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Move over, tealights: Candles are now trendy pieces of art

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Candles are being created in playful shapes and sizes but with some examples costing over £100 you might want to put the matches away

It's a growing trend. 'On Etsy [an online marketplace], we've seen a 149 per cent increase in searches for sculptural or decorative candles,' says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's trend expert.

'These artful, sculptural candles are not only functional as they provide light and warmth, but also double as artwork.'

Of course, the point of candles is that you burn them. But with some waxy sculptures costing upwards of £100, they might be strictly for viewing pleasure only — just keep them away from the radiator.

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