Upcycle an old wine bottle into an eclectic porch gas lamp...
While I haven't tried this DIY yet I think it's my new favorite. Erik Anderson of Gerardot & Co. (a team of branding experts, creative marketers and designers) came up with this DIY when he was looking for a Tiki Style lamp to fend off the mosquitoes and provide some ambiance around his patio. After a quick stroll through the hardware store he had everything he needed for around $5.
I've been saving wine bottle for another project I'm working on, but now I think I'll have to step up my wine consumption. What do they say again? "A bottle of red wine a day is good for your heart?"
All you need is:
- Empty Wine Bottle (You can use any bottle you like as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Be clever!)
- Teflon Tape 1/2” - $0.30
- Copper Top Plate Connector (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
- 1” Split Ring Hanger (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
- 1/2” x 3/8” Copper Coupling
- 1/2” Copper Cap
- Two Hex Nuts (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
- Two #10 x 1” Zinc Plated Wood Screws (if your mounting it to wood)
- 3/8”-16 Zinc Plated Threaded Rod (I bought a 3’ rod and cut it down to 8, 4-1/2” rods with a hacksaw.)
- Tiki Replacement Wick
- Torch Fuel (For safety reasons, only use fuel made specifically for outdoor torches. i.e. Tiki brand)
Head over to the Gerardot & Co blog for the tutorial and some important safety considerations.
Source: Gerardot & Co blog