Last month, I purchased my first wax seal set. I blogged about that here.
Here’s a condensed CliffsNotes version of that post – the seal itself worked great, but I was bummed that the wick didn’t light again after it was extinguished.
The wax had a use it all or lose it all type of lifespan. Because of that waste of wax, I decided I wanted to try using a melting spoon version of wax sealing.
So, I purchased a set on Amazon. The set came with a melting spoon, 2 tea candles, and an assortment of small star shaped wax in a variety of colors.
The wax seal spoon version worked way better for me, it was way easier to control the wax and I didn’t have to rely on a wick that wouldn’t light again.
Please note, the wax seal stamp did not come with the melting spoon set. I bought the Merry Christmas wax seal stamp from Hobby Lobby.
Then, I wrapped the baker’s twine two times around the box, taping the other end of the twine to the back of the box as well.
After lighting the candle and putting the wax seal stamp together, I placed 3 shimmery red wax stars into the melting spoon, and placed the spoon above the flame (leaving a 1 inch space).
The wax was completely melted after 1.5 minutes.
With the spoon in hand, I slowly poured the wax onto the middle of the baker’s twine.
Immediatlely after I poured the wax, I applied the wax seal stamp, leaving it on for a good 2 minutes. Just an FYI, the seal will come off easily. If there’s some difficulty, it means the wax isn’t cool enough just yet.
Then I took my green Finnabair mica powder by Prima Marketing, placed a bit of it on my finger and applied it onto the wax seal (this gives it a sparkly shine).
I added a bit more decor to the gift by hot gluing some faux pine needles and berries (I cut the berries from a berry branch).
Wrapping Paper, Gift Tags, and Baker’s Twine
Wax Seal Kit, and Wax Seal Stamp (similar), and Mica Powder
Brush Pen and Glues