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Want to Cut Out Plastics...Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

If you’re looking for an easy way to cut out plastics, then this DIY is for you! By using natural ingredients, you can create reusable, eco-friendly Beeswax Wraps. It’ll keep your food fresh, whether it’s covering leftovers in your fridge or wrapping your sandwiches for lunch. To start, you’ll just need to choose 100% cotton woven fabric. The best part is you can choose fun prints and colors to go with your decor.

DIY Beeswax Wraps

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of Beeswax

  • 2 Tbsp Pine resin

  • 2 Tbsp Jojoba oil

  • Large glass jar

  • Pot to boil water in

  • Baking Tray

  • Baking paper or aluminum foil

  • Soft bristle brush

What you’ll do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Cut your fabric into desired sizes.

  3. Boil a pot of water on the stove, then reduce to a simmer to keep the water hot.

  4. Fill a glass jar with your Beeswax, Tree resin, and Jojoba oil. Set the jar into the pot of simmering water and stir until the mixture melts.

  5. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or baking paper. Lay your pieces of fabric on top.

  6. Put 2-3 Tbsp of your wax mixture on your fabric.

  7. Put your tray in the oven for a couple of minutes to let the wax to melt completely.

  8. Take your tray out of the oven and use a brush to evenly spread your mixture over the fabric, making sure to soak all four corners and the edges.

  9. Hang your fabric to dry, about 5-10 minutes.


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