Written by Hugh Metcalf

Try the twisted candle DIY trend going viral on TikTok

Clever hacksters are recreating these designer-style candles at home using ordinary dinner candles and warm water. The perfect budget gift idea!

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Image: Lex Pott twisted candle, £24, Monday 

The best DIYs are the simplest, and the latest viral trend sweeping TikTok looks super easy to us (however, we’ve not tried it yet!)

You may have seen designer dinner candles with twists and decorative designs incorporated into them – in fact, they’re a growing trend we’re seeing right now for adding some gorgeous detail to your home styling.

However, with these candles potentially setting you back £20 and above each, it’s clear that some thrifty home stylists have found a clever work around. Check out the DIY video from TikTok below for an idea of how it work.

Read more: How to DIY the expanding foam mirror trending on Instagram


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How to create a twisted candle

To start, soak your dinner candles in a jug of warm water, until they become pliable. Then manipulate them how you please – whether that’s flattening and twisting, or curving and joining separate candles to recreate the designer style pictured. To set the candle, run it under the cold tap, and voilá, you have a designer twisted candle on a budget.

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