Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Custom Wax Seal

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Written by Dana Felderhoff
December 18, 2017

Dana is the owner and lead designer at Felderhoff & Co. She lives in Fort Worth, TX with her husband, Jake.

Wax seals are a great custom embellishment that adds elegance and style to your wedding stationery! You can add a custom wax seal to your invitation pockets, inner envelopes, place cards, menus, and other wedding stationery items with just a few simple steps...

Step 1

Gather your supplies. Here's what you'll need:

Step 2

Set your glue gun to "low" if it is one that has an adjustable temperature setting and insert one of your wax sticks. Once it is heated, apply a nickel- to quarter-sized circle of glue onto the item you are sealing. It really doesn't take much, the glue spreads out quite a bit once you apply the stamp!

Step 3

Apply the stamp directly on top of the liquid wax. If you want to be extra precise, you can make small lines with a sharpie on the sides of the stamp so you know exactly where to line it up. Don't be concerned if the wax spreads out unevenly, that's the handmade/artisan look you are going for! Let cool for 20-30 seconds.

Step 4

Once the edges of the wax seal are hardened, lift up the stamp to reveal your wax seal!

For a more detailed video of this process, check out our Instagram story! Be sure to follow Felderhoff & Co on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest projects, tutorials, and wedding tips.

Ready to get started on your custom wedding invitations? Contact us today!

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