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My hatred of mosquitoes led me to decided to make myself a citronella tiki torch for our outdoor patio area.
I can’t say that I really know for sure how well this bad boy will keep the blood sucking demons away, but it makes me feel better to know that I’ve taken all necessary precautions. Not to mention it just looks really cool and the blue of the fuel matches the blue theme of the label. I can’t wait to have some folks over and actually be able to sit outside for cocktails or dinner without fear of contracting West Nile. To misquote Syrio Forel: “What do we say to the mosquitoes? Not today!”

Posted by MagicalGirlMaya from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See MagicalGirlMaya's 206 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Tequila Bottle Tiki Torch  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Your ingredients.

  • How to make a decorative light. Tequila Bottle Tiki Torch  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by punching a hole into the metal cap of your bottle. Make sure that you don’t make the hole too wide or your wick and copper will fall right through.

  • How to make a decorative light. Tequila Bottle Tiki Torch  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put your wick into your copper coupling, then make sure that everything fits together. You also have the option of purchasing pre-made wicks that have the coupling already on them and will fit perfectly into the bottle opening.

  • How to make a decorative light. Tequila Bottle Tiki Torch  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Go outside and, using a funnel or something of that ilk, fill your bottle with the tiki fuel.

  • How to make a decorative light. Tequila Bottle Tiki Torch  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then place your wick/coupling combo inside as well. Allow to sit for a few minutes so that the wick can become inundated with the fuel. Then just light and enjoy any time you want some outside time devoid of buzzing winged vampires.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Oh wow, this is awesome. You must post a photo of it alight! xx
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