Learn how to make beeswax wraps from cotton fabric, beeswax and jojoba oil with this simple step-by-step and video tutorial. These can be used to cover and wrap food as a reusable alternative to plastic cling wrap.
I started making beeswax wraps for food storage a few months ago, and I’ve definitely become addicted to this DIY! They’re so easy to make, they work well, and they’re such an adorable alternative to plastic cling wrap.
You can make beeswax wraps any size you want, and they stick together or stick to bowls and plates simply with the warmth of your fingers. Beeswax has a low melting point, so warming up the wax on these wraps ever so slightly makes them a little sticky and ready to cling to things.
With our prime minister announcing the ban of some single-use plastic items as early as 2021, I thought it was a great time to share how to make these for your own home!
To make beeswax wraps, you’ll need beeswax (my beautiful beeswax block was given to me by Good Morning Honey), 100% cotton fabric (I used scraps from my stash), jojoba oil (to help soften the wraps), parchment paper, an old towel, and iron, and pinking shears.
Amber from Good Morning Honey suggested I use this iron technique to make my beeswax wraps, and I’ve loved the results! You can make these in 15 minutes or less, and you can make several from only a few supplies.
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make these adorable beeswax wraps (plus 2 more DIYs!), or follow the written instructions below:
Let’s make them!