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DIY Beeswax Wraps

This is probably my favourite idea of all! It turned out so great and it was really easy!

Are you concerned about using plastic to store your food? Do you want to reduce the garbage you send to the landfill? These are for you! Reusable beeswax wraps. The see me make them, check out my a Facebook page, but it is quite simple:

  1. Cut prewashed 100% fabric to size. Using pinking shears will make your wraps look prettier, but it’s not essential, they won’t fray since they will be covered in wax.
  2. Cover your ironing board with parchment paper to protect it and sprinkle your beeswax on your fabric.

3. Put an other piece of parchment paper on it and iron until the beeswax melts.

4. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and iron some more just to spread it more evenly and straighten your fabric. I did that and my iron didn’t end up covered in beeswax. I think it’s too hot for the beeswax to stick to it.

5. Take the other piece of parchment paper off and hold your fabric up to let it dry. This will take less than a minute.

7, Wrap your food. The heat of your hands will help you mold the wrap.

Anytime you need to clean your wraps, use cool water. You don’t need dish soap, beeswax is antibacterial. If your wraps get greasy for some reason, you can use a bit of dish soap.

Enjoy and find more great gift ideas here.



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