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:

-an oven

-a cookie sheet (one preferably reserved for crafts, or this purpose)

-parchment paper

-scissors (I like to use pinking shears)

-a hunk of beeswax

-a grater

-paintbrush

-100% cotton fabric

Preheat oven to 195 degrees f. ┬áCut 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!

 

 


 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap”

  1. What a great tutorial! Thank you! I’ve always wanted to buy beeswraps but was put off by the price. But I certainly have plenty of cotton fabric and beeswax lying around, so I’ll be sure to try this out.

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