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HOW TO MAKE BEESWAX WRAPS

For the last six months I have been trying to become more eco friendly and use less single use plastic items (like cling wrap).  One thing that I have seen people use to cover their food in the fridge is beeswax wraps. 

These wraps are super easy to make!  All you need is cotton material, beeswax, parchment paper, and an iron.

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MATERIALS

  • COTTON MATERIAL (wash before making)
  • BEESWAX
  • CHEESE GRATER
  • IRON 
  • PARCHMENT PAPER

HOW TO MAKE

  • FIRST WASH YOUR MATERIAL
  • TRACE YOUR DESIRED SHAPE AND CUT OUT THE MATERIAL
  • TURN ON YOUR IRON
  • LAYOUT THE PARCHMENT PAPER
  • PUT THE MATERIAL DOWN ON THE PARCHMENT PAPER AND GRATE THE BEESWAX ONTO THE MATERIAL
  • NOW PUT ANOTHER PIECE OF PARCHMENT PAPER ON THE MATERIAL
  • YOU ARE SANDWICHING THE MATERIAL AND BEESWAX BETWEEN THE PARCHMENT PAPER
  • NOW IRON THE PARCHMENT PAPER

HERE IS THE TRICK

Most importantly make sure you grate a lot of the beeswax on the material.  You want to make sure the material is covered with it and it’s ok if there is too much.  I started slow at first and just kept adding more.  At the end you should have the material covered completely with the melted wax.  Try not to push too hard when you are melting the wax.  You don’t want to push the wax off of the material.  Once the wax is all melted you just pick it up and let it cool.  You can always add more wax if you have to.  Be careful that you don’t get wax on your iron!

WATCH IT HERE

IF I DID THE PROJECT AGAIN

In hindsight I would have bought beeswax pellets if I could have because the grating is the hardest part.

This project was fun and I think it would be great for kids too.  I personally think a good age for a child to help with this project would be around 7 years or older.  I have a 4 year old and there is no way he could have helped.

COST OF PROJECT

This project cost me around $12.  The thing you have to keep in mind is I was only able to make about 3 wraps before I ran out of wax.  So of course the price will vary depending on where you can find your materials, but if you wanted to have a lot of these it might be cheaper to buy them considering the time it can take to make them.

Happy Crafting – SHANNON

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