This is an instructable for an easy way to make some cool Redneck Tiki Torches for your backyard parties or bonfires. They actually throw a ton of light , more so than a typical Tiki torch because not only does the flame illuminate the surrounding area , but the bottle reflects a lot of light as well. It is nice for being able to see what is going on when your fire gets a little low.
Step 1: Materials Needed.
-However many glass bottles you want. In my case I used two Bombay Saphire bottles. I thought they would be cool because they have a blue color to them. My buddy and I have also used Jager bottles as well.
-Kerosine or citronella. Whichever you prefer to burn. Citronella works well in the summer when you are having bug problems.
-Appropriate amount of wicks for the bottles. also as long of a wick as you can get. I couldnt find wicks that went all the way to the bottom but they go three quarters of the way down, just means that you have to keep the bottles topped up above the bottom quarter. you can splice wicks together but I was to lazy for this project.
-A knife that you dont care about dulling the blade a bit on. Or a knife that you can re sharpen easily.
Step 2: Cut Your Bottle
Now you are going to take your bottle with the metal cap still attached and cut a cross in the top of the cap. Then take the cap off and from the inside push the cross up so that it makes four barbs facing up and slightly in. That way you can pull the wick out as desired but it wont fall back into the bottle.
Step 3: Add Your Wicks and Fill the Bottle
Take your wicks and pull them up through the bottom of the cap to the desired length. Then fill the bottle with your kerosine or citronella.
Step 4: Use Your Sweet Ass Redneck Tiki Torches.
Now you have torches fit to impress your redneck friends. Also in the case of a zombie apocalypse, you have Moltov Cocktails at the ready.