DIY Beeswax Wrap

Instructions 

  1. Cut cotton fat quarters to size, typically one of the provided quarters will be good for keeping a variety of food fresh.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F
  3. Get the baking sheet out and place parchment paper on it, make sure it covers all of the sheet so clean up is easier.
  4. Lay out the cotton fabric (iron flat if needed) on the parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle beeswax pellets (moderate amount) over it (apx. 15g per full sheet provided)
  6. Sprinkle Pine resin over the sheet and beeswax, getting the edges more than center as this is what helps the wraps be as sticky. (apx. 5g)
  7. Bake for 5 mins 
  8. Use a paint brush to spread out the liquid beeswax evenly (make sure it’s only for use with beeswax)and wipe off excess into a Bounty towel to keep the bristles from cooling with wax on them. (Disclaimer: Some patterns’ colors will spread with the resin and beeswax mixture and some of the lighter colors will turn out slightly more yellowish)
  9. Hang on a hanger using clips for 3 minutes
  10. Test for stickiness, if not to the point of sticky wanted, you can add more pine resin and re-melt it over. 
  11. Repeat the drying process and use once you are happy with its stickiness.

Care instructions

  1. Only hand wash with cold water, no dishwasher. Hand wash with dawn dish soap or similar gentle soap using a soft sponge only. 
  2. Wash immediately after use to prevent crumbs and spills from soaking into the fabric over time. 
  3. Pat dry with a towel and hang to dry.
  4. Do not use on hot items
  5. Re-cover with more beeswax when washing cycles produce flaky feeling or when wrap is no longer sticking. 

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