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Beeswax Wraps

Trying to cut down on plastic? Or maybe you want to aim for a zero waste kitchen? This DIY beeswax wrap tutorial is for you.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: DIY
Keyword: beeswax
Yield: 6 wraps
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Pinking shears
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Paint brush

Materials

  • 16 ounces beeswax
  • 1/4 cup Pine resin optional, but will make your wrap stickier
  • 1 yard organic cotton fabric

Instructions

  • Wash and dry your fabric.
  • With pinking shears, cut the fabric into various sizes. For sandwiches and snacks, I have found that a 12x12" square works well. For jars and bowls, I like to use circular wraps in various sizes.
  • Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Lay the fabric on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle liberally with wax beads (I used about 1/3 cup wax per 12" piece of fabric).
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until wax is completely melted. Use a food-safe brush to spread the wax evenly over the fabric and coat any missed areas. 
  • Remove fabric from the tray and lay it on a clean piece of parchment. Let cool completely before using.
  • To clean, rinse wraps in cool water and gently wash using diluted dish soap.

Video

Notes

To make your beeswax wrap stick, rub it with you fingers until the wax starts to soften. Wrap your item with the bees wrap, then press down until the wax adheres to the other surface.