Wax Seal DIY Ideas: Creative Ways to Add Embellishments

Have you ever received a wedding invitation or letter with a beautiful wax seal that made you feel like you were holding something special? Wax seals have been used for centuries to add elegance and charm to correspondence.

Did you know you can take your wax seals to the next level by adding embellishments? Wax seal embellishments are an excellent way to enhance the look and feel of your wax seals, giving them a personalized touch that reflects your personality and style.

These embellishments come in different materials, such as gold leaf, glitter, dried flowers, petals, seeds, baby wreaths, and gems. With creativity and simple steps, you can create beautiful, unique wax seals that elevate your wax seals to the next level.

In this blog post, we will explore the art of creating unique wax seals to make your wedding invitations, wedding place cards, letter seals, or other paper stationery.

Collage of wax seals with various embellishmentsVarious Embellishments: Dried Petals, Gold Leaf and Dried Flowers

What You Need to Get Started

You will need a wax seal stamp, sealing wax, for tools you can either use a sealing wax gun (wax sticks) or wax stove with a melting spoon and candle (wax beads), a silicone mat or a non-stick surface to work on, and your choice of embellishments. There are countless options for embellishments; you can use a single embellishment or combine multiple to create a unique look.

Classic and Grand

Adding decorative gold leaf is a great way to add a touch of luxury and grandeur to your wax seal design. Gold leaf is a delicate and intricate material made by hammering gold into very thin sheets, which are then applied to the surface of the wax seal.

The shimmering and reflective effect of the gold leaf creates a dazzling and luxurious look that is perfect for formal events such as weddings or special occasions. You can choose from metallic shades, including yellow gold, rose gold, and silver, to complement your wax seal design and create an elegant and sophisticated look.

Shimmer and Glitter

If you're looking for a fun and whimsical vibe, adding glitter to your wax seals can create a dazzling and playful effect. Glitter comes in various colors, shapes, and sizes, making it easy to match any mood or occasion.

Whether you're looking to create an attention-grabbing invitation or add some pizzazz to your correspondence, glitter can add a touch of magic and sparkle to your wax seals.

Floral Beauty

Dried flowers and petals can transform the look and feel of your wax seals, bringing a touch of nature and beauty to your wax seal designs. With a wide variety of colors, shapes, and textures to choose from, dried flowers offer endless possibilities for creating unique and stunning wax seals.

You can combine different types of dried flowers and petals to create an arrangement that perfectly expresses your style and personality.

Nature Bliss

Adding tiny dried seeds to your wax seals can create a more organic and earthy look. These small and delicate seeds can add a touch of texture and depth to your designs, creating a more natural and rustic aesthetic.

Alternatively, you could choose small leaves or greenery to create a charming and whimsical feel that is perfect for outdoor or country-themed events.

Aromatic Fragrance

Fragrant dried lavender is a timeless and classic choice for adding color and scent to your wax seals. This purple-hued flower is elegant and graceful, adding a touch of charm and sophistication to any design.

You can use lavender on its own or combine it with other dried flowers and petals to create a beautiful and fragrant arrangement.

White wax seals with lavender embellishmentStella Wreath Wax Seals with Lavender 

Cozy Winter

Incorporating holly leaves, pine branches, or berries into your wax seals for winter-themed occasions can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. These elements can add a touch of warmth and charm to your designs, creating a sense of nostalgia and comfort.

You can experiment with different combinations of winter elements to create a unique and stunning look that captures the season's essence.

Bling and Shine

Finally, adding tiny gems or pearls to your wax seals can create a glamorous and eye-catching effect. These precious and delicate embellishments can add a touch of luxury and elegance to your wax seal designs, making them stand out and leave a lasting impression on your recipients.

Whether you choose a single gem or a cluster of pearls, these additions can create a beautiful and unforgettable wax seal.

Follow These Steps to Create Your Embellished Wax Seal

1. Melt your sealing wax stick using a wax gun or sealing wax beads with a wax melting spoon and a candle

2. Pour the melted sealing wax onto your project surface

3. Quickly place the embellishments on the sealing wax. You can experiment with different arrangements to create unique designs

4. Press your wax seal stamp steadily and firmly into the warm wax. This will create a beautiful impression with the embellishments embedded in the sealing wax

5. Allow the sealing wax to cool

For a detailed, DIY wax sealing step-by-step guide, check out our blog "Wax Seal Making Beginner's Guide - Everything You Need To Know" on our website.

Lasting Impression

There are various ways to enhance the look of your wax seals and make them more visually appealing. Depending on your style, you can choose from a wide range of embellishments that cater to your preferences. Whether you prefer a vintage, romantic or contemporary vibe, plenty of options are available to you.

You can start by selecting a custom wax seal stamp or pre-designed wax seal stamp to create a unique, personalized look that reflects your style. You can add sparkle to your wax seals by incorporating glitter or metallic accents for an eye-catching and glamorous effect.

Vellum wax seals with dried flowr petalsVellum Wax Seals with Dried Hydrangeas

Alternatively, you can opt for nature-inspired elements such as flowers or leaves to give your wax seals a rustic feel and add a natural and earthy touch. Moreover, you can try out different sealing wax colors and textures to create a unique look.

The enjoyable part about adding decorative elements to your wax seals is that you can be creative and experiment with different designs until you achieve a look you love. Whether making wax seals for a special occasion or just for fun, this is a great way to make them more personal and appealing.

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post and giving you ideas and inspiration. For more crafting and wax sealing tips, please follow us on Instagram and Pinterest @OlivePaperieCo.


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