Stunning Taper Candles
Taper candles are tall and elegant, and make delightful mantle decorations and table centerpieces. Taper candles 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. 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. It is a very good idea to keep a few tapers around the house in the event of a power outage. 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.