BEESWAXexpert teach you how to make beeswax wraps
Beeswax packaging is a sustainable alternative to plastic food coverings. To make beeswax wrapping paper, first cut the cotton cloth to the size you like, and then grind a large piece of beeswax into smaller pieces. Then sprinkle the beeswax on the cloth and put it in the oven until the beeswax melts. Use a paintbrush to paint out the beeswax, and once it's dried, you can use it.
Methods and steps of making beeswax wrapping paper
Get 100% cotton cloth. For a zero-waste option, use clean, old sheets or pillowcases, or go thrifty shopping to find bright patterned fabrics. Or, buy new cotton cloth from a handicraft store or online.
- Preheat the oven to 185°F (85°C). Turn on the oven and set it to the regular baking setting. When preparing to make beeswax packaging materials, let the oven preheat.
- Measure the fabric to the size you like. Use a ruler to measure a 12 inch x 12 inch (30 cm x 30 cm) or 8 inch (20 cm) square. Mark the fabric with chalk.
Cut the fabric with scissors. Use the size you like to make a square fabric. You can choose to start with one package, or if you want to make multiple packages at once, you can cut out multiple squares.
Grind the packed beeswax block into small pieces. Grate the beeswax with a cheese grater. You will need approximately 0.5 ounces (14 grams) per 8-inch (200 mm x 200 mm) package you plan to do.
Sprinkle beeswax on the cloth. Place the cloth on an old baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and evenly sprinkle the ground beeswax on the entire surface of the fabric.
Put the cloth and beeswax in the oven for about 5 minutes. Put the old bakeware in the oven with the cloth covered with beeswax. As soon as the beeswax melts, take the baking pan out of the oven.
Use a paintbrush to spread the beeswax evenly on the fabric. Make sure that the entire fabric is covered with wax. Check that the entire fabric looks wet, including the corners, because this means that the melted beeswax is in all the right places.
Hang the package on the clothesline to dry. Once the beeswax covers the entire fabric, hang it on the clothesline and let it dry. If you don't have a clothesline, create a temporary rope by hanging a rope or rope at the door. The drying process will not exceed 15 minutes.
Wrap beeswax around the food. To cover the bowl, just lay the package flat on the bowl and fold it over the edge of the bowl. For food items, place the item in the center of the package and fold it around the shape. The warmth of your hands will shape the shape of the package.