Some people loathe it, whilst for others it’s the best time of the year: Christmas! And part of Christmas is sending Christmas cards to everyone you care about. If that’s a long list, you can expect tired hands and inky fingers. So in order to maintain the (Christmas) mood, we have come up with an fun DIY craft project. A Christmas card with a beautiful flower and seal as the finishing touch.
On the mantelpiece
A seal on your envelope looks incredibly chic. And with an extra floral detail you will definitely earn a place of honour on your grandmother’s mantelpiece. It’s not difficult either, so get to work.
You will need
- Sealing wax
- Seal stamp (perhaps with a botanical detail or your initial)
- Glue gun or a spoon and candle to melt the wax
A beautiful flower of your choice; we chose a rose
How to make it
Make sure that the envelope is ready and addressed, because it’s no fun writing on an envelope decorated with a seal. Heat the wax with a glue gun or using the classic ‘spoon over a flame’ method. Pour some of the molten wax onto the paper and place the flower’s stem in it. Note: choose a flower with a stem which is not too thick, otherwise the seal will not enclose the stem. Then take the stamp and press it into the wax. When it has hardened after a couple of seconds, remove the seal stamp.
Please share the end result with us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat. We’d love to see your version!