March Simple Joy Box DYI Kit
Updated: 5 days ago
How to make your own beeswax wraps
Making your own beeswax wraps is pretty easy and we give you everything you need to make your own!
Have you seen the beeswax wraps in stores? They are kind of expensive and they may not have patterns that you like. It's actually really easy to make your own. You can choose the colors and patterns you like and customize them to the sizes you need.
First you need to gather all your materials. In the kits we provide those for you. If you are using your own fabric, make sure you wash and dry it first before using. You can use some of your bowls or containers as templates to get the sizes you need. Just trace around them adding a few inches and cut.
Beeswax (bar or pellets)
Coconut or Jojoba oil
Once you have your fabric washed and ready to go in desired sizes, we are ready to begin. Preheat your oven to 200 F. Place a sheet of wax paper on your cookie sheet to protect it from the wax. If you do get any on your sheet, it can be scraped off.
Lay your fabric pieces on the wax paper covered cookie sheets being sure not to overlap. Depending on the size you may only fit one piece on each sheet.
Cover your fabric with the beeswax. A tip here is to buy the beeswax that comes in pellets. You can buy the bar but you will have to hand grate it and the pellets are just easier to use. Add some drops of oil around the fabric. You don't need a lot, it just helps to spread the melted wax around.
Make sure to have a good covering of wax but not too much. For a 12x12 piece of fabric about 2-3 tablespoons of pellets should be enough. Make sure you get close to the edges as well.
Once your fabric is covered put the cookie sheet in the 200 degree oven for a few minutes. It shouldn't take very long.
When the wax is melted, take the sheet out of the oven and use your foam brush to spread the wax all over the fabric. If you feel like you don't have enough you can add some more pellets and melt again.
All that is left is for it to dry. You can string a piece of twine and use clothespins to hang them to air dry.
When you are ready to use, just form the wrap around your bowl and use the heat of your hands to form it.
They can be easily cleaned with a little soap and cool water. When the wax starts to break down you can do the process again to recoat them! It's not recommended to use them with meat products or things like soft cheeses.
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Have you ever made your own wraps? I'd love to hear how they turned out.