I saw these wraps on line many moons ago and purchased my beeswax months ago ready to have a go and I have only just found the time to have a dabble.

I had a quick look on line at how people have been doing this and I think I have taken a little bit from here and there to do mine.

5 wraps all done at the same time

Ingredients

Beeswax Pellets (I used white/clear)

Cotton Fabric cut to size (I cut 12.5” squares)

Greaseproof paper

Small paint brush

Method

Firstly I cut my fabric 12.5” square; this was due to having a ruler that size and knowing it would fit in my oven. I trialled this size of fabric by wrapping around a sandwich and tried it over various bowls in the kitchen that I tend to use often, this size appears to be a good one to start with. I’m now ready to head downstairs to the kitchen.

Cut a piece of greaseproof paper larger but still able to fit on the shelf of the over (I used this due to having no flat pans large enough).

Turn the oven on very low

Place the fabric onto the greaseproof paper and sprinkle the pellets over the top, and spread evenly as you can, i poured in the centre and then pushed out to the edges. Place in the oven (top shelf) for a few minutes until the pellets have melted, this really doesn’t take that long.

Once out of the oven using the brush spread the melted wax to areas not covered.

At this point I realised that although I thought I hadn’t used too much wax I obviously had with the excess on the greaseproof paper floating around! It doesn’t take long for the wax to harden, if you haven’t finished the brushing or not happy with the effect just pop back into the oven.

My first one was just too thickly coated in wax and I wasn’t happy with the result therefore I found myself running back upstairs a good few times to cut more squares and one at a time placed onto of the original and placing back into the oven. I eventually had all 5 stacked one of top the other, placed back into the oven and let the heat and wax do it’s work. On taking out, I quickly separated and put each one flat on the worktops for them to dry off again, this doesn’t take long either and within a very short time they are all ready to go!

Hey presto, I’m hooked and can’t wait to wrap my sandwiches in one when I’m off to work tomorrow!

Any questions then please do ask.

Responses

    1. Sharon Reid Post author

      Morning Anne, hard to judge, I really didn’t use many. A dessert spoon I think will be plenty, just have some extra fabric at the ready to cut up and use just in case you find it is too much. Would be interesting to hear how you get on with that amount. A tip from using ours, after using a fair amount both mine and his through the summer, they are now ready to have another coating, I think where they are used daily and wipe/dunked in water they are no longer at their best. It’s time now to freshen them up and get back to good condition. The other two that haven’t been used so much are still fine and do the job.

    1. Sharon Reid Post author

      No need to overlock as the wax holds everything in place, although I think next time I shall use my wavy edge cutter to alleviate the initial fraying from cutting to making. All advise I’ve seen on washing is a warm wash or wipe over with a damp cloth. You just need to ensure the water is not hot enough to melt the wax. Doing them stacked on top of each other was a great stumble on making, you just have to work fast to separate and get onto a flat surface but the great thing is once they harden put back in oven for a minute or two. Such a quick and easy make, let me know how you get on and thank you for your post here.

  1. Emily

    What a fantastic idea instead of using cling film etc. A very cost effective way of using up scraps of material. I think these could be made and given as part of a present. Great write up with clear instructions.