Learn how to make beeswax wraps that are a perfect, eco-friendly way to store and transport food. These wraps are great for sandwiches, covering dishes, wrapping up loaves of bread, and much more.
Say “goodbye” to plastic wrap! Beeswax wraps are a great alternative. Use them to cover a plate or bowl that doesn’t have a lid, wrap sandwiches, blocks of cheese, sliced veggies, or that half-eaten snack your know your toddler will want later.
The entire process for making beeswax wraps is simple, quick, and very inexpensive. Make a handful of wraps to use over and over rather than spending endless dollars on throw-away plastic wrap!
How to Make Beeswax Wraps
- 1 yard 100% cotton fabric
- 5 ounces beeswax (grated or pellets)
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Small paint brush (one that you don’t mind tossing afterward)
- Sewing scissors
- Iron (if using the iron method)
- Tools for hanging the wraps (I like to string up some twine and use clothespins)
- Wash and dry fabric before starting this project.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Cut out fabric into 12″ by 12″ squares, or whatever size you would like. This tutorial will make 5 12″ by 12″ square wraps.
- Iron fabric so it is nice and flat.
- Place one square piece of fabric on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the fabric with grated beeswax or pellets.
- Bake in the oven for about 7 minutes or until melted.
- With a paint brush, wipe the melted beeswax around the fabric to cover any spots that aren’t coated with beeswax yet. Use a cheap paint brush that you don’t mind tossing, because the beeswax will stick to the brush, and it is nearly impossible to remove.
- Put the baking sheet back in the oven for another couple of minutes to ensure that everything is melted evenly.
- Once melted, immediately remove the wrap from the baking sheet so that the beeswax doesn’t harden and stick. Don’t wait long because it will happen pretty much instantly.
- Hang the beeswax fabric on a clothesline for a few minutes, or until the wax has fully hardened.
- Repeat the process with all five fabric pieces.
If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!
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