glass jar, bowl, and casserole dish on counter with homemade beeswax wraps over tops. cookbook and flour jar blurry in background

How to Make A Beeswax Wrap

Week 35

What You'll Need:

  • Cotton fabric - I used leftover quilting fabric.
  • Scissors
  • Beeswax Pellets or shavings
  • Olive oil
  • Iron
  • Parchment paper
  1. multiple squares of fabric with bowls and jar placed top

    Use bowls and baking dishes to cut your fabric into desired sizes. You want to make sure the fabric is big enough to drape over whatever container you would like to cover.

  2. beeswax pellets spread out over fabric square

    Put your fabric on a piece of parchment paper, then sprinkle beeswax pellets across the entire piece of fabric.

  3. hand squirting small bottle of olive oil on square of fabric

    Drizzle olive oil over the fabric.

  4. hand ironing parchment paper over fabric

    Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the fabric, then iron on high heat.

  5. parchment paper over fabric

    Iron the fabric until the beeswax is completely melted. You should be able to see uniform coloring through the parchment paper.

  6. parchment paper being peeled away from fabric

    Right away, peel away the parchment paper and remove your fabric from the bottom piece of parchment paper.

  7. wooden clip hanger holding square of fabric

    Hang your fabric to dry.

  8. glass jar on counter with homemade beeswax wrap over top. cookbook and flour jar blurry in background

    Once the fabric is completely dry, after an hour or so, it is ready to use. These beeswax wraps mold to bowls and baking dishes pretty well, but if you need extra support, use rubberbands.

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