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This super simple and very pretty DIY elevates any envelope, whether you’re sending holiday wishes, thank yous, or an extra-special love letter.

  • Enclose your card in an envelope, and seal.

  • Using a hot glue gun, squeeze a dime-sized blob of glue where you want the seal
    to be (the glue will expand, so less is usually more).

  • Using tweezers, carefully pick up a tiny dried flower (like those used for nail art,
    available online, or dry them yourself using a flower press or heavy books and
    newspaper) and center it on the hot glue puddle.

  • Gently place a blank brass wax seal (we used round and square) on top of the
    flower. No need to press; the seal will stand up straight in place. Let it sit for 20 to 30 seconds, or until it’s easy to remove.

Pro tip: Adding a wax seal means your letter needs extra postage, so check usps.com for current “nonmachinable mailpiece” rates. I just stick two postage stamps on the envelope to make sure it gets there. –Margaret Haas, @paperpastries

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