Decorative Tall Taper Candles

Decorative Tall Taper Candles

Taper candles are tall, thin candles, which burn for varying lengths of time, depending on the height of the candle. When people think of candles, taper candles are often what spring to mind, since they are extremely common and very widely used. There are a number of ways to make taper candles. Some companies make their tapers in the traditional way, by dipping. Dipped candles are made by repeatedly dipping a wick into a pot of wax, with most producers looping an extra-long wick so that they make two candles at once. One advantage to dipping is that it allows candle producers to change colors, creating a colorful array of layers in a single candle. Well-made dipped candles are also very smooth, although some producers deliberately create a lumpy look for aesthetic reasons.

You will also need a candle-making thermometer to measure the temperature of the melted wax for the taper candles. A candy thermometer doesn’t measure the right range of temperatures; you will need a thermometer that can measure 140° to 160°F (60° to 71°C). A thermometer specific to candle-making will have a clip on the side that allows you to clip it to the inside of the melting can.

Taper Candles With Modern Navy Holders

Taper Candles With Modern Navy Holders

Taper candles are made by dipping the wick into the molten wax (not as you might be used to - pouring wax into molds).

White Taper Candles With Unique Holders

White Taper Candles With Unique Holders

Taper candles are long and slim and elegantly enhance a dining room table centerpiece or as decoration on a fireplace mantel.

Colorful Taper Candles With Wooden Holders

Colorful Taper Candles With Wooden Holders

Tapers can also be made in molds. Molds are convenient because they allow for mass production, very regular-looking candles, and unusual shapes.

Dining Area With Pink Taper Candles

Dining Area With Pink Taper Candles

Tapers must be burned in a candle holder, or they will fall over, potentially spreading fire in addition to making a big mess.

Dining Room With Tall Taper Candles

Dining Room With Tall Taper Candles

Taper candles add an elegant touch to your home.

Oil Filled Taper Candles With Golden Holders

Oil Filled Taper Candles With Golden Holders

Candles give a warm glow, set a mood and invite people to gather around.

Pink Taper Candles For Table Centerpiece

Pink Taper Candles For Table Centerpiece

Tapered candles, more commonly known as taper candles, are tall and elegant, and make delightful mantle decorations and table centerpieces.

Navy Blue Taper Candles With Silver Holders

Navy Blue Taper Candles With Silver Holders

Taper candles are the easiest candles to make, but they do require you to purchase a bit of equipment.

Tall Taper Candles With Modern Holders

Tall Taper Candles With Modern Holders

Any store which sells candles should offer taper candles or tapers, as they are often called, in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and scents.

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