Glass Bottle Crafts
Patron XO Cafe is one of my favorite drinks. I always have a bottle of it sitting in my freezer ready to go.
Did you know that each and every patron bottle is handmade and slightly unique. Its a waste to get rid of these bottle when they’re empty so I found another use for them.
With a few dollars worth of plumbing equipment, you can make homemade tiki torches that are perfect on an outside table or bar. Fill them with citronella and you’ll keep the bugs away too.
Here are the pieces that you need.
- Empty Glass Bottle
- Silicone tape
- Copper reduction coupling
- Torch fuel
- Paint (optional)
Wrap the silicone tape around the copper reduction coupling until it fits snuggly into the bottle. Not too tight because at some point you’ll to remove it to fill the bottle back up. Just tight enough so that the fuel doesn’t spill all over you when you’re carrying the torch from your garage to your patio. Now put the wick in. Fill the bottle with fuel and you’re all set.
You can spray paint the bottle before hand if you like. Choose a color that compliments your patio furniture.
You can also buy a cap and drill a small hole in it then thread some thin gauge wire through the hole and you have a torch cap to snuff out the flame or keep it dry when it rains.
Besides Patron bottles, you could also use any interesting liquor or glass beverage bottle. Wines bottles are great, 1800 tequila bottles, with their wide base and narrow top look great sitting on a table or a bar.
Next time you finish a bottle, don’t throw it out. You can make some great glass bottle crafts with empty bottles.