Denim Beeswax Food Wraps

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1 Hour

We’ve all seen the beeswax food wraps and I’ve been wanting to make some for a long time. I was working on a craft using denim and wondered if I could make some DIY Denim Food Wraps. While denim can definitely be a stiffer material, I had high hopes I could turn them into my own reusable food wraps. This project is the perfect way to use leftover fabric scraps it’s extremely affordable.

Cut your denim into pieces large enough to use for food wraps. I decided to take these DIY denim food wraps one step further and embroidered on each one. I made one for each family member.

Heat your iron to a low heat and place your denim on top of the parchment paper.

Sprinkle the beeswax pellets onto the denim, cover with another piece of parchment.

Make sure you are continually moving the iron around to slowly melt the pellets. You can lift up the parchment paper to make sure the wax is melting evenly. If you need to flip over your denim fabric and add a few more pellets, that’s fine.

Place the wraps to the side to cool down. When they are cool, they will be stiff, so you’ll want to really crunch them up to soften them.

You can wrap these around a sandwich, cookies, place on top of a mason jar or any container without a lid.

When you are done with the wraps, throw them in the sink and wipe off with a sponge. Set out to dry and use again and again.

Suggested materials:
  • Denim
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needle & floss
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Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
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