Hubs and I made something this weekend that I am SO happy with !
The inspiration, of course, came from Pinterest.
But if you have been following my blog for very long .
you know the inspiration starts there ,
but I always have to put my own spin on it.
I was really excited when I saw this on Pinterest
But it did seem a little complicated.
I just knew when I showed it to hubs,
he would come up with something MUCH cheaper and MUCH easier .
After pondering on it for awhile ....
He did !
First of all ,
we wanted ours on top of the deck rail instead of on the side.
I didn't like his first idea,
but we came up with a compromise.
A trip to the farm supply store gave us everything we needed.
For those of you who don't know ,
those are electrical junction boxes .
They became the base for our tikkis.
Funny , huh ?
We just attached them to the top of the deck rail.
Then we used these ,
I bought replacement fiberglass tikki wicks
and inserted them through 3/8 inch pex couplings ( find them in the plumbing supply section ).
The other things in the picture are the caps we made.
They go over the tikkis when not in use so water doesn't get in the tikki oil.
We made ours out of galvanized threaded rods ( 1/2 inch ) and galvanized caps.
( also in plumbing supply )
not all wine bottles have the same diameter opening.
I washed way too many wine bottles till I finally got enough the right size !
Also , they all not all the same width.
We found that the shorter squatty ( is that a word ? ) ones worked the best .
I seriously love these !
you should not drink Tikki oil ...
it says so on the bottle .
We had under $25 in the whole project !
You can't buy the cheap bamboo ones at the dollar store for that .
Plus these are sooooo much prettier .
PLUS I was able to use some of those wine bottles that keep mysteriously showing up !
Where do those come from ?
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