A wax seal is a great way to adorn a hand-delivered envelope (mailing it is not recommended).
Get the look of a classic wax seal without playing with fire. Special wax sticks are made to melt in a glue gun -- no open flame necessary -- making it easy and safe to turn out lots of the charming little disks in your favorite colors. The stamps come in letters and many other motifs. Make a bunch of the seals and you'll be ready to personalize all kinds of envelopes, presents, and parcels for the holidays.
- Nonstick baking mat, such as Silpat
- Glue-gun sealing-wax sticks, in assorted colors
- Hot-glue gun
- Metal seal
- Craft glue
Place a nonstick baking mat on a flat surface.
Place a wax stick in a glue gun, and melt several drops of wax about 1/2 inch in diameter each onto baking mat.
Using a metal seal, make an imprint in the wax. Repeat.
Let wax seals cool and harden, then peel off.
To attach to envelopes, place cards, or packages, apply a dot of glue to back of seal; affix.