7 September, 2021
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.
- 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!