DIY Tiki Torches

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There is something magical about a summers night in the garden. Warm air, stars, nostalgia, good friends… Being in the garden at night feels like you get permission to share in the quiet part of nature’s day… It’s relaxing, a little mysterious, and a lot of fun. However, we have two problems hanging out in the garden after the sun goes down. One is light, the other is bugs. We have a solution for both! DIY tiki torches to light up your outdoor garden spaces so you can make merry long after sunset. And these projects can be used as mosquito repellent as well by using citronella torch fuel, what a great bonus! Easy and fun projects, and they have a little artsy quality to them as well, which is not what you will find from the cheap raffia tiki torches you find at the discount store. So DIY the night!

LOVE these DIY mason jar tiki torches from The Frugal Homemaker! They take 5 minutes to make!

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Recycled wine bottle torches are all over the internet, but this is one of the most complete tutorials we’ve found, from Design Sponge.

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‘Cody Uncorked’ has this great graphic and easy instructions on wine bottle tiki torches, if you need a visual!

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These DIY mosquito repellent lanterns are a touch different from torches, as they sit on a table… made from old liquor bottles, these have great charm! From ‘Yeah Vintage’, great tutorial! Less than $15 to make 3 large torches.

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I like these wine bottle tiki torches by ‘Armchair Sommelier’ because they have a pretty quality to them with the glass stones in the bottom… great detail to this tutorial!

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This is a similar wine bottle torch project by ‘When the Pigs Fly’, easy and short instructions.

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‘Sugar and Charm’ gives us another way to reuse those old bottles, with their short DIY tiki torch tutorial. This is really charming!

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These tiki torch anchors by Martha couldn’t be easier, and keep you from have to pound your torches into the ground, hitting every rock in your county. (Been there!)

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Make a tiki torch tree! From Instructables, this downloadable tutorial is the perfect solution, especially if you are making those stand alone torches. Art for the garden as well…

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‘Green Living Ideas’ teaches us how to make recycled bottle tiki torches, using washers and their own homemade wicks. (Saves you money, wicks aren’t free!)

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Love this next one – from ‘My Home My Style’, this sleek, modern looking Copper Patio Torch is gorgeous!

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Last we have a decorative wine bottle tiki torch tutorial… from ‘Glitter Glue and Paint’… definitely for the craftier gardener. So cute! Enjoy your time in the garden, at night!

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Image Credits: my home my style, Armchair Sommelier, Frugal Homemaker, Design Sponge, Cody Uncorked, Yeah Vintage, When the Pigs Fly, Sugar and Charm, Martha, Instructables, Green Living, Glitter Glue and Paint


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Comments

  1. Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Re: the copper patio torches:
    Hi the idea is awesome however I am struggling with the parts list. The air chamber at all my stores is a slip fit diameter so none of the fittings work. The 1″ to 1/2″ reducer is a much bigger diameter than the air chamber, any suggestions?

    Thank you, Mick

  2. Had to share this. So many of us love making things with and adding our special own special touch. Well, here you go!!! The glove garden will help you. Hope you enjoy. Have fun, I can’t wait to get started myself…

  3. alfalfacats says:

    Hi, here is the URL for the Cody torch page:
    http://codyuncorked.com/diy-tiki-torch/

    This is an awesome collection you have made here, and thanks so very much for sharing all these with us.

  4. tricia pigden says:

    love love love all your great ideas in this collection! Cant wait to try a couple!

  5. Paula Kate says:

    Did this last year w/ blue glass Bud Light bottles…took all labels off……used a metal type washer……torch wick thru the hole…sized up then took out to fill w/oil…replaced wick set-up…then used “metal adhesive tape” to secure a seal tight to the bottle(actual metal duct tape)……bent copper to create hangers to attach to a tree that hold the lantern…and attached a license plate to the tree to avoid scorching. Placed these on trees all around our private campground. Beautiful!!! also a great gift to make.

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