(Closed) Hot Glue Gun Wax Seals

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which wax seal shape looks looks better?
    Modern square wax seal. : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Traditional round wax seal. : (12 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    commenting to see answers!

    Post # 4
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The shape of the wax stamp doesn’t make a difference to me- I honestly had to scroll back and forth a few times to notice the difference.  

    You will likely need to pay more in postage, since its determined by weight.  Oh, and whatever you do, seal the envelopes by licking them first.  DO NOT just rely on the wax seal…I’ve heard horror stories about envelopes busting open and people never getting their invitation.

    Post # 6
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I really like the champagne colored square one! Round red ones always remind me of the cover of “The Secret”.

    Post # 8
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    You’re fine to do it with any hot glue gun, you do not need adjustable temperature, just make sure not to get a low temp gun.

    And i said round because I like the way the wax squishies around it better 🙂

    Post # 9
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I put a wax seal on my invitations. You do need a low-temp glue gun. I just bought one from the same website I bought my wax becuase I didn’t have one. I don’t know if you could use a glue gun that didn’t specify low temp. Even with my low-temp glue gun the wax would seep out of the tip a little bit while I was prepping the envelopes. I imagine it would be worse if the glue gun was not low-temp.

    I put the wax on the inner envelope so I wouldn’t have to worry about it getting caught in any sorting machines (I did not hand cancel). Mine was still within the weight limit, and was still flat enough, so I didn’t have to pay any extra postage. So overall, I didn’t have any issues mailing the invitations.

    I like both the round and square options.

    Post # 10
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used wax seals, looooved them! Super easy in a hot glue gun.

    I ordered the wax and compass rose stamp from http://www.nostalgicimpressions.com/.  I had the compass rose on our invitations too so it fit our nautical theme.  They have tons of stamps including personalized seals. Monograms, and pretty much anything you can think of, and they are very inexpensive.
    Here are a couple pics:
    A couple tips: buy the dual temp hot glue gun, it is good for different consistencies.
    I also took a sheet of wax paper and did all the seals and let them cool, peeled them off and used 3/4″ glue dots stuck on the back to seal them. This way I could choose the good ones and not worry about ruining my pocketfolds. 
    Keep a cup of ice water to dip the brass stamp in, between seals– keeps the edges crisp and keeps the temp from sticking to the wax.
    here is my invitation suite if anyone is interested. Good luck!

    Post # 11
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Oh, and my seals were on the pocketfolthe to the outer envelopes. I hand canceled. No one received a damaged invitation. 

    Post # 12
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    thanks for the info ladies.. I was very interested in doing the wax seal and now i’m sold!

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