Beeswax wrap – DIY

I like to make an effort to do our best part to be better for the planet. I have channeled my paternal grandmother and been “washing” our ziplock bags and trying to use them as many times as i can. I have been looking at other options of food storage or ways to keep things fresh that doesn’t have parabens. A friend of mine and I have been talking about doing these DIY beeswax wraps for 2, 2 and 1/2 years. Finally the pandemic opened a touch so we got to spend an evening getting our craft on!

Turns out it is so much easier that we expected! I thought i would need an iron, but we only needed it to make the material less foldy! Woot!

Original recipe found here.

Pro tips:

  • Get a sheet cake pan or at least make sure it is big enough to hold the size of wrapper you are making.
  • Use pinking sheers to make sure it doesn’t pull
  • Get an old paintbrush you don’t care about, or get a bunch you still don’t care about!
  • I shredded the beeswax bars in my cuisinart… not the best idea. It looked like parmesan, but alas clung like… like… awfulness! Use the beeswax pellets!
  • Heat the oven to 200 degrees
  • You can reuse the parchment paper, not sure why the instructions say that.

Iron your material! Seriously, just do it!

Determine your material size.

12X12 fits a normal cookie sheet, if you want bigger you need a cake sheet pan. (Half sheet pan is 13X18)

Use pinking shears – really – who needs shredding

Place parchment paper on your cookie sheet

Put a piece of material on it. 

Evenly distribute a good amount of beeswax pellets on the fabric.

Get the corners and edges.

Play tray in the oven, 200 degrees, 4 min to start

Let it dry – i used a clothes drying rack and folded them over to dry.


This was fun and quick and a nice way to make pretty things to cover food!

If you try it let me know what you think!