11 Cool DIY Tiki Torches For Your Outdoor Spaces

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A tiki torch is traditionally a bamboo torch that originated in Tiki culture but increased in popularity and spread to other places where it is a popular party decoration and can create a tropical island aesthetic to outdoor decorations. Today a tiki torch can be made of various bottles and jars and used not only for decor but also for bug protection.

Fire always looks cool at night in any yard and its useful in keeping the bugs away. Surrounding your green spaces with tiny, controlled fires is one of the great pleasures of modern living, bringing a bit of ancient tradition to our contemporary world. Fire is inherently hypnotic, and when we can control and wield it in specific ways, it gains a fresh layer of appeal. Here are some DIYs to make tiki torches, choose what you like and add an ambience to your outdoor space.

Tiki Torches Of Wine Bottles

Add some ambiance to your spring and summer festivities with these easy-to-make DIY wine bottle tiki torches. They’re incredible easy to make, keep the unwanted bugs away with the citronella and create a cozy element with the crackling flame. The best part about this DIY project is how easy the tiki torches are to make! You can make 3 of these in less in than 30 minutes with the proper supplies and no technical skills are required. Go ahead and craft some!

DIY wine bottle tiki torches (via www.murphygoodewinery.com)

DIY wine bottle tiki torches (via www.murphygoodewinery.com)

This wine bottle tiki torch looks great styled with a nice arrangement of flowers to add a little pop of color to the table. I also love the copper bucket, which holds the torch and makes it safe. Learn how to make a wine bottle tiki torch in less than 10 minutes and keep bugs away creating a cozy ambience at the same time!

DIY wine bottle tiki torch in a copper bucket (via julieblanner.com)

DIY wine bottle tiki torch in a copper bucket (via julieblanner.com)

These tiki torches are just usual ones – they aren’t made of wine bottles, the authors used  Bourbon Whiskey bottles that would make a statement and look beautiful sitting out. The light and atmosphere they create is stunning and they really stand out adding a masculine feel to the space, plus of course, the bugs will be out!

DIY stylish whiskey bottle tiki torches (via sugarandcharm.com)

DIY stylish whiskey bottle tiki torches (via sugarandcharm.com)

These tiki torches are bold and creative just because of the peculiar bottles used to make them. The point is that he used Lucky Buddha beer bottles in bold green, if you don’t have such bottles, you may use some other eye-catchy and bright ones for an original look. the craft won’t take much time, get inspired!

DIY bold grene beer bottle tiki torches (via adventures-in-making.com)

DIY bold grene beer bottle tiki torches (via adventures-in-making.com)

This clever and super stylish outdoor tiki torch idea is realized with the help of a colorful blue wine bottle and some copper fixtures, with which you will attach the bottles to the fence or wherever else you want. The combo of blue and copper is very stylish, and the idea of attaching torches where it’s comfortable is great – it guarantees that you won’t drop them and won’t start a fire. Get inspired to make some!

DIY bold blue wine bottle with copper fixtures to attach to the wall (via www.designsponge.com)

DIY bold blue wine bottle with copper fixtures to attach to the wall (via www.designsponge.com)

Make some tiki torches of wine bottles with metal caps to make tiki torches safer and more comfortable. The project doesn’t include any bottle decor for the torches but you can make some yourself. Keeping the caps will make the torches safer if you drop them.

DIY simple wine bottle tiki torches (via www.gennamarie.com)

DIY simple wine bottle tiki torches (via www.gennamarie.com)

Other Tiki torches

Who said that a tiki torch can be made only of a wine or whiskey bottle? There are many ways to make a tiki torch with style, and here’s one of such tutorials! These pieces are made of jars put into copper holders and placed on copper pipes – the look is just wow, I’ve never seen anything more modern and bold that will keep the bugs away and will add style to your outdoor space without taking any table space at all. Get inspired to make these cuties!

chic DIY tiki torches of copper and jars (via www.bobvila.com)

chic DIY tiki torches of copper and jars (via www.bobvila.com)

These copper tiki torches are modern, clean-looking and are easy to make. There are no wine bottles or jars, only copper piping as the base of the craft. Any metallics are very popular for outdoor and indoor decor, and incorporating copper into your backyard is a trendy idea. I strongly recommend to make a whole cluster of such torches to illuminate your space and keep the insects away. Get inspired and make some!

DIY copper piping tiki torches (via www.homemade-modern.com)

DIY copper piping tiki torches (via www.homemade-modern.com)

If your outdoor space is modern or minimalist, this tiki torch is right what you need. the piece is made of a pipe and a tiki container covered with concrete to give it an ultra-modern and laconic look. Get a couple of such pieces and place them on the tables to create an ambience at the table and get rid of bugs. There’s a video tutorial that will tell you how to make these torches in details, get inspired!

DIY concrete tabletop tiki torch (via www.modernbuilds.com)

DIY concrete tabletop tiki torch (via www.modernbuilds.com)

This is the most traditional type of a tiki torch, it’s a mason jar filled with citronella torch oil – nothing difficult and special. Making a bunch of such torches for your outdoor spaces won’t take much time and you can easily prepare them for any kind of parties and get-togethers. Get inspired!

DIY tiki torch of a mason jar (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

DIY tiki torch of a mason jar (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

The last but not least piece for today is a tiki torch made of a metal light bulb cage in black and a mason jar that looks rather industrial. It reminds of the craft of copper above but it’s black and looks more harsh and industrial. Read how to make such torches and enlight your outdoors with these pieces!

DIY industrial tiki torch of a metal bulb cage (via www.pneumaticaddict.com)

DIY industrial tiki torch of a metal bulb cage (via www.pneumaticaddict.com)