How to Make Beeswax Reusable Food Wraps

You guys know I’m having a love affair with our bees. We’re still feasting on the delicious honey we harvested a few months ago, and I’m creating care packages with honey and beeswax items for my friends and family for the holidays (shhh!). One of my favorite items we’ve DIYed is beeswax reusable food wraps. They’re the perfect green alternative to plastic, and so easy to make! We use the wraps to cover sandwiches and leftovers and we even made some snack bags.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to make your own beeswax reusable food wraps. Try it out and let me know what you think!

What You’ll Need

  • beeswax pellets (You can find at Michael’s or Amazon)
  • cotton fabric (I got mine at Joann)
  • scissors
  • paintbrush
  • parchment paper
  • baking pan
  • hanger

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Cut cotton fabric to the size you like. (I used a 7 inch x 14 inch piece for snack bags and 14 inch x 14 inch for sandwich wraps.) Sprinkle beeswax pellets evenly over fabric, making sure to get pellets as close to the edges as you can.

Step 2

Place the baking sheet in the oven until pellets melt completely—about 4 or 5 minutes.

Step 3

Once pellets are melted, remove tray from oven and use the paintbrush to spread the wax evenly over the fabric.

Step 4

Use tongs to remove the fabric from the baking sheet. Hang the fabric on the hanger until beeswax has set. This happens quickly, usually in just a few minutes.

Step 5

For snack bags, fold the fabric into an envelope, making sure the beeswax-covered side is on the exterior. For food wraps, simply press the sticky side onto bowls or containers to cover leftovers, though keep in mind that these aren’t air tight, so you should eat leftovers within 24 hours.

After using, wash wraps in cool water with dish soap, and then let them air dry on a drying rack or clothesline. Do not microwave wraps or expose them to hot water or the dishwasher.





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    Thanks for this post! It actually seems easier than I had imagined! 🐝🐝🐝

  • Jordan Sirkin

    Love this DIY! I’ve been so interested in beeswax wraps, but so often I think they’re expensive for such a small sheet. Glad to know I can make my own to my own size!

  • Regina

    Thank you! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. Fingers crossed I do it well! 🤞

  • Jem

    Amazing!! Been wanting to buy some of these for a while but they’re so dear! This is GREAT though! What else can you use beeswax pellets for??

  • Carolyn

    This is awesome! Never thought of doing this!

  • Alyson

    When I was a Cub Scout leader, I would help the boys make bees wax candles with sheets of beeswax – available at Michaels, of course. They were fun, and very easy for even the youngest boys.

  • Amanda Bryant

    Thank you!! I love this and can’t wait to try it out!!

  • Whitneyr

    I am loving all of this! Thank you for posting, I am so excited to try this!

  • neve

    definitely going to try this out!! 😊 thanks for sharing

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  • Kourtney Reich

    The first time I was introduced to beeswax wraps was from my mom a few weeks ago. I was home visiting when I saw an assortment of containers all wrapped with this textured fabric. When I asked her about it she had told me that it’s this new fad she read about online. She went on and on about the envionrmental benefits of it, but also how cost effective it can be as well. She told me that the wraps can be reused for up to a year, which I thought was crazy considering the amount of plastic and tin foil we used to go through when having to keep a meal for a day, maybe even just a few hours. Overall, my parents have always been very environmentally friendly. They are always trying to find ways to reuse or reduce the amount of single use items in our household. As the holiday season nears, one of the most notable examples I can think of is my dad folding up tissue paper from unwrapped gifts in order for them to be kept and used for the next time. This has become so common that we now know to hand them over right away before he has to ask.

    Anyways, thank you for sharing! I look forward to showing her your post and having an afternoon activity session with it. While she does love the ones she has it will be nice to get more creative with fabric patterns and sizes. She has also never heard of the snack bags option so to try that out will be a fun test as well.

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