Easy DIY Tiki Torch Tutorial

Tiki torches make the perfect summer addition to any porch or patio. They are great for adding a little light at night or even to help keep the bugs away. We use them to keep those nasty mosquitos away, where we live they are everywhere.  The tiki torches that stake in the ground are great but I was looking for something that I can have a little closer to us when we are sitting on the porch.  They were so easy to make that I made a few of these.

You will need a few glass bottles, I bought a few decorative bottles from the dollar store but wine bottles work well too. You will also need torch fluid and the wick that goes in them. These can be found most places that sell tiki torches (I know that Lowe’s and Walmart carry them)

Dollar store botle tiki

To make these I filled up the bottle to the neck  A.K.A part that it starts to get skinny. After that I just put the wick in the bottle and wrapped metal wire around it to keep the wick from falling in. I have seen them made with a 1/2″ x 3/8″ copper coupling ( you can find them at Lowe’s). I was working on what I had on hand at the time.

Inexpensive tiki torch

And… You’re done! How simple was that?

How to make an inexpensive tiki torch

How do you enjoy your summer nights?

How to make a Tiki Torch from a Dollar Store bottle

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  • Leigh
    July 22, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Oh, these are great! Low cost, effective, and great to look at. They will definitely add some great light outdoors.

  • Ashley Brown
    July 24, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Thanks Leigh. They really are good to have.

  • Sam - A Happy Home In Holland
    July 25, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    We could do with some of these at the camping site where we have a caravan. The mosquitos were eating us alive yesterday.

  • Louise
    August 16, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Great idea. Will make these for when we go camping. The bugs just wait to bite us when we are camping.

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