Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
We love reusable beeswax food wraps around here. They’re the perfect plastic-free way to tote your pb & j to work, preschool, or playgroups. And, it turns out, it’s pretty easy to make a simple beeswax-only version, too.
To make your own, you’ll need:
-a cookie sheet (one preferably reserved for crafts, or this purpose)
-scissors (I like to use pinking shears)
-a hunk of beeswax
-100% cotton fabric
Preheat oven to 195 degrees f. Cut your fabric to desired sizes (we use our 12″x 12″ and 9″x 9″ wraps the most). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place single piece of fabric on top. Grate beeswax and distribute evenly on top of fabric.
Place cookie sheet in oven and set timer for 6 minutes. When timer goes off, check to see if all beeswax is melted (if not, give it another 1-2 min). Remove from oven and use paintbrush to distribute beeswax evenly across fabric (fabric may look lighter in areas that are not adequately coated). Peel fabric from parchment before completely dry, and lay elsewhere to dry. It should be ready to use in minutes! (Note to self: turn off oven)
You can hand-wash or rinse your wraps after each use. Ours have lasted us for over 6 months already!