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Wax Seals

A wax seal is a great way to adorn a hand-delivered envelope (mailing it is not recommended).

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011


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


  1. Place a nonstick baking mat on a flat surface.

  2. Place a wax stick in a glue gun, and melt several drops of wax about 1/2 inch in diameter each onto baking mat.

  3. Using a metal seal, make an imprint in the wax. Repeat.

  4. Let wax seals cool and harden, then peel off.

  5. To attach to envelopes, place cards, or packages, apply a dot of glue to back of seal; affix.

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