Lately I saw an ad for Bees Wrap, and thought, "Hey, I could make this stuff!" After doing some research online, I set out to make my own re-usable food wrap.
First, I cut out some different sized squares out of cotton and linen. I made some big enough to fit over bowls and some smaller that would make good snack-sized containers.
Next, I placed some parchment paper on cookie sheets and grated beeswax on top.
Put the squares in the oven at 350F for about 10 minutes, until all the wax has melted. Then take them out. I read that you should hang them up to dry right away, so I tried that with some and with others I left them to dry on the pan. I didn't notice too much of a difference.
The linen I found needed a lot more beeswax to saturate it. Can you see the spots in this picture that didn't get covered in wax? I added more wax shavings to it and popped it back in the oven until it was all melted.
The finished wax squares have such a great texture and are so malleable. You can scrunch them right up in a ball and then straighten them back out again.
For finishing touches, I trimmed the edges with pinking shears and added some buttons and string to some of the smaller squares, so that they close up like pouches.
To wash them, use cold water and then hang to dry.
They are really fun to use and I hope they will help us cut