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! These Tiki torches are 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!
Mason Jar DIY Tiki Torch
LOVE these mason jar DIY tiki torches from ‘The Frugal Homemaker‘! They take 5 minutes to make!
Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Tutorials
‘Cody Uncorked‘ has this great graphic and easy instructions on wine bottle tiki torches, if you need a visual!
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!
This is a similar wine bottle DIY tiki torch project by ‘Julie Blanner‘, easy and short instructions. We love how festive this is for outdoor entertaining!
DIY Tiki Torches from Liquor Bottles
‘Sugar and Charm‘ gives us another way to reuse those old bottles, with their short DIY tiki torch tutorial. This is really charming!
These mosquito repellent DIY tiki torches 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.
‘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!)
DIY Torch Stand
These DIY tiki torch stands by ‘Martha‘ couldn’t be easier, and keep you from having to pound your DIY tiki torch into the ground, hitting every rock in your county. (Been there!) This is pretty self explanatory… fill a bucket with rocks, stones or gravel, insert torch! Done!
Homemade Tiki Torch with Copper
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…
Tiki Torch from Fruit Picker
This tiki torch was made from a fruit picker and some spray paint! Love the cool and festive look of this easy project. Go find the complete tutorial over at ‘Bob Vila’.
DIY Copper Pipe Tiki Torch
Love this DIY tiki torch – from ‘My Home My Style‘, this sleek, modern looking Copper Patio Torch is gorgeous!
Where to Buy Cool Tiki Torches
We hope you have time to try out these DIY tiki torches, but if you don’t, and you don’t want to buy those cheap raffia/bamboo tiki torches at Walmart, check out the garden torches at ‘Wayfair’. We love some of these awesome torches! Our fav budget torch is the “Swirl Garden Torch“. It’s affordable, but still a huge step above the cheapies!
Another affordable tiki torch and has great reviews is the “Island King Garden Torch“. These would give your space a nice festive, tropical tiki feel!
Image Credits: Frugal Homemaker, Design Sponge, Cody Uncorked, Julie Blanner, Sugar and Charm, Green Living, Martha, Instructables, Bob Vila, my home my style