Hogwarts Acceptance Letter W/ Wax Seal

Introduction: Hogwarts Acceptance Letter W/ Wax Seal

About: I love woodworking and making fun stuff on the lathe, I really enjoy making stuff and posting it on this website, and I love the Hobbit

Ever wondered how to make a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter? Well, here's how! Follow this easy step-by-step instructable and you'll be off to Hogwarts in no time!

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will need the following:
2 sheet trays
a hot glue gun
salt dough or sculpey clay
red paint
vegetable oil
an envelope
1 sheet of copy paper
cold tea
paper towel
an ice pack
wax paper (parchment paper works to!)

Step 2: Stain Your Paper

Pour your cold tea into one of the sheet pans and then line the other sheet pan with paper towel.
Take your sheet of copy paper and your envelope and let them soak in the tea for 2 minutes.
Take them out of the cold tea and put them on the paper towel. Let them dry until they are crispy.

Step 3: Trim Your Envelope.

This is optional but if you really want it to look like the one in the movie, you can trim the flap of the envelope. Look at my picture or find one on the internet to see what it looks like.

Step 4: Print Out the Letter!

I'm selling these with the wooden wands I make so I couldn't use the copy of the real one from the movie because it has copyrights. So I typed my own version out but you are more than welcome to use a different copy online. Just print it out on the sheet of copy paper that you stained with the tea.

Step 5: Make Your Wax Seal Stamp

This is a little tricky. Your going to want to roll your clay or salt dough into a short cylinder. 
Now make one of the ends very flat. 
Bake it at 170 degrees and stand it up so the flat side is on the bottom. Before it gets totally hard take it out and carve in with your toothpick whatever symbol you desire. But remember to carve it in deep (about a quarter of a centimeter).
Now let it bake the rest of the way on its side.

Step 6: Stamp Your Seal!

Lay the wax paper on top of the ice pack. Squirt a big thick circle of hot glue on top of the wax paper (Make sure that the glue is placed on top of the ice pack).
Dip your stamp in the oil so that the etched in side is coated.
Stamp it on the glue and hold in place until the glue is dry and hard.
Slowly lift up the stamper and peel the glue off the wax paper.

Step 7: Paint Your Seal.

I chose a dark red to paint my seal but you can use whatever color you want.
Leave to dry for a while and handle the finished seal VERY carefully because the paint chips real easily.

Step 8: Glue on Your Seal.

This is the last step.
I did not want to glue my seal on completely so when someone opens it, the envelope doesn't get ripped open and destroyed.
So I glued on half.
So what you want to do now is to glue the bottom half of the seal to the front of the envelope. So then you can just tuck the envelope's flap under the seal!

Put your letter in the envelope and VOILA! You now have your very own Hogwarts Acceptance Letter!!!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    What i did was melt wax onto the lid of a bottle (ot has to be fairly big, and i used candle wax (red or whatever colour you want) for the seal. But for the stamp o just put the wax on a lid, waited for it to be sofot but almosy dry, and then used a normal ballpoint pen to carv the stamp in. Works like a charm, and you cam always just remelt the wax to make a new stamp!


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know. If I do I wouldn't know where to find it. No I guess not.


    5 years ago

    Will playdoh work for the clay?


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    no it won't. don't try it or the penguins will watch. Don't upset those blasted things!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! What font is that on the letter?


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    The font is free online. It is called "Think of a slightly more acute thing to say and I might actually show you how to eat a bowl of leafy greens and/or pasta salad" you can download it here: http://rhettandlick.com

    That looks wonderful! Nicely done! Are you going to share how you make your wands :D


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I just made an instructable showing how I make the wands I sell! :)


    7 years ago

    Your are freaking awsome!!!!!!!!!