DIY Wax Seal on Wedding Invitations

Wax seals can add such a beautiful detail to your wedding invitations; sometimes, it’s all about the little things! It’s also relatively easy and affordable to do. Wax seals are not new, but is currently a hot trend, and is a great way to add a unique detail to invitations.

Besides you invitations and envelopes, here’s what you’ll need.


  1. Wax seal glue gun or sealing wax spoon ~$2-$13
  2. Wax stamp ~$5
  3. Sealing wax
    1. Wax for glue gun ~$3
    2. Wax for spoon ~$4

Once you’ve gathered your materials you should be ready to go!


  1. Insert a wax stick or bead in your glue gun or spoon. If you’re using a glue gun, make sure it’s plugged in, and if you’re using a spoon, you can use the heat from a candle, for example. You can use a hot glue gun for this; just be careful when possibly mixing glue and the wax.
  2. After warming up the wax (it’ll be more of a liquid), test to see if your wax is ready to use on a piece of scrap paper by squeezing the trigger of the heat gun or pouring the wax out of the spoon. If the wax runs on the paper, you are good to go!
  3. Squeeze or pour the wax on the area you’d like sealed,
  4. Gently press your stamp on the wax. Hint: make sure your stamp is in the right direction.
  5. Leave the stamp in place for a few seconds and remove it gently.

Voila! You should have completed your first wax seal on your invitation. If you have any comments or photos of your own, be sure to post them! My husband and I had so much fun doing this activity together, adding a unique element to our invitations for our wedding.

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