Sunday 17 April 2016

MHK Designs - Fruit Borders

   Welcome to day two of the new releases at MHK Designs. This set is called Fruit Borders and features lemons and pears, along with some great sentiments.
     Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas gifts? I thought my Mum might like this in her kitchen, there are always candles at hand, just incase the power goes off.
     The image was printed on basic quality copy paper, I didn't try tissue in my printer as it can be temperamental at the best of times. I coloured the image with Graph-It markers and then fussy cut it. I also fussy cut the sentiment ready to go onto the candle.
     The image was added first by laying the paper over the candle and then covering it with a long length of baking parchment. Holding the parchment tightly at the back, to keep the image flush to the candle, I used my heat gun to melt the wax so the image sunk in and the edges of the paper disappeared. Here's the link to a You Tube video tutorial that will guide you through the process, it's really easy and very effective. The sentiment was added in the same way and then all that was left to do was put it on a stand and add some ribbon.
     The fire safety label is still on the bottom of the candle,  I've been told that it should not be sold without one so if you are making these for fund raisers you may want to find out more.
     We have another three days of new releases to show you, you can find lots more inspiration over at the MHK Designs blog, plus the chance to win a set.  If you would like to buy them now you can find them all on Etsy.

Fruit Borders

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Craft For The Craic - Anything But A Card
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful project! I have seen candles done with digi stamps before but haven't tried it myself. This makes me want to give it a go!

  2. WOWZER! That is pure genius, Rocky.
    hugs, Asha

  3. Very clever to use the design on a candle. This would be
    perfect on a Kitchen table. Marian

  4. Perfect gift for the kitchen - this has a great home feel. Will have to go watch the video.

  5. What a fabulous gift idea! And this is so pretty! I don't think it's ever too early to think of Christmas gifts.

  6. Hi Rocky, Wow what a fabulous idea, love the bright colours you used against the white of the candle, it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas! Thank you for the inspiration... Megan

  7. You KNOW I adore this fabulous creation, friend! I adore the way you colored the image--and the ribbon is the perfect accent! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  8. What a fabulous project. I love this candle. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  9. I LOVE the image and the way you added it to the candle!!

  10. This is a super creative idea! I LOVE this! I'd like to try this too! Thanks for the great tips!
    Take Care!

  11. WOW...great idea!!! I like the fruit on the candle better than on any of the cards I've seen....not that there was anything wrong with the cards, I just think it's perfect for the candle :) Hugs...Janie

  12. This is so cool! Great gift!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  13. This turned out beautifully! Lovely work.


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