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How to Wax Seal: FAQS, Tips & Tricks and Project Ideas

What do I need to get started with wax sealing?

At a minimum, you will need a wax seal stamp, sealing wax, wax melting spoon and a candle.

 

We also have kits and bundle boxes that contain everything that you need to get started, along with other useful tools and decorative elements you can use in your wax seals.

How do I make a wax seal?

Using Sealing Wax Beads:

• Place 3 to 4 wax beads into the wax melting spoon
• Hold the spoon just above the candle flame and watch as the wax melts. Try not to overheat your wax (bubbling, or lots of smoke) as this may cause your wax to become too runny (which makes it harder to pour a round circle), or the excess heat may cause paper surfaces to buckle. If your wax overheats, remove your spoon from the heat and let the wax cool slightly before continuing. Avoid placing the spoon in the candle flame as this could cause the bottom of the spoon to become sooty and difficult to clean.
• When almost all of the wax has melted, take the spoon off the heat source and allow the residual heat to melt the remainder of the wax. Doing this will minimise the chance of overheating the wax. (Tip: For faster results, use a stirrer to melt the wax more evenly). Once all the wax has melted, slowly pour it onto your desired surface.
• Gently lower the stamp into the wax, wait for 25-30 seconds (or until wax has hardened), then remove the stamp. Enjoy your wax seal!

 

Using Wickless Wax Sticks

• You can either cut small chunks off the wax stick using scissors and melt them in the spoon, or place one end of the stick in the spoon, and hold the other end while the wax melts.
• Hold the spoon just above the candle flame and watch as the wax melts. Try not to overheat your wax (bubbling, or lots of smoke) as this may cause your wax to become too runny (which makes it harder to pour a nice circle), or the excess heat may cause paper surfaces to buckle. If your wax overheats, remove your spoon from the heat and let the wax cool slightly before continuing. Avoid placing the spoon in the candle flame as this could cause the bottom of the spoon to become sooty and difficult to clean.
• When almost all of the wax has melted, take the spoon off the heat source and allow the residual heat to melt the remainder of the wax. Doing this will minimise the chance of overheating the wax. (Tip: For faster results, use a stirrer to melt the wax more evenly). Once all the wax has melted, slowly pour it onto your desired surface.
• Gently lower the stamp into the wax, wait for 25-30 seconds (or until wax has hardened), then remove the stamp. Enjoy your wax seal!

 

How do I clean the spoon? The wax has cooled and hardened!

Simply reheat the wax over your candle flame, and once it's melted, use our wax scooper spoon to scrape out the leftover wax from your wax melting spoon, let the wax cool, pull it off and save it to remelt later. (You can wipe any residue from your wax melting spoon with paper towel or a tissue). Be careful as the wax may still be hot at this point.

 

Can I remelt the wax?

Yes you can as long as there's no paper or foreign objects stuck to it. If you just want to practise creating wax seals, try pouring it onto our non-stick silicone crafting mat. The wax seal will lift right off once it's cooled, and you can simply remelt it. (Otherwise, you can stick the finished wax seal onto something using our double-sided adhesive round stickers).

If there's hardened wax at the bottom of your spoon, you can also add more wax and heat it to melt as per usual.

 

What are some cool wax sealing ideas?

• To make the raised impression stand out, try colouring over it with a metallic paint marker

• For gift wrapping, try creating a wax seal over twine or dried botanical stems

• Try creating pressed flower seals with our semi-transparent wax and dried flower petals

• Try mixing different multi-coloured granules for a swirly, marbled effect

 

Can I order a custom wax seal stamp?

Yes! You can choose to have custom wax stamps made with your own design/ logo. Simply upload your file here and choose whether you would like it in a kit, bundle or just the custom wax seal stamp itself.

 

We also offer a range of semi-custom, monogram wax sealing kits, which are perfect for wedding or personal stationery.

Explore our range of custom & semi custom wax stamps.

Are wax seals biodegradable?

We stock a special range of eco-friendly, biodegradable wax sticks that are made from 100% plant rosins (pine resin tree sap), natural colour pigments, minerals and vegan waxes. Wax from this range is biodegradable and forms traditionally brittle wax seals that satisfyingly snap when you break the seal.

 

The wax from our sealing wax beads, glue gun wax sticks and wickless wax sticks contain a gelling agent (standard industry practice), which is required for the wax to be flexible, but is not biodegradable. This wax is more suitable if your wax-sealed letter/package will be handled, mailed or if you intend on it being part of a keepsake.

Timeless tradition, modern feel

In today's fast-paced, digital age, taking the time to make a card, write a letter or find a new hobby is so meaningful. Our wax seals have graced the invitations of brides-to-be, traveled the world on the backs of envelopes and decorated the pages of journals and gifts. What will you create today?

With a sprinkling of creativity, turn paper goods into treasured keepsakes

WAX SEAL KITS

WAX SEAL STAMPS

CUSTOM WAX SEALs

Our Wax Sealing Kits are easy to use

  • Contains your choice of wax stamp, two coloured wax sticks and melting spoon
  • All you need is a candle
  • Perfect for gifting

Our sealing wax beads, wickless wax sticks and glue gun wax sticks make flexible wax seals that can be mailed in the post

  • Over 35 colours and mixed packs to choose from

Free shipping Australia-wide on orders over $69

  • We also ship internationally to USA, Canada, NZ and other selected countries
  • Gift wrapping available

HOW TO GIFT WRAP WITH A POCKET

How's this for a creative gift wrapping idea? Keep your cards and gift messages attached to your present with our easy gift wrapping tutorial featuring a handy pocket.

View the tutorial

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