(Closed) Wax Seal Advice!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I bought a pack of 4 gold wax sticks (less than 5 bucks) for our seals at Michael’s craft store.  Two of my bridesmaids helped me apply them.  It’s a bit tricky, make sure you have extra envelopes and try a few practice runs before you start.  I also made a stencil so they would only drip in the place I wanted them… but even that wasn’t foolproof. 

A little wax goes a long way 🙂  Have fun & good luck!

Post # 5
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

I’m doing the faux wax seals with a glue gun. I ordered all my supplies online from letterseals.com

They have tons of colors available (3 different golds and a platinum) and a lot of highlighting ink (which I also purchased). I also got a custom monogram seal. I think they had the best prices for bulk orders and I got free shipping.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m excited about the materials.

Post # 6
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second using faux wax through a glue gun (Michael’s has a nice little setup pretty cheap, and they sell gold ‘wax’ sticks for it) instead of the traditional candle burning wax.  It’s easier to control how much and where you want the wax to go on your envelopes, and once dry, it’s much more flexible than traditional wax, which means your seal is less likely to fracture in the mail.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

we bought our wax on ebay, our stamp on ebay and our glue gun at walmart. THE BEST THING WE HAVE EVER DONE! It was so easy and so gorgeous! We still keep getting compliments and we sent them out 3 weeks ago!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@mrs. lorson do you have pix?

Post # 9
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465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re doing wax seals, too, but we haven’t done them yet, so I don’t have any advice. I’ll check out that other thread!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bobbypins: i had a fail last weekend when i tried, i definitely suggest using a bowl of ice water in between dunks and not putting too much wax on the sheet of paper. i had a client who used a glass baking dish and peeled it from there to affix it where it would need to be.

Post # 12
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1982 posts
Buzzing bee

I second the “fake” stuff, but I want to add be careful if you’re sending these during any hot weather! They could melt!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i bought the fake stuff with a glue gun tooo…. but man oh man my advice is good luck me and Fiance still havent gotten the hang of it yet lol

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Anonymous is that true that they could melt? Do you know what temperature? It gets up to high-80’s in my hometown. I am kindof a stickler for fake (and especially feaux) things, so I was hoping to make authentic wax seals using real wax. I’ve heard that they could crack in the mail, so I was gonna double-envelope it. But melting is a whole new problem that envelopes can’t solve. *worried* Undecided

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