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    Default Look What I Made!

    I got this idea from a catalogue sent to me that had a lot of fancy, expensive outdoor items. This mini tiki torch was very easy to make.

    1. Use your favorite glass beer, wine or soda pop bottle. Make sure it is clean and dry.
    2. Drill a hole in the lid of the bottle just large enough to insert a tiki wick.
    3. Fill the bottle with tiki oil and gently pop the top back on or screw the top back on.
    4. As my niece would say, WaLa! You now have your own tiki torch.

    I put a few coats of polyurethane on the label for protection. If you decide to make these please use common sense with your materials and note that tiki oil is for outdoor use only. I do love reading all the warnings manufactures have to put on products because people do not think.

    As a side note notice my beer of choice, The Raven it has "Poetic Taste"! These would make great gifts for people. I know the wicks cost around $2.75 for a 2 pack.

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    I love it!

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    Thanks for the idea. Not sure if you are interested...... making wicks ......How to Make a Tiki Torch Wick | eHow.com

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    OMG thats fun! You need the lid on the bottle though right? How did you get it back on after opening?

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    Neat but around here, I'd be worried about how easily it can tip over.




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    Love it - the idea, the bottle and the execution!!

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    Very clever!

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    VERY nice! Good job!

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    Very cute. Clever idea.

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    That is so cute. I have to get some bottles and try that. We bought tiki torches last Summer and my dh's friend promptly broke one trying to put it into the ground. As for the tip over factor, you could put it in a little metal or ceramic pot will pebbles so it would be stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    Thanks for the idea. Not sure if you are interested...... making wicks ......How to Make a Tiki Torch Wick | eHow.com
    Thank you! I am definitely going to try making my own wicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    OMG thats fun! You need the lid on the bottle though right? How did you get it back on after opening?
    Push it back on as best you can. If you look closely you can see the one side of the cap is up a little.

    As far as securing them so they do not tip over, maybe a dish with sand or pebbles might work. Around here my grandson is only three months old so I do not have that problem, yet.

    In the catalogue, Napa Style, these bottle are selling for $30.00 and up. They have very cool holders too. My dh and I are brainstorming an idea to use hooks for hanging baskets and make some kind of attachment to hold the bottle. If anyone comes up with any ideas let me know!

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    Can't wait to try my hand @ these!! Thanks!

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