Sunday, January 10, 2021

Hand twisted candles

Hope you’ve had a brilliant weekend even if you are in lockdown. Today I’m sharing a lovely simple project I did the other day. Super easy twisted candles. Such an impact using cheap candles from the supermarket.

I started with a simple box of white candles I got for a couple of dollars at the supermarket. I warmed them for about 20 mins in a jar of warm/hot water. 

Then when they are flexible I rolled the middles of them with my rolling pin between two pieces of baking paper. You just want to flatten them a bit. 

And then with your hands start twisting until you have the look you want. 

How fantastic so they look! I can’t wait to try it with some coloured ones also. Claire from Found and Favour did it with these pretty pink ones. It looks like she rolled hers thinner than I did. They look amazing don’t they. 

Let me know if you give this a try. 

Fiona xx


  1. Thankyou for sharing! ❤️

  2. Such a good dea...clever lady.

    1. I can’t take credit for the idea, but they are so fun to make.
      Hope you had a good day
      Fiona xx

  3. I emailed this to my 21 year old granddaughter. She loves DIY and crafts. I will send a picture of our attempts.

    I wish that I had your talent for painting furniture. I have done a few pieces but they are not of your quality. Too bad that I am in the States or I would be a loyal customer. I love the country French look that you do so well.

    I am also in awe of your orchids. Mine bloom once or twice then give up. Sad.

    A long-time reader and admirer.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely message.
      Hope your daughter has fun with the candles. I love them.
      I don’t know if it’s talent re the furniture painting; just very well practiced :) it’s so good to paint furniture isn’t it. Even after 10 years I still love doing it.

      Have a lovely week
      Cheers Fiona


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