Whether it's hot or cold outside, or even in between, you can still have an outdoor party with Tiki-torches.
The materials you'll need are:
- Some twine or thin rope
- One glass bottle which fits loosely inside one plastic bottle
- One long stick, dowel, sapling or thin tree branch (about 1in/2.5cm in Diameter and at least 3ft/1m long)
- Oil (any kind will do)
- Some cotton
- Reeds, long grasses or possibly pliable branches
- The foil casing from a used Tea Candle
The tools you'll need are:
- (maybe) a pair of scissors
- A knife
Step 1: Whittle me tinder.
Carve away at your long stick, dowel, sapling or thin tree branch so that the plastic bottle fits tightly onto one end.
Step 2: You're going to rip yourself a new bottle-hole if you continue.
Cut the plastic bottle around where it would reach the neck of the glass bottle(if you were to insert the glass bottle into the plastic bottle).
Step 3: Wrap the bottle.
Now tie your reeds/long grasses around your glass bottle so that the long end is sticking up above the opening of the bottle/so that the grass/reeds end near the base of the bottle.
Step 4: Bottle mouth.
Insert the glass bottle, wrapped in the grasses/reeds, into the plastic bottle; it should fit snugly. The majority of the grasses/reeds should be sticking up out of the plastic bottle, giving the appearance of a witches broom. Bend the reeds/grasses over the rim of the plastic bottle and tie them where the plastic bottle meets the stick.
Step 5: Tie one off.
Tie the reeds/grasses tightly again near the neck of the glass bottle or where you cut the plastic bottle.
After it's tightly tied trim the reeds/grasses an inch or so/a few centimeters from the wrappings of rope/twine; you can then take whatever scraps or reeds/grasses and shove them between the glass bottle and plastic.
Step 6: Wick it!
Cut a wick from some old cotton about a centimeter wide.