Ten Unusual Candle Shapes

Candle By the Hour Beehive Candle
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Unusual Candle Shapes

Candles offer an unlimited variety of shapes and textures. Whether you make your own candles or just enjoy using them, some of the novelty shapes available are truly impressive and unusual.

This beehive-shaped candle offers even greater visual interest with its coil design and added hardware. Twisting the key at the top of the candle brings through a bit of the wax coil at a time, allowing you to control how long the candle will burn. The bees make the hive design even more realistic.

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Mini cactus candles
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Cactus Candles in Pots

These cute little cacti aren't plants at all - they're shaped candles that come in small silver pots. These candles make a statement all on their own, but you could create an eye-catching centerpiece for a dining table with all four of them grouped together on a small mirrored tray. The light from the candles will reflect off the tray as well as the pots.

Chocolate candy shaped candles
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Chocolate Candy Candles

Food shaped candles aren't really unusual, but the intricate details of these chocolate candy-shaped candles make them stand out! This group of amazingly detailed candles looks exactly like fine chocolates and would make a unique display in any kitchen or at a casual lunch gathering.

Mini owl candle candle topper/party favor
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Pretty Pink Owl

If you're looking for an unusual candle for a cake topper, or something different to hand out as a favor to attendees at a baby shower, this little pink owl candle might be just the thing. It comes boxed and tied with ribbon for gift giving.

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Chess set candles
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Two Peas in a Pod Candle

This 'two peas in a pod' themed candle makes for adorable wedding or baby shower decor. Pick up just a few of them for accent pieces or give them out as favors for a small, intimate affair.

Construction cone candles
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Under Construction Candles

Birthday candles also come in unusual shapes, like these construction cones. They'd be the perfect finishing touch for a boy's construction themed cake, or use them to top a novelty birthday cake with an inscription that reads, "Caution: Old Age Ahead."

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Lego candles
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Lego Candles

Fun and a little funky, these Lego-shaped candles are ideal for a kids' birthday party. They come in a package of six different colors, ready to top your perfect Lego birthday cake.

Musical Birthday Flower Candle
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Amazing Birthday Candle

This flower candle comes with an unusual twist! This candle actually opens and sings, "Happy Birthday," when it's lit, making it an incredibly unique cake topper.

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Pierced candle
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Pierced Candle

Pierced candles may have a more conventional shape, but there are holes in the thick base of the candle allowing the whole piece to glow. Choose from thick pillar candles to round candles - these are sure to get some notice.

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Puzzle piece candle molds
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Make Your Own Puzzle Candles

For those who enjoy making homemade candles, you can find plenty of unusual candle molds to create fun shapes. For example, these puzzle pieces can be created in an endless variety of colors using a set of shaped candle molds. Use short wicks for all or just some of the pieces and connect them to create an intriguing and eye-catching candle. Use a decorative, shallow candle holder to display your creation.

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Ten Unusual Candle Shapes