Wax Seals: How To

Since the wedding is in 82 days {YIKES…so much to do} I decided to get started on some of the decorations. I recently ordered some colored wax sticks and a wax seal stamp with the letter “R” on it for making little tags that will be used on the guest’s favors at the wedding. Here’s a step-by-step of how to make them.

Step 01: Cut out 1.5″x1.5″ squares using decorative scissors; the seals will be pressed directly onto these, making the tags.

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Step 02: Turn on your hot glue gun. {I used a piece of tin foil to cover my workspace, that way I can peel off and re-melt the drippings from the glue gun to make more seals}

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Step 03: Get a small glass of ice water; you’ll need this to dip the stamp in so that it won’t stick to the hot wax.

Side note: I purchased and tried the non-stick seal paste that many stamping websites suggested but I found that using cold water worked much better than this paste in keeping the wax from sticking to the stamp {not to mention it’s free!}

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Step 04: Have your stamp clean and ready.

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Step 05: Dip the stamp in the cold water for a few seconds to get it cold.

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Step 06: Press out a nickel-size amount of wax onto your paper tag {larger or smaller depending on the size of your stamp}

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Step 07: Lightly press the stamp onto the wax, hold for a second or two, then lift off the stamp. It should come off very easily, if it sticks make sure that your stamp is cold enough.

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And that’s it! I’ll be tying my tags onto small jars using raffia, like this…

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One Response to “Wax Seals: How To”

  1. Our Wedding: Honey Favors « life by britney Says:

    […] they were all filled I attached one of our monogrammed wax seals to each jar using some raffia. One was set at each place setting at the wedding for everyone to […]

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