Reusable Bees Wax Wraps

5 Materials
20 Minutes
We all know how bad plastic wrap is for the environment, but there aren't too many options for reusable wraps out there, so we keep using the stuff to wrap our leftovers, sandwiches and picnic items. Now, I have a solution for you using fabric and bees wax! Say "buh-bye" to that tangled plastic wrap.
Step 1: Trace out the shape of your desired food wrap onto a piece of cotton fabric.

I used a plate to trace a circle larger than the bowl I wanted to wrap. I also continued to make squares and large rectangles.
Step 2: Cut out your shape from the fabric.

Step 3: Line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

I used a pizza tray for my circular shape.
Step 4: Place your fabric topside down onto the lined tray. Sprinkle with a small amount of bees wax beads.

*Don't use much at all. Too many beads will result in a large pool of melted bees wax and you'll have to start all over again.
Step 5: Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for less than one minute or until wax has melted.
Step 6: Let your wax cool and harden.
Step 7: Wrap the food item or dish of your choice and use the warmth of your hands to activate the wax to stick to the item. It only takes a few seconds!

For this, I covered the top of a salad bowl.
Need to save half a lemon? Use one of your wraps to save it and keep it in the fridge!
Or, how about wrapping your kids sandwich in one of these clever wraps? When you're ready to use it for something else, simply hand wash them with soap and water!
The next time you head out for a picnic, you'll feel guilt-free! No more worries about all those containers and packages being tossed in the trash.

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  • Jenny Jenny on Oct 29, 2020

    Has anyone tried soy wax?

  • Jamie Tyler Smith Jamie Tyler Smith on Feb 20, 2021

    How do you clean them?

  • JoAnne JoAnne on Mar 22, 2021

    I have store-bought beeswax covers that work amazingly well. I tried my hand at making my own but they just won’t seem to stick. I have buried the amount of beeswax on different sizes and they still don’t seem to stick. Any recommendations?


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