Half of the gift is the presentation. I love creative gift wrapping ideas. This year we’re gift wrapping with wax seals to make our gifts & cards extra special!
Have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done yet? We’re almost finished and I’ve started wrapping gifts here and there. I’ve always enjoyed wrapping presents and each year I like to do a little some thing different to make it fun. I don’t always have time to put a lot of attention into my wrapping but when I do I think it makes the gift a little extra special.
This year I finally got around to trying something that I’ve wanted to do for quite a while. For a few of my gifts and cards I used wax seals. I tried it using a couple of different methods. My favorite method is using wax beads and a heating spoon. You can typically find them as a set at most craft stores. I purchased this set and really love it!
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You start my melting the wax over a candle. The wax does get pretty hot so this wouldn’t be a good project for little ones. It only takes a minute or so to melt and then you’re ready to pour the wax onto your card seams or onto the ribbon or strings on your gift boxes. Wait just a couple of seconds and then press your stamp firmly onto the wax and lift straight up. Don’t wait too long before lifting. The wax sets very quickly and your stamp can get a bit stuck. I know from experience.
I loved this Merry Christmas stamp that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I was unable to find it online, however I did find some similar ones here and here. It’s simple and perfect for those holiday cards you might be sending out.
These seals work great on gift boxes using twine or a smooth ribbon. I added a sprig of fresh greenery to a few of my gifts as well. The natural greenery paired with the subtle brown paper is a classic look and the wax firmly holds everything together.
The presentation of a gift is a big part of the gift giving, or so I believe. If you start early you have a little more time to spend on those extra details. If you enjoy gift wrapping like I do you know that it can be quite fun. It’s part of the season that I really look forward to each year. You can find some of my favorite gift wrapping ideas from previous years here. Merry Christmas, friends and happy wrapping!