Thin Taper Candles

  • Sugg. Price $14.95 Sale $10.99
    Our tiny tapers are hand dipped by a San Francisco workshop specializing in old-world candlemaking techniques. Formed of solid paraffin in assorted fall colors, the 1/2"-diameter candles produce a beautifully consistent flame that burns without smoking or dripping. 1/2" diam., 10" tall. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Odorless burn makes them ideal for the dining table. Set of 12 in Red.
  • Sugg. Price $16.95 Sale $5.99
    Our slim tapers are hand dipped by a California workshop specializing in old-time candle-making techniques. The spooktacular white, black and orange hues make them perfect for illuminating Halloween parties. Each narrow candle produces a beautifully consistent flame that burns without smoking or dripping. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Formed of solid paraffin with cotton wicks. Odorless burn makes tapers ideal for the dining table. Set of 12 includes 4 each of orange, white and black. Made in USA.
  • Sugg. Price $14.95 Sale $10.99
    Our tiny tapers are hand dipped by a San Francisco workshop specializing in old-world candlemaking techniques. Formed of solid paraffin in assorted fall colors, the 1/2"-diameter candles produce a beautifully consistent flame that burns without smoking or dripping. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Odorless burn makes them ideal for the dining table. Set of 12 in Rust.
  • $12
    Our tiny tapers are hand dipped by a San Francisco workshop specializing in old-world candlemaking techniques. Formed of solid paraffin in assorted fall colors, the 1/2"-diameter candles produce a beautifully consistent flame that burns without smoking or dripping. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Odorless burn makes them ideal for the dining table. Set of 12 in White.
  • Sugg. Price $17.95 Sale $5.99
    Our slim tapers are hand dipped by a USA workshop specializing in Old World candlemaking techniques. Formed of solid paraffin, the 1/2"-diameter candles produce a beautifully consistent flame that burns without smoking or dripping. The four pastel hues add a festive touch to the Easter table and springtime gatherings. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Odorless burn makes them ideal for the dining table. Made in USA. Set of 12, three of each pastel color.
  • $16.95
    Our slim tapers are hand dipped at a Missouri workshop specializing in old-world candle-making techniques. These festive, holiday-hued candles produce remarkably consistent flames that burn without smoking or dripping. Sized to fit all of our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Formed of solid paraffin with cotton wicks. Odorless burn makes tapers ideal for the dining table. Set of 12 includes 4 of each color. Made in USA.
  • $14.95
    Our elegant ivory tapers are hand dipped by artisans at a Kansas City, Missouri, workshop that still uses traditional candlemaking techniques. Crafted from a blend of premium waxes, the cotton-wick candles produce a beautifully consistent flame and resist smoking and dripping. The tapers are scent-free, so they're ideal for dining areas. Made from a blend of seven high-quality waxes, including beeswax. Hand dipped over 28 times to achieve 7/8" diameter. Dipping process results in elegant taper shape. Available in 14" and 18" lengths. Made in USA. Sets of two.
  • $14.95
    Our elegant white tapers are hand dipped by artisans at a Kansas City, Missouri, workshop that still uses traditional candlemaking techniques. Crafted from a blend of premium waxes, the cotton-wick candles produce a beautifully consistent flame and resist smoking and dripping. The tapers are scent-free, so they're ideal for dining areas. Made from a blend of seven high-quality waxes, including beeswax. Hand dipped over 28 times to achieve 7/8" diameter. Dipping process results in elegant taper shape. Available in 14" and 18" lengths. Made in USA. Sets of two.
  • $12
    Our slim tapers are hand dipped by a San Francisco workshop specializing in Old World candlemaking techniques. Formed of solid paraffin, the candles produce a beautifully consistent flame that is smokeless and dripless. Classic ivory is perfect for the tabletop, and for use with our Tiny Taper Holders (sold separately). Each burns approx. 3 hrs. 1/2 diam., 10" high. Set of 12. Made in USA. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.

Create Elegant Displays With Thin Taper Candles

With options ranging from tiny tea lights to thick pillars, candles always make a lovely centerpiece at the dinner table. Warm flickering candlelight creates a pleasant and soothing atmosphere perfect for encouraging deep conversations. One of the best options for elegant dinner lighting is the thin taper candle. Since tall and thin taper candles tower over the dinnerware and other decor on the table, the focus is on the soft amber light. With an average burn time of two to three hours, these candles will also last throughout your meal before burning out.

What Are Thin Taper Candles?

Tapers are long, thin wax candles which are often displayed on fireplace mantels or used as a dinner table centerpiece. Standard taper candles generally have a base diameter of ⅞ inches and thin tapers have a ½-inch base diameter. Standard tapers burn longer and have a classic look but thin varieties are more unique and modern. Consider setting the table with a mix of classic and tiny taper candles to create a visually interesting display.

Thin tapers also share many other characteristics with standard-diameter tapers.

  • These candles are unable to stand on their own and must be paired with a candle holder. For tiny tapers, choose from small cubes crafted of solid marble or ones crafted of solid clear crystal.
  • Most are between 10 and 14 inches in height (wick included).
  • Cotton is a popular material for the wicks.
  • Some tapers use solid paraffin wax while others use a blend of waxes, including beeswax.
  • These premium materials ensure a consistent flame and a drip-free burn with no smoke.
  • Since they are also odorless, they can be burned at the dinner table without distracting from your meal.
  • The hand-dipped production method gives each candle its smooth, perfectly tapered shape.
  • For everyday use, gorgeous white or ivory tapers are available in sets of two or 12. Other colors, like rust and red, are also great for everyday use.

Holiday Decorating with Tiny Tapers

Candles are also a popular accent item for holiday decorating. Tiny tapers add romantic flickering light to any surface. Available in sets of 12, they can be grouped together to create one main holiday display or spread throughout the home to give each room a festive touch.

  • Red, white and green sets are ideal for decorating around the winter holidays.
  • Use orange, black and white candles as your main lighting source to create a spooky Halloween atmosphere.
  • For spring holidays like Easter, pastel holiday sets are available featuring shades like blue, pink and yellow.
  • Complete your holiday decor with a coordinating holiday taper holder. Fun and festive options include holders shaped like bunnies, pumpkins, snowmen and evergreen trees.

Add a little everyday elegance or festive flair to your tabletops with thin taper candles from Williams Sonoma. Once lit, these skinny candles make a big impact with their consistent amber flame and odorless three-hour burn. Mix-and-match different colored taper candles with your favorite candle holders to create elegant dinner lighting for all of your meals.