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Beeswax wrap DIY kit

Honey and the Bee

 

This block is enough to make our set of 3 sizes, a small, medium and large. 

 Have you ever wanted to create your own Beeswax food wraps? These bricks are our own special  bees wax solution, which we all know and love to be sticky and seal tight time and time again. So get your creative boots on, choose some of your favourite fabric and get waxing!

These bricks are also great for re-waxing your favourite LilyBee Wraps.

There are many ways to create your wax wraps at home. A word of warning it is a very sticky and messy process, and as all of us here at LilyBee know, wax doesn't just stay on the wraps, it stays with us for a while. So if you are not prepared for the wax to be with you for a while, we suggest buying some lovely pre-made ones, professionally prepared for you. 

If you do want to get sticky then let's get sticky! We suggest setting aside the tools you use as your wrap making tools, generally, once it gets wax on it, it is no easy task to get it off. It can be a good idea picking some things up from a second shop and keeping them aside as your wrap making kit. 

There are a few ways to make your wraps and feel free to find your favourite way online. We will suggest a couple to get you started.

Firstly you will need to choose your fabric, this can be something you already have laying around, Or something you may find at a second-hand shop. Make sure it is cotton, and quilters weight is the best. There are plenty of scarp fabrics available, or you could chop up something that takes your fancy. Make sure you use pinking shears to cut your fabric, as the crinkled edge helps stop the fabric fraying. Once you have your fabric you can cut it to whatever size you like! 

The Oven Method - 

Things that will be waxy (suggested to get second hand) - 

  • Oven tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Small saucepan 

1 - Place your wax in the small saucepan and apply a low heat to melt the solution to a liquid.

2 - Lay your fabric pieces out on the oven try and get it nice and hot by preheating it in the oven at 80°C for 10 minutes. 

3 - Starting painting the wax onto the fabric so they are evening coated, stack the pieces into a pile and place back into the oven for another 10 minutes to help the wax thoroughly sink into the fabric.

4 - Once out of the oven separate the pieces and hang to dry, make sure to do the quick, as they will stick together. 

The Iron Method - 

Things that will be waxy (suggested to get second hand) - 

  • Grater
  • Baking paper (we recommend resting the baking paper after you do a load of wraps)

1 - Layout a scrap sheet of fabric, then a sheet of baking paper over the top, then your fabric piece over the top.

2 - Grate your wax block over the fabric, trying to make the gratings as even as possible. 

3 - Lay another sheet of baking paper over the top, then another sheet of scrap fabric. The outer layers of scrap fabric help contain the wax. 

4 - Iron the whole lot. Give it a good few minutes to let the wax melt and sink into the fabric. 

5 - Uncover your fresh wraps and hang to dry. 

Happy making!



Collections: Beeswax food wraps

Type: Food wrap

Vendor: Honey and the Bee



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