SP DIY: How to Create a Wax Seal
If you want to make your wedding stationary extra special you can't go wrong with a wax
seal. They undoubtedly take a wedding invitation to the
next level and adds that personal touch. The details selected to be part of your wedding stationary are important as they help shape the experience your guests will have as they open your wedding invitation, and can also indicate your colour scheme. You can get as crafty as you like with wax seals, they can be added to your save the dates, order of service or even your name cards for the wedding tables. Whether it be a modern or traditional wax seal you decide to use, they are a gorgeous detail to
add to any of your wedding stationary, and a trend that isn't going away any time soon!
love them so much that we decided to have a go at making our own sealed envelopes.
You will be surprised at how you
can master a homemade wax seal with very little supplies and no skills
required. Check out our results and follow our easy 5 steps to create your own
Materials we used:
- Wax Stick with Wick
- Stamp head with handle
- Tea light
If you are unsure where to purchase your material from, the Celtic Gift Shop on Esty have an array of gorgeous wax stick colours and beautiful personalised wax stamps to choose from.
Step 1: Gather Materials
all your materials are easy to access and that you have positioned your
envelope in front of you with the envelope flap facing you. It is important to
be organised because as soon as the wax stick is lit things will happen very
Light your tea light and keep it lit throughout
the process so you don't have to keep using the lighter to light your wax
Step 2: Light Wax
Using your dominant hand, light
the wick of the stick and hold it like a candle (vertically) until you see wax
begin to melt around the base of the wick. It will melt quickly, the key
is to try an allow as much melted wax to gather on the stick before you let it
Step 3: Let Wax Drip
Slowly tip and hold the wax stick
over the area on the envelope you want to seal, allow the melting wax to drip
creating a pool large enough for the sealing stamp. Be careful not to hold the
wax stick too close as it is possible to burn the paper when doing this (may
have happened to us!). Then blow out the flame and let the last few drops fall
onto the envelope.
Step 4: Apply Stamp
your stamp design is facing the correct way and then push it into the pool of
wax. Try to make sure that there is excess wax around the outside of the seal.
Step 5: Rest Stamp & Remove
Leave the stamp on the wax
for about 30 – 60 seconds then gently remove to reveal your beautiful design.
It's that simple! Not all your wax seals will look the same or be completely
perfect, the different shape variations and
little imperfections that each seal creates makes them authentic!
Fancy taking your wax seal to the next level? Why not add some of our petals into the wax before you apply the stamp, that along with a sprinkling of the petals in the invite will add a romantic touch which your guests will just love!
If you do decide to get crafty and create your own
wax seals, make sure to share the end results with us!
Have fun! Love SP xx