A few years ago, my mother in law gave me a "wax seal kit" for Christmas. She knows how much I love stationary, and everything that goes along with it. :-) I love the the looks of a beautiful wax sealed letter (when I use it, I feel like I am living back in the day when letters were written on scrolls and then sealed with a nice blob of hot wax ha) I actually wax sealed my Christmas letters with an initialed J and it was the perfect last touch!
So I thought it would be so fun (since one of my MOST FAVORITE holidays is coming up...Valentine's Day!) to make special little Valentines with a "heart"felt wax seal! (this project uses matches and fire, so adult supervision is a must!) What you need:
-Crayons (I used pink and red)
-Sharp object to dig in small spaces (I used the end of a mechanical pencil w/out the lead)
-Few small pieces of paper (this is the canvas of your wax seal)
First, take the paper off of the crayon. (for obvious reasons)
Directly over one of your pieces of paper, take a match and melt your crayon so that about five or six drops of wax fall onto your canvas.
This is what it looks like...I love the marble texture of it! Then, let it dry (takes only a few seconds)...
And start sketching your little heart design...for the red I simply did dots in the shape of a heart.
With the pink ones, I carefully (don't be to rough or your seal with crack) dug out a hallow heart
Then I wrote a little "happy Valentine's Day" message...
poked a hole in the corner, added a ribbon and now I can tie it onto a little V-Day treat :-)