A handmade seal is as unique as the person who makes it, and they are easy and great fun to make! Each seal you make from wax is a special gift, just for the recipient of the invitation or gift it decorates.
If you have never had a go at making a personalised wax seal stamp you must! You will find making these fabulous embellishments a calming, fascinating and addictive process. You don't have to worry about all your invitations looking exactly the same, (it's not possible!) and there's little need for any additional embellishment.
If you are making a lot of seals in one go, then you will find a hot glue gun handy. Glue gun wax seal sticks are circular tubes of wax that feed into a hot glue gun one after the other as you pull the trigger and make the seals.
The wide range of flexible sealing wax colours is amazing, as is the variety of stamps. You can make classic wedding wax seal stamps to tie in with the wedding colour theme or reflect the theme in the stamp design. You could choose a heart design stamp or have a custom wax seal stamp made with the couple's initials!
So many gorgeous wax colours to choose from
Glue gun Wax sticks, convenient and quick
Individuality and style in one contemporary embellishment
Have fun by adding dried flowers, sprigs of heather or glitter to your wax seals. A great idea if you are creating a seal directly onto your wedding stationery or invitations. For example, if you are tying a bundle of wedding information together, sealing the envelopes or embellishing a presentation box.
Most glue gun sealing wax sticks usually make at least 5 wax seals. If you want to make your seals separately, to use later, then make them onto greaseproof paper or baking parchment paper then they will lift off easily after they have cooled.
There are lots of ways to use a wax seal; they're not just brilliant for wedding invitations! Wrap presents in recycled kraft paper, use some decorative string or bakers twine and seal with a red wax seal made with a botanical stamp. Decorate favour boxes or little bottles or jars filled with homemade liqueurs or chutneys with pretty seals. They will add an artisan, professional touch that elevates your gift into something really special.
Gold sealing wax seals or silver or champagne will look amazing at Christmas, maybe on homemade napkin rings or attached with strong glue dots to the base of wine glasses. Make up little wax seal kits as Christmas gifts, with wax sticks and a lovely new stamp, for a friend or relative who loves crafting.