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How to Make DIY Twisted Candles

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These twisted candles put a modern twist on a classic décor detail! Give your lighting a trend update with this simple tutorial, perfect whether you want to brighten up the table with colourful candles or keep it simple with natural white.

These candles will be just the thing if your garden gathering is expected to go late into the evening! They'll also look great decorating an outdoor wedding reception.

Project and instructions by Becki Clark.

You will need

Is $ 8.49

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Is $ 8.49

Is $ 9.49

Quantity: 1

Subtotal

Is $ 9.49

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How to make

You will need:

Candles

A jar or vessel the same height as your candles

A jam jar or rolling pin

Water

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Step 1

Pop your candles into warm water for 15 minutes, the water needs to be fairly warm but not boiling else you'll just melt your wax.

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Step 2

Remove from the warm water and place on a flat surface, use the jar or rolling pin to flatten your candles centre applying equal pressure along the candle stick.

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Step 3

Slowly and gently twist your candle until you have achieved your desired twisted effect (It's fun to experiment with tighter and looser twists). If you are finding it hard to manipulate the candle pop back in the water to loosen up the wax.

Step 4

Pop your candles in cold water to 'set' for 5 minutes.

Step 5

When all is set you can scent your outdoor space with your garden candles. Creating a beautiful point of light inside or outside your home.

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