Cheap-o tiki torches are fine and dandy but they don't hold up to the outdoor elements very long before they need to be chucked into the garbage. Try this fresh take on torches using old wine bottles and basic hardware supplies and you'll have outdoor torches for many moons.
This clever DIY torch project comes to us from J. Paris Designs. And since there are usually more than a couple empty wine bottles lying around my house (hey, don't judge), the concept appeals to me.
The torch is made with a pine 2x2 board, 3/8" copper base plate, 1" copper pipe clamp, 3/8" copper coupling wrapped in teflon tape, 2" piece of 3/8" threaded rod and, of course, a wine bottle. There's even a place drilled into the top of the 2x2 for holding the torch's cap.
For full details on the project check out J. Paris Designs: Light Me Up.
Images: J. Paris Designs