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
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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