‘Tis the season for creative gift wrap. Once you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, make sure you wrap it so nicely everyone will want to save the paper. Personal touches and unique flair make your presents stand out beneath the Christmas tree. You can achieve both with wax seals and stamps. With all the different sealing wax colors, stamp designs, and creative ways to wrap, you’ll never run out of ideas to make each present unique. Ready to get started? Check out these ways to use wax seals on your Christmas gift wrap this year.
The Traditional Seal
Does that brown paper package tied up with string need a little something to hold it together? Wax seals are a great addition to any traditional gift wrap. Instead of fiddling with tape, place your stamp over the edge of the wrapping paper to keep it secure. Of course, your wax seal doesn’t have to replace the other gorgeous pieces of your wrapping. If you want to incorporate ribbon or twine, simply tie it around your package and seal it in place with the wax. You can even experiment with embellishments on your gifts. Wax seals are a great way to attach a holly branch or any other seasonal sprig to your gift to give it that extra boost of holiday cheer.
Add a Tag or Charm
You can’t wrap every present with wrapping paper. Sometimes, all you need is an elegant tag or charm. That doesn’t mean you should set your sealing wax aside, though. One of the most creative ways to use wax seals on your Christmas gift wrap is to turn those seals into gorgeous gift tags. Simply melt the wax and stamp your seal on a piece of parchment paper like normal. Let the seal dry completely before carefully peeling it from the paper. You can then use a toothpick or other thin object to create a hole in the seal. Feed your thread through the hole and tie it wherever you want on your gift. You can use any stamp you want for this, but a personal stamp with your initials or a holiday greeting will make it even more appealing.