DIY wax seal stamps can be made with sentimental or heirloom items you have kept from a special occasion, or those handed down from loved ones.
While watching Outlander on TV, I noticed they were using sealing wax to send a note, and it brought me back. I remember my older sister had one of these stamps, and as a young girl, I was in awe.
Though most of us don’t write letters much anymore, it occurred to me that this craft still has a place for our holiday cards or special thank you letters. Wouldn’t it make a nice gift for someone? A wedding shower or house warming gift? And, while we’re at it, why not make one? You could use an antique button from grandma, or something beautiful that you found in a vintage store.
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The process is simple. Use buttons that you already have, or ones that you’ve acquired, old and new. Attach them with hot glue to a wine cork. Maybe that same cork came from a celebratory bottle of wine that you’ve kept as a memento of a special occasion.
A little less personal, but still just as fun, are these mini wooden candlestick holders which just happen to be the perfect size for these buttons. I used Rub ‘n Buff® to enhance them, but you could paint or stain them any way you like.
It’s another oldie but goodie, but also one that you can really get creative with, and tie in some nostalgia and a warm personal touch.
DIY Wax Seal Stamps
Wrap one up with a couple of wax sticks to top a gift. Pop one in a stocking, or give it just as is to someone special in your life.