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:
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!