When I started this project I felt like I had to really have a plan. I can show you how to decorate wine bottles all day long but what fun is it to have “Tiki Wine Bottles” without wicks. Once I had it all figured out it was time to put it all in place. Last week I showed you how to make “Tiki Wine Bottles”. If you missed it, no worries, click ———————> HERE
Now we are going to finish this project and make the wine bottle wicks.
- 100% cotton cord (I believe it’s 3/4 in) I purchased it from Hobby Lobby
- 3/8″ Zinc Washers – Lowe’s
- Threaded pipe nipples in the lamp section of Lowe’s
- Hex nuts (You will need 1/8th tapped because of the thread on the pipe nipples and I only was able to find them at Home Depot)
You will want to cut the cotton cord the length of the wine bottle.
Once you get the length you want put a piece of tape where you want to cut it. This will stop the cord from fraying so you can work with it easier.
I cut the cord on the end of the tape. It makes it easy for me to put it through the pipe nipples.
You will have a clean edge to work with after you cut it.
Take the cotton cord and work it through the pipe nipple. I bought a pack with different sizes and had The Mr. cut them so they weren’t so long. You only need it long enough to hold 2 hex nuts and a washer.
Take one of the hex nuts and screw it 1/2 way down the pipe thread and add a washer on top of it.
Then screw another hex nut on top of the washer and tightly fasten.
Take the tape off and pull the cotton cord down a little through the pipe nipple. You don’t need a lot of it sticking out.
YIKES…. I need a manicure! I will put that on tomorrow’s list. Fill your wine bottle and put the wick in the wine bottle. I fill the wine bottles with citronella oil up to the neck of the bottles.
Let the wick soak for about 10 minutes before you light them. And, WaaaLaaa….you have “Tiki Wine Bottles”.
Keep that wick short!!!! The higher the wick sticks out of the bottle the higher the flame.
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