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Temporary Sculpture: 9 Beguiling Candles That Look Like Statuary

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Temporary Sculpture: 9 Beguiling Candles That Look Like Statuary

October 31, 2022

We’ve previously admired peculiarly shaped candles (see Going Goth: 10 Sculptural Black Candles). But lately we’ve noticed that a slew of candles that take sculpture quite literally.

Call it statuary without the commitment: These stately, sometimes intricate, sometimes downright eerie candles become even more beguiling as they melt.

Here are a few favorites.

a good choice for the halloween mantel: the small veiled lady candle starts at  12
Above: A good choice for the Halloween mantel: The Small Veiled Lady Candle starts at $12.59 from Etsy seller Agaboo Candles.
the grecian bust candle is \$\28 from anthropologie. 13
Above: The Grecian Bust Candle is $28 from Anthropologie.
the man in sculpture candle by anais candle is \$75 from revolve. 14
Above: The Man in Sculpture Candle by Anais Candle is $75 from Revolve.
a hand candle by karoline studio gently cups the flame; each candle starts 15
Above: A Hand Candle by Karoline Studio gently cups the flame; each candle starts at $21.83.
the david bust candle is \$4\2.06 from souvenirs de soie on etsy. 16
Above: The David Bust Candle is $42.06 from Souvenirs de Soie on Etsy.
another david: the vegan david&#8\2\17;s head candle is \$\14.7\1 from vela 17
Above: Another David: The Vegan David’s Head Candle is $14.71 from Vela Deutschland on Etsy.
the artemis candle in grey is \$\17\2 from wolf & badger. 18
Above: The Artemis Candle in grey is $172 from Wolf & Badger.
another of anthropologie&#8\2\17;s grecian bust candles; \$68. 19
Above: Another of Anthropologie’s Grecian Bust Candles; $68.
and the goddess candle starts at \$4\2.46 from etsy seller elegancia candle co. 20
Above: And the Goddess Candle starts at $42.46 from Etsy seller Elegancia Candle Co.

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Frequently asked questions

What are statue candles?

Statue candles are candles that have been molded into the shape of a figurine or sculptural form, such as a human figure, animal, or object.

Where did the statue candle trend originate?

The statue candle trend originated in Europe, particularly in Italy and Spain, where there is a long tradition of making decorative candles as part of religious ceremonies.

What materials are statue candles made of?

Statue candles can be made of different materials, including paraffin wax, beeswax, soy wax, and vegetable wax. Some statue candles may also be made with added fragrances, essential oils, or dyes.

Where can I buy statue candles?

Statue candles can be purchased online from various retailers, including Etsy, and from specialty shops and boutiques that carry home decor and accessories.

What are some popular shapes and designs for statue candles?

Popular shapes and designs for statue candles include human figures, animals, classical sculptures, fruits, and household objects. Some statue candles may also be decorated with intricate patterns or have textured surfaces.

How can I incorporate statue candles into my home decor?

Statue candles can be used to add a decorative touch to any room in the home. They can be displayed alone as a sculptural element, or grouped together with other candles or decorative items to create a focal point. Statue candles can also be used as a unique centerpiece for a dining table or on a mantel.

Are there any safety precautions I should take when using statue candles?

As with any candle, statue candles should be used with caution. They should be placed on a heat-resistant surface and kept away from flammable materials. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and keep it out of reach of children and pets.

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