These informal salutations were not only funny, but also made each invitation more personal because it showed that the couple had taken time to think specifically about how to make invitation special for each recipient. And so the use of a wax seal as a personal expression came to be commonplace in stationery, with individuals choosing their own symbols and initials for the seal designs themselves, and then also being able to select the color of the wax used as well. Wax seals are an elegant and blissful way to elevate your stationery, gifts, packaging and more. Now in the 21st century, individuals and couples are opting to design their own seals for wedding stationery, holiday cards, graduations, birth announcements, or stationery for really any life event. In a world where convenience is king and process optimization is just as much a part of managing your home life as it is at the office, a beautiful piece of wedding stationery can literally make your guests drop whatever task they were about to do after grabbing the mail, and indulge in immersing themselves into the moment as they carefully examine and open the special piece of mail they have just received from you.
Method 2: Wax Seal Beads & Spoon – A way to ensure your wax melts more uniformly than waiting for a candle to drip enough hot wax onto your project, a metal spoon held over an open flame with wax beads (read: pellets) that melt into a hot liquid which you can then pour onto your project before pressing the stamp (which you can again keep on ice between stamps to decrease the time it takes for the wax to harden) into the molten wax. The details selected to be part of your wedding suite help shape the experience your guests will have as they open your wedding invitation. Once you have your cleared area, plug in your sealing wax gun and place it on a heat resistant mat. Method 3: Wax Seal Glue Gun Sticks – This is my favorite method when I have to make a bunch of wax seals (think 150 wedding invites, place cards, menus etc.) – many retailers offer glue gun sized sticks which fit into a standard glue gun.
2. Allow a couple of minutes for the glue gun to heat up. This method is great if you’re just doing one or a couple seals at a time. A wax stamp. Whether your custom stationery designer created one for you, or you grab one off of Amazon, you’re going to need the stamp itself. Creating wax seals can be messy, so be sure to clean any clutter around you, and make sure you aren’t making on a surface you do not want potentially damaged. Or just plain not interested in learning how to make wax seals but you want them for your wedding? Either instead of, or in addition to, using wax seals on your wedding invitations, incorporating them into your wedding day can be a really fun way to elevate your decor. I definitely recommend setting out all your envelopes in rows on your workspace so you can easily just go down the line and knock these out assembly-line style: glue gun – stamp – next, glue gun – stamp – next, until they are done, making sure to place your stamp back on the ice as you’re applying the wax to each piece of paper (or whatever material you are applying the seals to!).
After that’s all done, the wax in the spoon will probably have hardened again, so hold the spoon over the candle and wait for the wax to fully melt. Method 1: Wax Seal Candlesticks – Perhaps the most traditional method, this technique uses a candle-style wax, where you light the wick and dribble the hot wax onto your paper or envelope as the candle melts. HOW TO USE A WAX SEAL WITH WAX STICKS OR WAX BEADS AND A SPOON? If you’re a crafter and glue guns are something you use frequently for other projects, I would also strongly recommend having a separate glue gun for glue versus sealing wax, and even buying multiple glue guns if you plan on using different colors of wax- craft stores like Michaels have glue guns for less than $10, so it’s a minimal investment to ensure your wax seals look perfect. Currently trending, but no stranger to the stationery world as it’s been around since the Middle Ages, is the wax seal.