DIY Beeswax Wraps in the Oven

beeswax wrap storage

Everyone is developing more sustainable living habits and I love it! One of my favs is using beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap. They’re compostable and biodegradable, washable, they reduce waste and save you money! How can anyone argue with that?

You can get them just about anywhere now, but decided to try making my own (as you might expect). They were made in the oven and took about 15 minutes. I can’t compare them to commercially-made beeswax wraps but I’ve been using these for a couple of weeks and they work pretty well!

If you would like to make your own, grab the supplies and follow the directions below.

diy beeswax wraps supplies

Beeswax wraps supplies

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Experiment with fabric sizes. You might only use large or medium. check out the sizes you would need for your containers.

  • small (7″ x 8″)
  • medium (10″ x 11″)
  • large (13″ x 14″)

melted beeswax

Step 1: melt the beeswax

Melt your beeswax in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

If you don’t have a microwave, you can place your glass measuring cup in a boiling water to melt the wax.

The amount you need will depend on the size of your fabric. I cut a few small pieces from my beeswax stick. You can always add more.

homemade beeswax wraps

Step 2: cover the fabric in wax

Place your fabric on the cookie sheet. Then, using your sauce brush, cover the fabric in beeswax.

This is going to look messy, and that’s ok! Just make sure it is evenly distributed. Don’t forget the edges!

make beeswax wraps in the oven

Step 3: heat the fabric in the oven at 350° for 1 minute

Place the cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 minute or less. The wax will melt quickly.

When it’s finished, take it out, remove the fabric carefully (it will be very hot), and hang it to dry.

beeswax wrap storage

Once they’re dry, you can roll them up or lay them flat to store them. I keep my rolled and hanging on a cork board with these cute mini clothespins I made.

I know there’s another way to make beeswax wraps using parchment paper and an iron. I’m probably going to try that too. If you’ve made them this way, let me know how they worked for you!

Happy crafting!

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