How to Buy Drip Candles

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You may have stopped seeing them after the 1970s in people's living rooms, but drip candles are still available. According to the Woodstock Candle Company, drip candles are also referred to as Chianti bottle candles because of the tradition of using Chianti bottles as candleholders in restaurants. Whatever you choose to call them, some interesting innovations over the years have created an even wider variety of drip candle types from which to choose, providing more decorating options.

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Things you need

  • Computer with internet connection

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    Steps for Finding the Perfect Drip Candles

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    Search the internet. Google searches for drip candles bring up a variety of large and small distributors. Make sure you search under the term Chianti bottle candles as well. Search more broadly for candle distributors, as they often carry drip candles too. Look for a section to search the site for drip candles specifically once you find candle companies that seem to have a wide variety of candles in stock. Also search novelty stores and craft suppliers.

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    Decide which type of drip candle will fill your decorative needs. For a Halloween party, try drip candles that are white but appear to bleed red. Buy drip candles in black-light reactive colours if you have black lights in your living room. If you want your drip candles to change colours while they burn, buy candles that drip in a multitude of colours as they melt. Buy sets of different-coloured individual candles if you like the effect created by layering larger pieces of multicoloured wax.

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    Comparison shop to find the best price for your drip candles. Remember to compare shipping costs if you are buying online, because those added costs can get quite pricey. Before you buy, try to find a distributor that offers a deal on shipping. When comparing costs, make sure to factor in the additional cost you'll have to spend on shipping versus buying from a local distributor.

Tips and warnings

  • Old wine bottles make an excellent and attractive candleholder for your drip candles.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.

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