This Surprising Store Is My Go-To Place for Cool, Affordable Candles

published May 23, 2024
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When I think of JOANN, candles aren’t the first thing that come to mind. Sure, the craft supply store has everything you need to make your own candles at home, but it’s actually also one of the best places to shop for cool candles — especially if you want to try out the twisted candlestick trend or love a sculptural style that doubles as decor

On top of that, JOANN also has incredible home decor prices and some of the most impressive seasonal sales (occasionally offering up to 60% off select items). So not only can you curate a candle collection on a budget, but you can also stock up on their chic candle warmers and candlestick holders for the full display. 

Whether you’re looking for unique molded candle designs in quirky shapes or traditional tapers for a tablescape setup, JOANN has you covered with pretty, affordable candles galore — including dupes of popular styles from more high-end brands. Check out a few favorites below, starting at just $2.99.

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Joann Fabrics
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This adorable mushroom-shaped candle adds a small cottagecore vibe to your space. The four-ounce accent comes in four colors with a five-hour burn time. It’s also unscented, so you don’t have to worry about sensitive noses.

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These twisted taper candles are super trendy — and often sell elsewhere for more than triple the price. Get a two-pack for under $8 and choose from seven different colors, or a fun ombré version.

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Get in the spring spirit with this set of three tulip-shaped tealight candles. Include them in your seasonal decor, or add these to a housewarming gift.

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Joann Fabrics
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If you love twisted candles, these swirl tapers are an organic-looking alternative. The candles come in a set of two in pink, blue, and ivory and have a five hour burn time, so they’re great for dinner parties and holiday feasts alike — and easy to mix and match!