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.
Step 2: You're Going to Rip Yourself a New Bottle-hole If You Continue.
Step 3: Wrap the Bottle.
Step 4: Bottle Mouth.
Step 5: Tie One Off.
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!
Step 7: Shut Your (bottle) Mouth.
I used a beer bottle but depending on the mouth of your bottle you may have to find a different solution; You could also use the original beer cap for this but my original beer cap was ceramic so that wasn't really an option.
Add oil to your bottle; you can buy specialty oils for lanterns/lamps/tiki-torches but I just used regular vegetable oil - I believe any oil will work.
Crimp the tea candle to fit tightly over the mouth of the bottle.
Step 8: Wet Your Wick.
Step 9: Bask in the Tropical Ambiance...
*an unintentional advantage of this design, I noticed, was that the glass bottle/jar can be easily removed in case you want/need to exchange it and nothing else will change (so long as you didn't tie the twine/rope too high up the glass, like on the neck if it's a bottle your using