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Candle molds are a mold maker's best friend. That's because they come in a variety of shapes and sizes and allow the intrepid candle maker to fashion candles based on a myriad of forms and objects. Candle molds are also available in different materials and a range of price levels according to need and experience. Glass has several benefits in that they cool down relatively quickly and provide for easier removal of the candle from the mold. Another advantage of glass is that any old glass jar or container lying around can work. Of course this mold type also delivers a glass-smooth finish. The disadvantage of glass molds is they are fragile and can crack which will show up in the finished candle's surface.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Metal is very versatile and have the obvious benefit of being durable, short of some catastrophic mishap. They also lack the seam found with other mold types and therefore the candle does not require trimming after it's been removed from the mold. The downside is the metallic side does not tend to “let go” of the candle easily after the cooling process if finished. Fortunately, there are silicone sprays available that help to mitigate this problem. Another positive is that metallic molds are easy to clean since you can heat them up, turn them upside down, and simply let the melted wax drip out.

Plastic makes for the least expensive candle mold. The plus side to plastic molds is they can be used without much worry of scratching or cracking making them very suitable for beginning candle makers. The downside to plastic is that the integrity of the mold wears out quickly. Nevertheless, it's a good material for practicing with.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Rubber comes in different materials such as polyurethane, silicone, and latex so they are naturally malleable. Being so, the variety of designs is nearly unlimited. The downside of this flexibility is they may distort when hot wax is poured into them so they can require a watchful eye during the cooling process. This characteristic also causes rubber to degrade over time. However, rubber imparts a distinct matte finish and allows for easy release from the mold.

Polyurethane is generally the least inexpensive but has the unfortunate proclivity to impart a peculiar smell to the candle. The use of latex is fantastic for creating unique molds, because it can be painted on a hard object and replicates that object as a mold maker. Silicon molds are increasing in popularity as they exhibit lots of user friendly properties like easy release and mar free finishes.

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DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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