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When used incorrectly, scented candles can be a serious fire hazard. Though they are excellent decorative and aromatic features, there are some fragranced candles that increase fire risks.

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.

You can reduce your health and safety risks when burning wholesale candles by being informed about the basic rules around fire safety.

Most candle fires are the result of human error. Common mistakes include leaving candles unattended, falling asleep, or leaving the house with candles still burning.

1. Leaving candles burning with no one in the room, falling asleep or leaving the house with candles burning

2. Putting burning candles too close to things that can catch fire such as mattresses, bedding, curtains, or furniture

3. Leaving burning luxury scented candles in easy reach of children

Candles are responsible for a large amount of fires, causing property damage and injury, commonly during holidays and special occasions.

Although 90 per cent of candle fires are caused by the above human errors in some cases the candle itself can also increase the fire risk.

Lighting a decorative candle with multiple wicks is one example of this. Using more than one wick at the same time will produce a single high flame, or many large flames close together.

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).

Intense heat can ignite nearby materials, such as curtains. Multi-wick candles melt much more quickly, leaving a pool of hot wax, causing burns. Certain materials used with candles cause fires. Decorations made from paper, ribbons, tree bark, or other non-wax coatings are highly flammable and increase the risk of fires and burns.

Metallic cores at the end of wicks may contain lead. These produce both lead vapours and dust, which can be harmful to children and pregnant mothers.

Check whether your fragranced candle wick contains lead by removing wax from wick's end, separating fibre strands from the metal core, and rubbing it on a piece of white paper. If it leaves a grey mark on the paper, it is probably made of lead.

Ensuring you follow some safety rules which will protect against potential accidents.

1. Check the printed instructions.

2. Trim the wick to roughly 5-7 mm before lighting the luxury scented candle and trim again every few hours to protect against high flames.

3. Avoid wholesale candles with multiple wicks that seem close together.

4. Always use fully ventilated, sturdy and well balanced decorative candles. Wooden and are not the best option since these can catch fire. Be vigilant with glass candle since they can break when they get hot.

5. Objects that can catch fire should be kept well away from handmade candles.

6. Keep them out of reach from children and pets.

7. Never leave candles unattended.

8. Put out all candles before going to sleep.

9. Avoid handmade candles containing lead – ask the retailer.

10. Teach your children to be careful around open flames. Make sure they understand that candles are not toys, or something they can eat or drink.

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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