Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Wax Seals w/ Jacquelyn

Happy hump day/Wedding Wednesday folks! Today I have a treat for you guys because this girl has been around this link up for a while now, so you may recognize her. If you don't then please go send her some love, she's such a sweet person with an awesome new Etsy shop that's great for baby slippers that are homemade!! This DIY she is sharing is so neat and sounds easy enough for even me! Now I'll let her take it away...


Hey guys! I'm so honored to be guest posting for the very first time on Nikki's blog. You might recognize me if you've been linking up on Wedding Wednesday for a while.. I'm Jacquelyn and I blog over at Lowcountry Mama, where I write about life in Charleston with my husband and baby girl. In addition to the title of mama, I also recently started an Etsy shop called Artsibaby, where I sell handmade baby slippers. I share a lot of sewing DIYs on the blog but I'm finally here with a DIY that doesn't require a sewing machine, which I know will make non-sewers happy =)

DIY Wax Seals for Wedding Invitations | The Lowcountry Mama

A little over a year ago I was getting ready to send out our wedding invitations. I designed them myself, had them printed and addressed them on my own too. When it came time to assemble them I knew I wanted to include a wax seal, so I bought a wax seal kit at Hobby Lobby. It turned out to be time-consuming, messy, and really hard to get the seal just right. I was sitting at the table with a candle, dripping wax on my invites drop by drop like it was the 1700's.. not fun.
I came up with a new idea that was SO much easier and cheaper. 

Here's what you'll need:
• A glue gun 
• Metallic glue sticks (I got mine at Walmart for like $5) 
• A metal wax seal stamp (I bought mine at the local art supply store.. I also just checked and there's some on Etsy)
  1. Decide where you want to put your seal. I did mine on the paper enclosure that held all of my materials together.
DIY Wax Seals for Wedding Invitations | The Lowcountry Mama

2. Put the glue stick in your glue gun just like you would normally. Wait for it to heat up and glue a dot about the size of a quarter.

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3. Put the stamp down right away, carefully, and keep it there for about 30 seconds. During this time I think I was addressing the envelope- I had an assembly line going.

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4. Carefully pry off the stamp by rolling it off, don't pull it. All done!

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Hope this helps some other DIYers out there to get a professional look without spending a ton of money. I literally did everything decor-wise for my wedding by myself (with the help of family!).. I even wanted to grow and assemble my own flowers. And bake my own cake. But no one let me do that, thankfully haha.
Looking forward to meeting some of you =)


Ok guys, this is seriously the easiest sounding DIY like I could possibly do this!! This would have been awesome to do for my save-the-dates, but I may do these for thank you notes because this is such a fun little personalization!


Now it is your turn! We would love to have you link-up with your wedding tales, planning adventures and day-of memories.


As always, we would love to have you linking up with us and sharing your wedding inspiration, stories and photos of your own! Just please remember to link back to either mine or Macy's blog in order to keep the Wedding Wednesday fun going around.


  1. This is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it, Jacquelyn!

  2. This is such a beautiful touch!! I love how elegant it looks! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. How pretty are those wax seals? Such a gorgeous touch for a lasting first impression <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. Thank you all! And thank you again Nikki for having me guest post =)

  5. This is so fun! I love the idea of wax seals, it makes them feel so royal!

  6. This is a cute idea! I've never even heard of a wax seal before but I love it!

  7. What a fantastic idea!! These are so fun!

  8. Ok seriously how cool is that?!! And such a smart little wax seal hack!! Jacquelyn is such a sweet lady, too! Glad to see her on here :)