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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Girls Night / Pinterest Party - Wine Bottle Tiki Torch {tutorial}

Hey y'all.  I want to start by saying how deeply saddened we are after watching all the news coverage on the tornado that swept through Oklahoma yesterday.  The photos and footage of the damage are unimaginable.  I'm completely terrified of storms.  A few years back, I got trapped in my car while an "Inland Hurricane" tore through Southern Illinois.  I've never been the same since and I didn't go through half of what these people are going through.  I can't imagine the pain and suffering that community is experiencing right now and our hearts are breaking for them.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.


If you read Finally Friday from last week, you know that us girls got to have a "Mama's Only" girls night this past week!  We had soooo much fun relaxing and crafting without chasing the kids!  

This week, my friend Chelsi organized our AMAZING Pinterest Party craft.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you got to see a sneak peek!

Chelsi had pinned the tutorial on how to make your own wine bottle tiki torch so we followed their lead and got our craft on!  It was very easy and quick to make!

Here's what we used:

Empty Wine Bottle
Teflon Tape 1/2”
1/2” x 3/8” Copper Coupling -(we accidentally bought the wrong ones and had to get creative to make it work. Make sure you get this exact size!)
1/2” Copper Cap
Tiki Replacement Wick
Torch Fuel 


This is what your copper should look like! ^^^^^^

Use the Teflon Tape to wrap the larger end of the copper making it fit snug in the top of your wine bottle. 

Now take your pretty empty wine bottle...

Fill it with your torch fuel and anything else shiny and pretty!  My friend Erin even added a little flare to the outside of her bottle (as seen in the Instagram / Facebook sneak peek!)

Put your Tiki Wick into the copper and place the tape-wrapped copper into the wine bottle.  

Now, light it and admire your beautiful handiwork!!! 

My friend Jessie took hers a step further...She followed the original tutorial to hang hers from her front deck.  

You can see those steps HERE

We put ours to use for the first time on Friday night when we had friends over.  We loved it!  I plan on making some more very soon!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you again soon!

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  1. This is something I am definitely going to make!

  2. This is something I am definitely going to make!

  3. Love this project!!! I also made some of these but put a different spin on mine and used a little bit different brass coupling for the wick holder. Simply place the coupling inside the top of the bottle and your tape needed. It looks sharp! ;)

  4. I'd like to suggest a few fuel options that will keep your wine bottle tiki torches clean and beautiful. We sell an odorless, low-smoke tiki fuel online. It's a little more expensive than the stinky, sooty stuff but it burns 50% longer. Also paraffin lamp oil will work nicely as well. Just search for Firefly Fuel for additional options.

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