Retro Candles Continue to Wow Four Decades Later
By freelance writer Jane Duncan
October 24 2020
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Classic wax ball candle
The Funkier, The Better
Everyone wanted a candle-making kit
As candles skyrocketed in popularity in the 1980s, candle making became a very popular pastime among children and adults alike. Store-bought candles were often melted and the wax poured into everything from empty milk boxes to cooldrink cans to create funky colours in an array of shapes and sizes. If you were looking to make cool, retro candles a wax crayon in your favorite colour would be melted in with the original candle.
There are a number of trends from the 1980s that are still popular today. Even though candles are available in more shapes, colours, sizes, and scents than ever before, they still have the same whimsical appeal as they did 40 years ago.