How to Use Crayons in Glue Guns for Wax Seals

Letter writing is becoming a lost art. So why not bring it back with a little flair? Use crayons and a glue gun to make an old fashioned wax seal for your letters.

Use crayons in a glue gun for an old fashioned wax seal.
(Susie Delaney)

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  • Small glue gun
  • Crayons
  • Envelopes
Use crayons and a hot glue gun to create a wax seal.
Susie Delaney

Peel the paper wrapping off the crayon. Prep all the crayons you think you are going to need.

Peel the paper wrapper off the crayon.
Susie Delaney

Use a new glue gun for this project that is dedicated strictly for crayons. A $5 one from your local craft store will work great but once you have used it for crayons it can't be used for hot glue.

Carefully start to seed the crayon into the glue gun. You will need to feed it in by hand with a little assistance with the trigger. Plug in the glue gun. You will know it is ready when the crayon starts to leak out on its own.

Note: This can get messy so put down some newspaper to keep splatters at a minimum.

Carefully feed the crayon into the glue gun.
Susie Delaney

Carefully aim the gun over the back of the envelope you want to seal. For this project, an orange crayon was fed into the glue gun after a red one to achieve a swirl affect.

Let dry and harden before touching.

Two different crayons give a swirl effect
Susie Delaney
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