How to Make a Wax Seal

Add an elegant touch to your letters

In the age of digital communication, the art of crafting a wax seal offers a nostalgic return to an era where letters were meticulously composed and sealed with elegance. Creating your own wax seal is a personal and rewarding endeavor that adds a touch of timeless charm to your correspondence. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a wax seal.

Required Material:

  • Wax Seal Stam
    • Select a seal stamp that reflects your personality or the occasion. These can range from monograms and crests to intricate designs. You can make your own custom wax stamp here.


  • Sealing Wax Sticks or Wax Beads
    • Choose high-quality sealing wax sticks or wax beads, available in various colors. Traditional red and gold are popular choices, but feel free to express your creativity with different hues.



  • Heat Source
    • If you chose to use a Wax Spoon, you will need a heat source to melt your wax. We recommend using a candle to slowly melt the wax. 


  • Non-Stick surface
    • A silicone mat or parchment paper will prevent the wax from sticking to surfaces. This will ensure you have a perfect detailed wax seal. 

Let's get started

Step 1: Set Up Your Workspace

Choose a clean, well-ventilated area and lay out all your materials. Ensure you have a stable surface to work on and that your seal stamp is within reach.

Step 2: Prepare the Wax

Break off a section of the sealing wax stick and place it into the spoon. Hold the spoon over the flame, allowing the wax to melt. Be cautious not to overheat the wax, as this can lead to a messy impression.

Step 3: Drip the Wax Onto Your Surface

Hold the spoon slightly above the area where you want the seal. Allow the melted wax to drip, creating a pool. Control the size of the pool based on the design and size of your seal stamp.


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Step 4: Impress with Your Seal Stamp

Before the wax cools and hardens, carefully press your seal stamp into the center of the wax pool. Apply even pressure for a few seconds to ensure a clear and detailed impression.

Step 5: Let It Set

Allow the wax to cool and harden naturally. Avoid blowing on it, as this can create uneven surfaces. The cooling process should only take a minute or two.

Step 6: Admire Your Handiwork

Once the wax has fully set, marvel at your personalized wax seal. Each impression is unique, adding a distinctive and authentic touch to your letters, invitations, or any special documents.


Creating a wax seal is not only a practical skill but an art form that connects us to a rich history of correspondence.

Whether you’re sending heartfelt letters or invitations, your wax seal will undoubtedly become a cherished mark of your unique expression.

The tactile experience of breaking a seal becomes a moment of anticipation for the recipient, transforming the act of opening an envelope and leaving a lasting impression that transcends the digital age.

Each custom seal you create is not just an embellishment; it’s a unique piece of yourself, differentiating your communication and creating a tangible symbol of the care and thoughtfulness that you included into your message. 

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Frequent Questions:

While mixing wax colors is possible, it may affect the quality of your seals. For optimal results, consider using single-color wax sticks.

You can make 8-10 2.5cm seals with each sealing wax stick. A packs of 6 sticks would allow you to create 50-60  seals.

Burning on the bottom of your sealing wax spoon from an open flame is normal. Wipe it with a paper towel once cooled. We recommend cleaning with every use.

Pour some sealing wax and make a wax seal to remove any leftover wax. If that doesn’t work, use a toothpick to pluck the wax. Avoid using a metal object to prevent scratching the stamp.

You can make 8-10 2.5cm seals with each sealing wax stick. A packs of 6 sticks would allow you to create 50-60  seals.

Dripping occurs when your sealing wax is overheated. Unplug the gun, continue making seals as the wax cools, and replug when the trigger becomes difficult to squeeze.

Bubbling indicates that your wax is overheated. Unplug the sealing wax gun and continue working until it cools. Replug when the trigger becomes difficult to squeeze.

While sealing wax has a different composition than candle wax, your wax stamp will still leave an impression. However, candle wax tends to crumble and break easily.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read our guide. 
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