How To Use Tiki Torches To Light Up The Outdoors

Even though they’re very simple, primitive even, tiki torches are also wonderful and alluring. We perceive fire as comforting and for this reason tiki torches are often used to set a pleasant ambiance in yards, gardens and outdoor settings in general. Tiki torches can be bought or crafted and today we’ll show you how you can make your own torches and how to use them to light up the outdoors safely.

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These tiki torches look really cool, mostly because they’re made out of liquor bottles. If you want to make your very own bottle torches, you’ll need custom tiki torch wicks, bottles with standard opening sizes and some tiki torch fluid. First you’ll need to empty the bottles so you can start by throwing a party. Wash the bottles, fill the bottoms with water enough for the wick to touch the water and then add the tiki fluid. Drench the wick in torch fluid and then put it back in the bottle. Light it up and keep it away from anything flammable. {found on sugarandcharm}.

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When you’re crafting bottle torches at home yourself, the most important detail you can focus on is the bottle that you’ll use for each one. If you want something special, maybe you could use some Lucky Buddha beer bottles. The torches will look pretty cool and they’ll send the right vibe. The idea comes from adventures-in-making and, apart from the bottles, the project also involves some torch fuel, wicks, copper coupling and sealing tape.

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If you like the classical torch design, the one that has a long handle and can be planted into the ground, check out pneumaticaddict to find out how you can make one. The materials needed to make two torches include a fence pole, 2 steel light bulb cages, 2 PVC couplers, 2 mason jars with lids, 2 tiki torch wicks and some spray paint.

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Mason jar tiki torches are a very easy craft which can be done in only a few minutes. You’ll need jars with lids, torch fuel and wicks. Punch or drill a hole in the lid big enough for the wick to go through and stay in place. The lid needs to hold the wick so the hole shouldn’t be too large. Thread the wick through the lid, put some fuel in the jar and put the lid back on. Let the wick soak in the fluid and then light it. You can find more details about this 5 minute craft on thefrugalhomemaker.

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If you’re using wine bottles to make the torches, you can play with the different colors and tints and you can even add some pea gravel to make things more interesting. Actually, you can do that no matter what type of bottle or jar you’re using. Just look for ways to personalize your tiki torches but make sure you’re not using anything flammable. Check out the steps you need to follow on redeemyourground.

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As you’ve seen, turning a wine bottle into a tiki torch is pretty easy. Making it look interesting is a different story. After you’ve made the torch you also have to figure out how you want to display it. You can either keep it on a table or you can hang it on a fence as shown on designsponge. It’s important to focus on the safety of the project so make sure you read all the instructions carefully and that you don’t hang the torch too close to the fence or any trees or bushes.

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Pretty much any glass bottle can be turned into a tiki torch as long as it has a standard-size neck or if you can safely keep the wick in place somehow. If you want you can even make the wick yourself. You can find the instructions on greenlivingideas. Once you have the wicks, preparing the bottles is a piece of cake. You just need some torch fuel.

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Now that you know how to make your own tiki torches, let’s see how they can be used. For instance, you can use a few tiki torches to give your patio or yard a tropical look. It would help to also have a few other symbolic decor details and maybe even somme lush greenery.

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Tiki torches and fire pits are often used to make yards and garden look and feel inviting and comforting but some planning is required beforehand if you want a safe environment. Make sure the torches are not placed under trees and space them out evenly for a pleasant ambiance.

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You can also use tiki torches are ambient lighting sources. You can have them dispersed around the pool and the poolside lounge area and the fire will be reflected into the fire, creating an awesome atmosphere.

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You should also keep the torches away from overhangs, gazebos or fences. Take into consideration the winds or other situations which might cause a fire hazard in certain circumstances. Of course, they should also look nice.