Wine bottle lanterns. Elegant and inexpensive. Copy & Paste this link for instructions, http://www.designsponge.com/2009/08/diy-project-eriks-recycled-wine-bottle-torch.html#more-30808
few items from the hardware store, empty wine bottle, lamp oil, wick and wah-lah - Wineaux Backyard Oil Lamps. Love this idea
DIY :: Wine Bottle Lanterns :: LOVE! Give those old wine bottles (empty of course) new life. Add a wick & some oil hang however you like & only "look" like you spent a fortune. | #repurpose #upcycle #winebottle
http://www.designsponge.com/2009/08/diy-project-eriks-recycled-wine-bottle-torch.html#more-30808 Empty wine bottle turned into a sconce
this outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. i love the way these torches look and am dying to find a backyard to use these in- too bad the closest thing we have is a 2×2 foot fire escape. but for those of you with yards, i hope you’ll enjoy this project from erik. click here for more info on the project and click here to check out erik’s work at gerardot & co. thanks, erik!
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Brilliant! Recycled wine bottle tiki torches 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 The Hanger 1. Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. Position the Top Plate Connector on your mounting surface and mark the holes for where the screws will go. It’s easier to keep it level if you pre-drill your screws first. 2. Once you have your Top Plate Connector mounted you can screw in the 3/8”-16 Rod until it stops. Channellocks are helpful for this part. 3. Thread the two Hex Nuts on to the Rod and tighten one all the way down at the point where the Rod meets the Top Connector Plate. Leave the other Hex Nut at the front end so it can be used to secure the Split Ring Hanger. 4. Thread on the Split Ring Hanger just enough so that the Rod is flush with the inside of the ring. Turn the 2nd Hex Nut counter-clockwise to snug it up against the Split Ring Hanger. If you’d prefer your hardware to keep its shiny, unweathered look you can always give it several coats of clear polyurethane before you mount it. Personally, I think a weathered patina will add a nice element of character.
Hi. My name is Julie and I'm a wino...and if you're one too, you probably have tons of wine corks gathering in your kitchen junk drawer or collecting in a box somewhere, right? And you're saving them for a special wine cork craft project, except you don't have any ideas of what that project will actually be...you just know that you don't want all of those corks going in the trash. Well, my cork stash is beginning to overflow and it's time to get crafty and turn them into something creative! I the searched the Internet high and low for unique DIY ideas from fellow winos and found some really fun (and easy) projects. I might try out one of these over the weekend...but we'll see if I'm still feeling motivated by then. Do you have any of your own wine cork craft ideas? Please share! Cork Memory Board - details on how to make this fun work of art found here Wine Cork Rubber Stamps - Love this idea! Details on this project here. Wine Cork Clock - Make your own or purchase this one on Etsy (and tell your friends you made it :) Wine Cork Journaling - make memories out of your corks by jotting down the date and who you shared the bottle of wine with! Display them in a decorative bowl and take a walk down memory lane every now and then by reading through the corks, triggering happy memories of good times and good wine. (Note to self: do not "journal"each time I've enjoyed a bottle with myself...that could be depressing. Ha Ha !). This fabulous idea came from the blog Mintage Home. Recycled Wine Cork Keychain Favors - learn more about this project here Wine Cork Wreath - Craft a wreath with painted corks! Details on this project found here Wine Cork Trivet - learn more about this project here Recycled Wine Bottle Torch - I couldn't resist sharing this DIY project with you! What and awesome way to re-use those empty wine bottles! Discovered via Design Sponge; details found here.