Custom Wax Seal Stamp Tutorial

The crowning touch on my tiny little bottles of limoncello was the custom wax seal with my logo.

When I came up with the idea, I initially looked into having a custom wax seal stamp made, and I found places that would do it for me.  But it would cost about $100.  I didn't want one that much.  So I decided to see if I could make one myself.

I took some FIMO dough I already had in the house, and rolled it into a cylinder roughly the diameter I wanted the wax seals to be.  Then I tapped it on my kitchen counter a couple times to create a nice round, flat surface.  A little carving with a sharp toothpick, and a bake in the oven and it was done!

I used the technique from my durable faux wax seal tutorial (pictured above--that's not the stamp I made) to make my "wax" seals for the limoncello bottles.  My homemade stamp did tend to stick a bit more than machined metal ones, but as long as I kept my seal slightly damp (just dabbed with a damp cloth) it worked perfectly stamping Sculpey dough wax seals.

Note:  I also tried using my homemade stamp on the hot wax I used to seal the bottles, and that did NOT work.  Big waxy mess.  Ruined my stamp and had to re-make it.

Now I want to make tons of different wax seal stamps!  I'm guessing I could use anything from my rubber stamp collection to make my own wax seal stamps for any occasion.  I can't wait to try!