Gather your loved ones, I made something crafty . . .

I’m not a crafter.  I don’t have the patience for it.  And I usually end up gluing my fingers together or inhaling glitter.  But every once in a while, I find inspiration . . . and (shocker), wine is involved.

Lookie what I made . . . Wine Bottle Tiki Torches!


A couple of weeks ago, I saw a picture of wine bottle Tiki torches fly across my Pinterest page.  I re-pinned it, and vowed I’d get around to making it a week after never.  But after our Carpe Vinum Rosé study last Friday (wine and food pairings coming soon), I had a few really pretty, clear wine bottles leftover, and I remembered the torches.

The only thing about the Pinterest Tiki torches is that there were no directions.  No directions for me almost always spells imminent crafting doom.  But I was determined. How hard could it be?

Not hard.  I did it.

Here’s what you need:

  • A pretty, clear wine bottle(s)
  • Crafting pebbles
  • Tiki fuel
  • Tiki refill wicks
  • A brass coupling doohickey  (the 3/8″ x 1/4″ fits perfectly)

And here’s what you do:

  • Fill your wine bottle about 1/3 full with crafting pebbles
  • Insert the Tiki refill wick into the coupling doohickey
  • Fill the bottle with Tiki fuel
  • Insert the wick
  • Voila!  Wine Bottle Tiki Torches!!

Here’s the coupling doohickey I bought at Home Depot:

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A note about the crafting pebbles:  some pebbles are bigger than others — they won’t all fit into the wine bottle opening.  Where is the quality control in made-for-crafting pebbles? Urgh. You can always take the rejects and bedazzle a lamp shade.  Or follow my lead . . . and throw them straight into the recycling bin.


Shazaaam . . . they work!



  1. Love this idea! I saw you on Pinterest which led me to your page. You are very funny. I enjoyed reading your how-to instructions. Thank you! I have some great bottles I plan to try this with!


    1. Gosh, Linda . . . I’m not sure. Maybe take the photos to a local hardware store and ask if they have anything similar?? (I’ve only ever been to the airport in England, so have no frame of reference). Sorry. Cheers!!


      1. Thanks. I’ve seen where some people use the plumbers tape to wrap around the coupling so it will stay in place (I guess) Anyway once I find the right size coupling I’m going to try this.

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      1. Even with the rocks in the bottom of mine it’s still slips down every time you burn the wick and try to pull it up it slips right back down


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