Since it's nearly Christmas, I have a few little things I'll be posting over the next couple of weeks that would make lovely handmade, inexpensive, yet awesome gift ideas.
Today, let's make some beeswax kitchen wraps!! In episode 3 of my podcast, I mentioned having made my own beeswax kitchen wraps this year (you use them in lieu of plastic kitchen wrap) and mentioned that I'd do a tutorial for them, so here you go.
These really would make amazing gifts - they're not only super pretty, but they're functional, can save you money and the less disposable plastic you can use in life, the better for the environment right?!
Oh, and did I mention that they're so so easy to make?
The supplies list is below and if you want to jump ahead to the various different topics covered within the tutorial, I have a list with start times after the video.
You'll need -
- Fabric (I use cotton fat quarters, but I do go into more detail about options in the video)
- Beeswax Pellets or shavings
- Baking Paper
- Baking tray with a lip
- Drying rack
Topics Covered -
- 0.01 - Introductions: what is a beeswax wrap & different uses
- 1.49 - Taking care of your beeswax wraps & how to use them
4.01 - Fabric options & finishing edges
6.19 - Beeswax
7.58 - Other supplies listed above.
- Extra Notes:
8.46 - Different size wraps to consider for different uses
9.45 - Shelf-life & re-waxing older wraps
- 12.22 - Let's get started with the tutorial already!
- 16.55 - The results of your hard work (and a note on jojoba oil & antibacterial things).
- 18.33 - Storage of your beeswax wraps
- 18.42 - Closing thoughts on this particular way to make beeswax kitchen wraps
Let me know if you have any questions or if you make some! I'd really love to see them :)