I have always wanted a reusable beeswax wrap, but as many other DIY projects I found it quite intimidating. However, I have now tried it and found it to be so quick, easy and very cost effective, especially a great way to start your zero waste journey. You can make them in all shapes and sizes and best of all they make for great gifts.
All that you will need for this is a piece of scrap 100% Cotton material, Beeswax, Old towel that you don't mind getting wax on, parchment paper (baking paper) and your iron.
How to make your own beeswax wraps.
1. Add an old towel as a base to iron the wrap on. This is to protect your table from the heat of the iron and any wax spills.
2. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of a towel, it's very important that this is larger than the fabric you will use, so it can catch any wax spills, and avoid any wax to go onto the iron.
3. Add your piece of fabric.
4. Add about 1 tablespoon of beeswax (depending on the size of your fabic) onto the fabric scrap, make sure it's evenly spread on the fabric scrap but it's not too far out on the edges. The yellow beeswax does colour the material a little so if you prefer having a white wrap I would suggest you use white beeswax pellets.
5. Cover everything with another large sheet of parchment paper.
6. With no added water into the iron, iron it until you notice the wax is melting, this will only take a few seconds!
7. Once the wax has been evenly ironed out, gently peel the parchment paper off, followed by the scrap: careful it may be hot! You can wait a few seconds so it cools off. If it's a cold day the wax does set quicker.
8. Let the wrap air dry for a few minutes, and then scrunch it up into a ball before sticking it onto your bowl of leftovers, this will help it stick better.
9. Trim the edges of nicely and you are ready to start using your beeswax wraps.
💦 Only wash by hand with cold water! Use it to wrap leftover food or DIY ingredients
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