
See below for the easy-to-read instructions for how to make these Wine Bottle Tiki Torches.
- Glass wine bottles (at least 1)
- Wick (available in a tiki torch kit on Amazon)
- 1/2" x 3/4" Reducing Connector (available in a tiki torch kit on Amazon)
- Pea Gravel
- Citronella Torch Fuel
- Wash and dry your wine bottles and make sure to remove any labels.
- Add the pea gravel to your bottle and fill about 1/3 of the way up.
- Add the citronella torch fuel to the bottle up to about where the bottle starts to narrow. Using a funnel will make this a lot easier!
- Add the 1/2' x 3/4' reducing connector into the mouth of the bottle.
- Insert the wick into the connector and down into the bottle. Make sure you still have some wick sticking out the top of the bottle! Let the wick soak up fuel before lighting.
Now you're ready to light your torch and enjoy the outdoors - bug free!
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Watch our video below that shows you step-by-step how to make these stylish yet functional Wine Bottle Tiki Torches.