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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 for wine bottle torch:

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.


  4. tks been waiting for this since i saw it on michael’s site… loved it.
    edna salter riverlady33@hotmail.com or face book.

    • 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,

      • 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. 🙂

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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,

  7. 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!?


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

  9. this looks GREAT .. very cute

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