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Candle making is considered as a creative art form that is used both for passion and profession. While some people opt for candle creation as their hobby, there are many candle makers who do it as a source of earning. Whatever be your reason, there is no doubt that candle making can be fun and exciting with new ideas and imaginations blended to it. As you gear up to try your hand your hand in making some nice candles, don your best creative cap and get ready to have unlimited fun.

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.

Since ancient age, candles have been widely in use for various purposes. Previously it was the primary source of light that was used in every household. From elders to children, everyone loves the idea of making some beautiful and artistically designed candles. Sometimes it is seen that people who are expert in this work take up this hobby as a part time profession to enjoy an extra source of income. Most often candle makers are found in rural parts as the use of candles is still more prominently prevalent in the villages. Being an easy thing to learn, you can also try candle making in your leisure hours. Some of the things that you will need to make candles according to your wish and imagination include the following:

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).

The first thing that you will need in candle making is wax. There are various qualities of wax that are available in the market for you to select from. Once you have decided on the quality of wax that you wish to use for the candle, melt it and pour in your choice of mold. The liquid wax will take the shape of the mold instantly. Dip in a wick to the liquid candle shape carefully so that its head stays upward. If you want to design a quality candle, it is suggested that you use pre-waxed wicks which works better.

Some of the commonly used elements that you can use to make your candle stand out and look beautifully unique include the following:

– Candle Molds

– Candle Wicks

– Fragrance Oils

– Glitter

– Wax & Additives

– Candle Dye

– Flakes

– Candle Dye Liquid

– Embeds

If you want to make colored candles, add varied hues and dye to the liquid wax which will make the candle look brighter and beautiful. You can easily use crayon colors but it is suggested that you buy a bottle of candle dye to make it look more professional and elegant. Various candle fragrances are also available which will definitely make the product look complete and distinctive.

There are various types of candle waxes that are most commonly used by candle makers as given below:

– Paraffin wax

– Soy wax

– Beeswax

– Gel Wax

– Palm Wax

Enjoy this new hobby of candle making and you will surely become a pro in it within a short span of time. You can also gift your friends and relatives with some of your hand made candles with personalized messages on it to add to its essence.

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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