Wax seals on letters automatically up the fancy factor. They used to only be seen on letters ages ago, but trends always make a comeback. With a few craft store staples, you can mail your own fancy letters! To make your own DIY wax seals you’ll need: miniature wooden spools, assorted buttons with intricate designs, wax paper, hot glue gun, wax seal sticks (candle wax is fine, too!)
Using the hot glue gun, place a dollop of hot glue on one end of a wooden spool. Push the button firmly down into the hot glue.
If you are using shank buttons, use pliers to break off the small notch on the back of the button to keep it more flat and level.
Let the hot glue dry and test the strength by pulling at the button. Make sure it’s nice and tight so that it does not come loose when dipping in the wax.
Lay out the sheet of wax paper. Make sure the surface is as flat as possible so the wax does not run.
Light the wick on your wax stick and let it melt down. Drop enough wax that is equivalent to the size of your seals. Make sure it is a thick puddle.
Working with one wax puddle at a time, press your seal into the wax for 10-15 seconds. Pull the seal up. The wax seal may come off the wax paper with it.
Play around with different colors of wax with different patterns. Make a bunch of seals at once and store them in an air dry container.
When ready to use one of the seals for a letter, simply place a small glue dot on the back and press onto your envelope. Classy mail. In the palm of your hand. Have fun!
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