These Valentine’s Day wax seal cards are the perfect nostalgic gift for your Valentine this year.
Today I’m taking part in a Valentine’s blog hop, 28 Heartfelt & Handmade DIY Valentines to be exact, put on by my friend Jennifer of Town and Country Living. Be sure to visit all the blogs at the end of this post for more inspiration!
I should have been born in a different era. An era when people sent letters to each other instead of emails and practiced their cursive writing. I love making wax seals for envelopes but once you open the envelope, they break so I came up with this project so you can enjoy the seals forever.
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For the card itself, I’m using an envelope to write on and to keep the seal on so there’s no need to open it.
Here is what you’ll need:
- sealing wax kit (brown carved box)
- wax seal stamp set (small brown box), optional for different seals (more details on these sets below)
- red ink stamp pad
- black in stamp pad (also my favorite brand)
- Valentine stamps (similar)
- postcard stamp or stamp with lines for writing
- kraft and/or white envelopes
The box that says ‘sealing wax’ on it is a complete set that includes three wax colors (silver, gold, red), two tea lights, a metal spoon and a stamp. Online the photo just shows a brown box but I got this beautiful carved wooden box instead! I’m not sure if they all come like that or just randomly.
The sealing wax kit only comes with one stamp and my stamp says ‘Best Wishes’. I love this one with a rose stamp!
The smaller box comes with interchangeable wax stamps and the one I ordered has: Good Luck, Love, My Friend, Thank You, Miss You, For You.
There are many options of stamps there along with initials. There are also so many options for colors of wax seal sticks!
- Stamp the envelopes with your stamp design and writing before you do the wax seal.
- Light the candle and put the spoon over it. Put the wax stick in the spoon and it will start to melt.
3. When the spoon is full of melted wax, pour the wax out onto the envelope in the middle of the flap.
4. Press the stamp into the wax and wait a few seconds before lifting up. Use a spare envelope to practice on.
That’s it! It’s so easy and there’s really not much you can do to mess it up. Even when the wax doesn’t spread out perfectly, it still looks beautiful and natural.
It’s much easier to stamp the envelopes first so when you go to write on them you won’t ruin the seal or have a bump underneath to write over.
I played around with the waxes and mixed some gold in with the red and it turned into a beautiful rose gold.
I hope you have fun making your own Valentine’s Day wax seal cards. Be sure to visit all these other DIY Valentines below!