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With the Christmas season fast approaching everyone loves to have a beautiful wreath in their home.

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.

There are a few ways to get that perfect wreath, one is to buy a fresh Christmas wreath from the pro's at Wilson Evergreens or if you are handy and have the ability to gather some products from Mother Nature, you can make your own!

Here are great and simple instructions for you and it can involve the whole family.

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).

Fresh Christmas wreaths can be made very easily with a few in home and back yard supplies. A few of the basics are some sort of ring, which is usually made from metal; however you could use just about anything that makes a strong circle. Next you will need some thin wire to wrap the greens to your wreath. The greens or evergreen boughs can be from any type of evergreen tree, some examples could be fresh cedar, balsam or pine. Use clippers (pruning shears) and harvest 5-10 lbs, cutting the branches into approximately 6 inch pieces. Now just place a handful of greens and wire them around the wreath ring. Make sure you keep the wire tight and tie it off at the end. Get a bow from a store or if you have ribbon use 6-8 loops on each side with two longer tails. Pine cones and berries added to the decoration will give it that extra touch. Hang the finished wreath on a wall or door and enjoy!

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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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