Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Take that Mosquitos!


I don't mind bugs...matter of fact most of them serve a purpose and I feel like if they leave me alone I'll leave them alone. Except for Mosquitos! What us it with these jerky bugs, what's their purpose?? I'm pretty allergic to most bug bites but I find mosquito bites hurt the worst. 
Well the hubby and I try to do our part to be environmentally friendly so I saved these really cool glass whiskey bottles over the past year but wasn't sure what to do with them...then I got a mosquito bite! Insert me grumbling swear words here!!! 
So these super cool bottles shall now become weapons of mass mosquito destruction!!! 
After a trip to the hardware store and the dollar store I was ready to assemble my weapons..I mean tiki torches haha!

So here ya go! 
Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!

Supplies:
-Glass bottles (I used 6 whiskey bottles but you can make these with any sort of bottle you like)
-Metal washers ( must fit the mouth of the bottle with a hole wide enough for the tiki wick to fit through)
-Glue (glue the washers down. I used E6000)
-Glass marbles ( I used these to take up space in the bottle and support the wick. You could use rocks or even that really fun colorful rock used in aquariums)
-Tiki torch wicks 
-Citronella oil

Assembly:
-Fill your bottles about 1/4 full with the marbles or filler you chose. 
-Glue your washers on (let the glue dry before moving on)
-Fill bottles with torch or citronella oil
-Insert your wick (let wicks soak in bottle before lighting) 

Hey look at that your very own repurposed bottle turned into something pretty dang cool! 

Anndddd nowwww for my fantastic photography skills ahaha!

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