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Wax Seals Making Guide

Learn how to create stunning wax seals with our comprehensive wax seal making guide. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, our step-by-step guide covers everything from choosing the right wax to creating intricate designs. Discover tips and techniques for melting wax, using seals and stamps, and achieving perfect impressions. Elevate your correspondence with personalized wax seals - explore our guide today!


Materials Needed:

  • Sealing wax sticks or beads.
  • Wax melting spoon or melting tool.
  • Candle or heat source.
  • Seal stamp or wax seal stamp.
  • Envelopes, paper to seal or heat resistant surface (e.g. silicone mats).


  1. Prepare Your Workspace:

    • Choose a clean, flat, and heat-resistant surface.
    • Have all your materials within reach.
  2. Choose Your Wax:

    • Decide if you want to use sealing wax sticks or beads.
    • Sealing wax sticks are often used with a sealing wax gun or melted directly on a spoon over a candle flame. 
    • Sealing wax beads can be melted directly on a spoon or in a melting tool.
  3. Melt the Wax:

    • If using sealing wax sticks:
      • Light the candle and hold the sealing wax stick over the flame.
      • Hold it at a slight angle to prevent drips onto the flame.
      • Allow the wax to drip onto the desired area until you have a pool of wax.
    • If using sealing wax beads:
      • Pour a small amount of beads into the melting spoon or tool.
      • Hold the spoon over the candle flame or use a dedicated wax melting tool to melt the beads.
  4. Drip the Wax:

    • Once the wax is melted, carefully drip it onto the area you want to seal.
    • Aim for a circle or blob of wax about the size of your seal stamp.
  5. Stamp Your Seal:

    • Quickly press your seal stamp into the hot wax before it cools.
    • Hold the stamp firmly in place for a few seconds to ensure a clear impression.
    • For best results, press down evenly and avoid rocking the stamp.
  6. Let it Set:

    • Allow the wax to cool and harden for a moment.
    • Avoid touching the seal until the wax has completely solidified.
  7. Inspect and Repeat:

    • Check the seal to ensure it's clear and legible.
    • If needed, you can gently reheat the wax and try again.
  8. Cleanup:

    • Clean your seal stamp with a soft, dry cloth after each use.
    • Any excess wax can be carefully scraped off the surface.


  • Practice on scrap paper or envelopes before sealing important documents.
  • Experiment with different colors and types of wax for unique effects.
  • Keep a steady hand when pressing the seal stamp to create a clear impression.
  • Allow the seal to cool completely before handling to avoid smudging.

By following these steps, you can create elegant and personalized wax seals to add a touch of charm to your letters, invitations, and more.

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