Home » Categories » DIY » Projects

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

Add ambiance to your outdoor evenings while you keep mosquitoes
at bay with this citronella oil torch


Decide where the torch is to be mounted and mark where the 3 screws will go to secure the back plate.

To make the torch holder: glue the 15 cm-long copper pipe into the coupler and allow to dry. Screw the coupler into the back plate.

Push the holder bat into the other end of the pipe, ensure it is secure, and then screw the back plate to the wall.

To make the wick holder: glue the 5 cm-long copper pipe into the remaining straight coupler. Let glue dry. Pull the wick through the washer, coupling and pipe, leaving 2 cm exposed at the top.

Using a funnel, fill the bottle with citronella torch oil. Slide the wick into the oil and rest the wick holder in the mouth of the bottle.
Position the neck of the bottle against the curve of the holder and clamp it in place. The wick will need a few minutes to absorb the oil before you light it. When not in use, remember to cover the wick with the copper cap to keep it dry.

Apart from the bottle, the materials used here are available at selected Mica stores nationwide. For more information go to www.mica.co.za.

This open flame torch is for outdoor use only. Never set the wick higher than 2 cm.

Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Copper spiral water feature DIY
Viewed 17525 times since Mon, Oct 22, 2012
Tea Light Tree
Viewed 6348 times since Thu, May 17, 2012
Build a pond
Viewed 12435 times since Fri, Sep 7, 2012
Slate water feature DIY
Viewed 10381 times since Mon, Oct 22, 2012
Make a Sun Lounger
Viewed 5460 times since Thu, Aug 29, 2013
Make A Table With Pots And Glass
Viewed 6610 times since Thu, May 17, 2012
Build a Table Terrarium
Viewed 23655 times since Thu, Aug 29, 2013
Branching Out - A shelf inspired by trees
Viewed 11037 times since Tue, Sep 25, 2012
Watering can makeover
Viewed 4758 times since Wed, Apr 4, 2012
Make your own Paver Planter
Viewed 13649 times since Thu, May 31, 2012