Turn Old Glass Bottles Into Citronella Torches
- glass bottle with opening similar to a wine bottle
- citronella torch fuel
- citronella torch wick replacement
- 1/2″ x 3/8″ copper coupling
- 1/2″ flat steel washer
- hot glue gun
- small funnel
Wash inside and outside of bottle with warm water and dish soap. Remove any packaging stickers by running under hot water for 30 seconds, then easily peel off. Dry thoroughly.
Tip: Use a sticker removal product to remove tougher adhesive, then wash again with soap and water.
Glue on Washer
Run a thick line of hot glue around bottle opening (Image 1). Working quickly to ensure proper adhesion, attach washer to hot glue (Image 2). Center washer over opening (Image 3).
Tip: If copper coupling sits in bottle opening without slipping, the washer is unnecessary and you can skip this step.
Use a small funnel to slowly pour citronella torch fuel into bottle until 3/4 full.
Slip copper coupling, with larger (1/2-inch) end facing up, onto wick.
Squeeze end of wick to ensure no stray fibers get caught on bottle opening (Image 1). Slowly twist wick down into bottle until copper coupling rests on lip of washer (Image 2). Leave about a 1/2 inch of wick exposed (Image 3).
Light It Up & Enjoy
Using a stick lighter or long match, light your beautiful new citronella torch, sit back and relax! When you’re done, simply put out the flame with a torch snuffer and store indoors or in a covered area between uses.