Do you know a Harry Potter fan? We recently celebrated my son’s seventh birthday with a Harry Potter Party. When we sent out our invitations to our guests, I add a Hogwarts Wax Envelope Seal for a fun detail to the envelopes. Although I had learned everything I needed to know about wax seals from my favorite period movies, I had never actually used one. I found the traditional method of melting wax a little messy, so when I saw that I could get wax glue sticks for my hot glue gun with virtually the same results; I knew I wanted to give it a try.
Let’s get started!
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No Mess Hogwarts Wax Seal
What you will need: (affiliate links)
Sizzix Big Shot & Envelope Die (or any ready made envelopes)
Mini Hot Glue Gun
Wax Glue Sticks
Hogwarts Wax Stamp
Using the Sizzix Big Shot, two Cutting Pads and Envelope Die; create a Sizzix Sandwich. The sandwich for the envelope die is as follows: Cutting Pad, Die, Paper and a second cutting pad.
Pass it through the Machine.
Fold the envelope on the score lines.
Turn on Hot Glue Gun and add Wax Glue Sticks. Apply about an inch in diameter of hot glue on the back flaps of the envelope.
Press the Hogwarts Wax Seal Stamp firmly on the wax and hold for about 15 seconds. Remove the stamp and you’re all set! Wasn’t that a cinch? And best of all NO MESS!
Add a few envelopes and traditional wax sticks on a table for fun party table decor! You can even add them to packages via Owl Post!
Looking for more Hogwarts ideas? Be sure to check out all the fun details from our Harry Potter party!
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