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Super Long Taper Candles DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

I love the look of those super long taper candles, but can never find them in my neighborhood. I thought it couldn’t be so hard to make them myself, and did it in three really easy steps. I like the way they look color-blocked, and love the charm and – dare I say it – the “pizzazz” it gives to an ordinary white cake.

Super Long Taper Candles DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: birthday candles, knife, an old cutting board, lighter.

Super Long Taper Candles DIY | Oh Happy Day!Super Long Taper Candles DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Step 1: Align two different colored candles together, making sure the wick of one candle is lined up next to the bottom of the other candle.  Hold them next to each other and cut a diagonal slice through both of them.

Step 2: Light the lighter and melt the cut end of one candle.

Step 3: Gently press the two diagonal ends together, hold it for a few seconds, then rest it gently down on a flat surface and let it set. The candles will be pretty fragile, so handle with care.  Some candles were more temperamental and didn’t want to stick together, so I just set those aside for another day.

Step 4: Light them up and make a wish!

Super Long Taper Candles DIY | Oh Happy Day!Super Long Taper Candles DIY | Oh Happy Day!

  1. kellychristine

    July 26, 2012

    lovvvvvvve these.

  2. Emma

    July 26, 2012

    I love these – I have found difficulty sourcing those really long candles too. Thanks for the great post :)

  3. how2home

    July 26, 2012

    this is such an amazing idea! Once i get a chance to use candles, this is going to my ‘must do’ projects! Thx for sharing :)

  4. dasmaedchenmitdenlocken

    July 26, 2012

    I like them too. What a funny idea!

  5. The Wife

    July 26, 2012

    Cute idea, Chiara! These are so much more sophisticated than ordinary birthday candles. Can’t wait to try this for the husband’s birthday.

  6. Erin

    July 27, 2012

    Oh I love these so much! You always have the best ideas.

  7. kimberly of LA MARTINE

    July 28, 2012

    Whoa ! These look like my Anna’s candles. Great idea.

  8. zee

    July 28, 2012

    lol it’s a fire hazard if one of those tips over

  9. liondragoncustom

    July 29, 2012

    Good idea!Easy DIY and useful candles!

  10. Miss B.

    July 29, 2012

    Wonderful. elegant + easy, thank you Chiara!

  11. Amanada

    July 31, 2012

    Great idea!You did a wonderful job!Thanks for sharing!It’s really interesting!

  12. Rachel

    August 1, 2012

    This is genius! Really love this idea. Thanks for sharing it!

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