May 18, 2016

How To: Make Your Own DIY Whiskey Bottle Tiki Torch

DIY Tiki Touch Bottles

Waaaaaay better than bamboo, amiright?

Sugar and Charm came up with this super simple way to repurpose empty bottles into some functional decor. 

You can use them to add some cool lighting to your patio or balcony, or even as an emergency light for a power outage.

To make one of these torches, you'll need:

- Tiki torch wicks (found in here)

- A few empty bottles

- Tiki torch fluid

- Matches

- Hawaiian dancers (totally optional)

Once you have your materials, follow these easy instructions by Sugar and Charm and you're set. I wonder if its possible to find some darker torch fluid to complete the look. Regardless, Aloha!

DIY Tiki Torch Bottles by Sugar and Charm




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ires on Dec 13, 2017:

The wick inserts are impossible to find. At least the good quality ones that insert in snugly. Only cheap glass ones which are very unsafe (sit on top) can be found.

Joelle on Oct 30, 2014:

Hey! I love these so I really want to make them but....I can't seem to find the copper tiki torch wicks :( ...What do you use for that and/or is there a store that sells those? thanks xx

Sandy on Jun 01, 2014:

What do you use to keep the wicks in the glass?

Eden on Sep 18, 2013:

Thanks for the props Gabriel! We're glad you all dig the tiki torch bottles! Definitely a great way to light up the night. Sorry the dancers aren't included! :)

alex on Sep 18, 2013:

I've made these from wine bottles. Two things to note -   Each bottle holds a lot of tiki oil, so try smaller bottles or fill the bottom with marbles.  Second, the tiki oil seems to be very sensitive to UV light.  With a month of filling my bottles, the oil had turned colors, with chunks, floaters, and generally really gross looking.  They also failed to stay lit very long.