Have you seen yesterday’s post featuring Gramr’s beautiful cards? If not, hop to it! Then you should mosey on over to their website and pick up their teal or white—you know you really want both—envelope sealing wax.
This super simple wax sealing process—you could say it’s easy as one, two, three—is going to up your stationery game so much and give you a lot of Paper Source-esq street cred.
While I made my wax seals outside for the sake of this photoshoot, I would advise doing them inside or away from the wind. It was a hilarious sight to watch me and my photographer, Lisa, get about half the amount of wax we’d need before we realized the wax we already dripped on the envelope was dry.
Once you’ve secured a lighter and a wind-free environment, light the wick of the wax.
Once the wax is lighted, it does not take a long time for it to start dripping, so have the sealed envelope you want to wax nearby. Drip the wax until there is about a quarter size amount on the envelope.
Then, dip the wax press—I used Gramr’s awesome ‘thx’ one—in olive oil and wipe off excess. This prevents the wax press and wax from sticking to each other.
Finally, press the wax press into the quarter size amount of wax you have accumulated and hold for 10-15 seconds.
Lift the wax press straight up, and let the wax dry for about 30 seconds. Tada!—you’ve made the perfect wax seal, perfect for any letter or thank-you card. Talk about large impact for little effort!
Thank you to Gramr Gratitude Co. for sponsoring this post. To get a head start and join me on this 2015 New Year’s Resolution to write one thank-you card a week, be sure to use the code cb50 for 50% off your first month of a subscription.