Recycled Wine Bottle Torch


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When a good thing comes along, I will try it!  I saw this over at Inspired By Charm (Thanks Michael!!) and knew that I had to have one three, jumped in the car and headed to Lowe’s.  It took longer to find the parts, than it did to make one.  I followed the directions exactly as they are described here at Design*Sponge.  Here’s what you’ll need, also from Design*Sponge!

Supplies Needed:

1. Empty Wine Bottle (You can use any bottle you like as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Be clever!)
2. Teflon Tape 1/2”
3. Copper Top Plate Connector (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
4. 1” Split Ring Hanger (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
5. 1/2” x 3/8” Copper Coupling
6. 1/2” Copper Cap
7. Two Hex Nuts (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
8. Two #10 x 1” Zinc Plated Wood Screws (if your mounting it to wood)
9. 3/8”-16 Zinc Plated Threaded Rod (I bought a 3’ rod and cut it down to 8, 4-1/2” rods with a hacksaw.)
10. Tiki Replacement Wick
11. Torch Fuel (For safety reasons, only use fuel made specifically for outdoor torches. i.e. Tiki brand)
Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel
****Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Tiki brand recommends that the wick never be set higher than 1-inch, and I recommend that you exercise the same discretion and common sense that you would with any small open flame.*****

Read more at Design*Sponge !
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Let me know if you have any questions, I think the pictures speak for themselves, go to Design*Sponge for assembly instructions! Not only did this post get long, but I also hit the publish button before I was finished. I hope you didn’t see it then! These buttons are just too close together!  As you can see there are many choices for pretty bottles!  And the parts were around $5.  These are for use outside only!!!



  1. 1
    Beth says:

    this looks GREAT .. very cute

  2. 2
    Kathy C. says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog from YHL…I just love your ideas! That wine bottle torch is too adorable. Off you read more!!

  3. 3

    OMG! How cool is that?!
    well done.

  4. 4
    Alison says:

    This is so clever!
    I bet it is very cozy looking in the evening when they are lit too.
    I love tiki torches… they remind me of island visits, but this version
    is so Napa Style! California vineyards would go crazy for this idea, don’t
    you think!?


  5. 5
    Jodie says:

    What a creative idea! Love it!

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my spring wreath post! I’m so glad you stopped by!

    Warm Wishes,

  6. 6

    What a great idea! My in-laws own a winery – – I’ll have to show them this idea. It would be a great way to decorate the tasting room. :)

  7. 7
    EDNA SALTER says:

    tks been waiting for this since i saw it on michael’s site… loved it.
    edna salter or face book.

    • 7.1
      Debbie says:

      I need to find longer wicks! I have an idea and I will let you guys know where I go with it! You have to keep the oil filled up, because the wick doesn’t go to the bottom!! But it works and I love the way it looks! Michael is a great inspiration, I think I wait for him to find stuff and I follow!!!
      Thanks again,

      • 7.1.1
        Amy says:

        Try filling the bottle with water before you fill it with oil, it will separate and bring the oil closer to the top without wasting a bunch of oil trying to reach the wick. :)

  8. 8
    Desiree says:

    Debbie it looks GREAT!!!! My husband keeps asking me what I’m going to do with all the wine bottles I’m bring home from work & this was one of the projects I had in mind! Thanks for the tutorial :) And about how much it cost…we all live on a budget but that’s not bad.


  9. 9

    Hello! I love you’re post! I’d like to make a torch like this, but why does it need to outdoor use only? do you think you could use a smaller wick and purer fuel for indoor use? Thanks!

  10. 10

    Super great! I must be saving all those bottles for something!!

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