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DIY Beeswax Wraps

by Leah Morgan, CCAP

Traditionally, September is usually the time of year that we start preserving foods for the winter to come. Making jams, pickling veggies, and making all sorts of preserves may be considered standard for this time of year.

So, in the spirit of preparing for winter and preserving food, we thought we’d take a slightly more modern approach and share a DIY beeswax wrap recipe with you!

This process is insanely simple, entertaining, and leaves so much room for creativity – it an even be a family activity!

What you’ll need:

  • Organic cotton sheets of different patterns and sizes (pre-cut your wraps into an array of sizes and shapes to wrap different foodstuffs with)
  • Organic Beeswax pellets
  • A large baking sheet
  • A clean brush (that you don’t mind discarding or saving only for waxy projects)
  • Parchment paper

And here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting or 200F (93.33C). Place your fabric (pattern side up) on parchment paper in a baking sheet and sprinkle a layer of beeswax pellets over the fabric (make sure to get the edges too!)
  2. Next, place your baking sheet in the oven for about 6 minutes or until the pellets have melted. Then remove the tray from the oven and evenly brush the melted wax all over the fabric. Make sure to cover all areas of the fabric.
  3. Now just let the fabric dry – you can hang it up with clothes pegs and a hanger or simple hang it over a chair (waxy side up). Once fully cooled and dried (should just take a few minutes), you can further customize your wraps by adding buttons or sewing folds into them!

Aaaahhh, the self-sustainable life is definitely one worth exploring, don’t you think?

Leah Morgan, CCAP

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