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.  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!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Weekend Wraps Giveaway!

[amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X]  is officially out and I think that it’s time to give away a free copy! Take a look at the photos, or visit the project pages on Ravelry, then comment here (it my take a bit for your comment to show up, I have to approve each one). If there are more than 100 entries, I’ll add a 2nd copy and pick 2 names using the random number generator. And, if you already have a copy, I’d be happy to have the copy you win to a friend instead. Entries are open to anyone, anywhere until 11:59EST on August 1st, 2016. Good luck!

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Here’s a peek at the 18 projects from our amazing designers:

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Woodland Cowl

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There’s a pre-order promotion going on right now for our new book! If you purchase [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] between now and August 1st (when it’s released), you can visit this link, and enter your order number to receive my Woodland Cowl pattern for free! Enjoy! [amazon text=Pre-order it here!&asin=163250278X] See all the patterns from the book here.

Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!

Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] is a collection of designs that use worsted-weight, or heavier, yarns. We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks as the release date gets closer, but for now, you can see the cover, which features a beautiful wrap by Bristol Ivy.

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