DIY Beeswax Wraps


I’m always searching for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, especially when it comes to single use items like plastic cling wrap. So when I discovered beeswax wraps I was intrigued.  And to keep things low cost, I came up with a way to make them myself. They are cute, affordable, and so versatile!

You can use them for:

  • Covering – bowls or plates of food.
  • Wrap – bread, sandwiches, biscuits, cheese, fruit.
  • Fold into a cup – to serve snacks like popcorn, grapes.

Give my recipe a try, or if you’re not a big DIY’er you can find beeswax wraps in places like Etsy or your local market.



  • Cotton material (can be clothing, sheets, pillowcase)
  • Scissors
  • Beeswax (try to buy local – at your local sustainable cafe, health food shop, or farmers market)
  • Oven tray
  • Baking paper
  • Grater
  • Pastry Brush


The grater and pastry brush will be impossible to clean after, so ensure your using items that will be used only for your wraps.


  1. Preheat oven to 170C
  2. Cut material into suitable sized squares or circles (This may depend on what size bowls etc you’d like to use this for).
  1. Line the oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the piece of material on the oven tray.
  3. Grate the bees wax over the entire piece of material (a little bit goes along way).

6. Place in the oven for 1 minute or until the wax has melted.

7. Use the Pastry brush to evenly coat the wax over the material (you will need to do this step and the next one, quite FAST before the wax starts to harden).

8. Once the material is thoroughly coated, peel off the material and let it dry on a clothes rack (depending on your room temperature this could happen very quickly).

9. Let cool down completely before folding up and storing for use.

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