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Beeswax Wraps

Better way to wrap food etc.

We have all seen the horrible devastation that plastic has done to our wonderful world and many of us have been trying to find ways of cutting down on our own usage.

I have always hated cling film and have used grease proof paper as an alternative but today I experimented with beeswax wraps. These can be brought in shops and online now but for anyone who loves to 'make' and create their own products this craft is quick, easy and cheap to do. All you need is :

Clean, scrap material or you can buy some lovely material

Pinking scissors

Beeswax - either pellets or grated

Brush - I found a silicone one is best

To Make :

Turn your oven on low - around 60C

Cut your material into different shapes i.e circles, squares and rectangles

Line a baking tray with parchment or greaseproof paper

Lay one of your pieces of material on the baking tray

Sprinkle a liberal amount of beeswax over the material

Place the baking tray in the oven

Once the beeswax as melted, remove from oven and quickly spread the wax evenly on the material using your brush. The beeswax will cool very quickly, although you can pop it back into the oven to melt again. You do have to work quickly.

Turn the material over, pop back into the oven for a short while and then spread the wax evenly on this side to.

Leave to coool

Your wrap is ready to use.

As you can see from the photos, I used a clean pillowcase that I no longer needed. My beeswax wrap was used to wrap a piece of cheese for keeping in the fridge. I made various shapes and sizes and of course they can be re-used over and over again.

These beeswax wraps make wonderful presents to give to friends and family and you can make many different shapes and sizes to suit your needs.

Have some fun and start making.

x Diane

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