We know that it’s fall now and summer has finally come to an end, meaning that the time we can spend outside on our patio and deck is soon to be limited for the year, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up out favourite outdoor evenings just yet! Where we live, the weather actually stays quite warm on into the fall, even in the evening time, so we often find ourselves crafting for our lovely little patio space on into October and September. That’s why we’re still looking up all kinds of neat outdoor lanterns and tiki torch style projects this late in the year. There’s just something about them that has always drawn us but, as we’re sure you won’t be surprised to hear, we always prefer to make things ourselves whenever we can!
Just in case you love the idea of making your own DIY tiki torches as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best homemade torch ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve found in our search so far.
1. Homemade copper patio torches
Have you worked for a few years now to cultivate a cool, modern aesthetic on the inside of your home and you can’t help wondering whether or not you might be able to continue that look on the outside in some subtle way as well? In that case, we have a feeling you’re really going to appreciate the way HomeMadeModern created these incredibly modern looking torches using pieces of copper piping. This is certainly a project that takes a little more dedication, but we don’t think it’s anything you need to be intimidated out of trying!
2. DIY mason jar tiki torches
What if you’re really interested in making yourself DIY tiki torches indeed but you don’t actually live in a place with a lawn that you can bury the ends of standing poles into? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with an idea that shows you how to make a smaller, tabletop version of that classic torch design you love so much! We’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Garden Glove made these flat bottomed, free standing torch tops from upcycled mason jars.
3. Mounted bottle fence torches
In addition to making yourself some fantastic outdoor torches, have you actually also been looking for a way to embellish the large stretch of fence in your yarn that you think could use a little more personality? Well, if you’ve ever loved crafts that help you combine two different things you like in one place, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with the way Garden Lovers Club not only embellished their fence and made torches by creating these mounted outdoor lanterns, but also did a little bit of upcycling by making them out of old wine bottles!
4. Rock weighted win bottle tiki torches
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of doing some upcycling and making tiki torches out of wine bottles, but you don’t have a fence space that you’ll be able to mount the bottles on like we showed you above? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Magnolia & Main made these simpler, stand alone wine bottle torches instead. We love the way they filled the bottoms of the bottles with small stones to weigh them down and make sure they don’t tip over for safety, since you will be lighting them on fire, after all!