Sealed with Love

Without question, my favorite adornment to a wedding invitation is a wax seal. There is just something about the way it elevates an envelope to give it a special feeling for a notable event. In this digital age we live in, there has definitely been a resurgence of old-world and handmade consumer goods. While we all love how modern convinces can save time, we also can appreciate the skill and time spent by someone that has handcrafted an item. A pizza fresh from a brick oven made with hand-tossed dough tastes much better than anything from the frozen food aisle that you heat up in your oven, am I right? The same idea applies here. An envelope sent with a wax seal is more fun to receive and open than one without. Wow your guests with a little added handcrafted touch that elevates your invitations by following the tips below!

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How to add a wax seal to your envelope.

Tools You Will Need

  • low temp glue gun

  • sealing wax sticks

  • envelopes - addressed, stuffed, and sealed

  • small bowl of ice

  • clean cloth

  • wax paper

  • sealing stamp

Step-By-Step Directions

  • Make sure all of your envelopes are addressed, stuffed, and sealed along the standard glued edges.

  • Put the wax stick into your glue gun and plug in/turn on. Place the wax paper underneath the nozzle to protect your work surface.

  • While the wax is heating up, prepare a small bowl of ice, and place the stamp over the ice.

  • Point the nozzle of the glue gun over the center of the envelope flap where it meets the back side of the envelope. Pull the trigger until the desired amount of wax comes out, about half a teaspoon. It should be enough to cover the circumference of the stamp once you press it down.

  • Pull the stamp out of the bowl of ice. It must be cold to attain the most crisp imprint in the wax. Be sure to wipe off any excess moisture with the cloth.

  • Place the stamp in the wax until it sets, about 30-60 seconds.

  • Remove the stamp to reveal the wax seal!

  • Repeat steps until seals have been applied to all envelopes!

  • Be sure to place the stamp in the bowl of ice and completely cool between each stamp.