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Zero-Waste Challenge n°4: your own Bee Wrap

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New Zero-Waste challenge ! I hope you enjoyed the homemade detergent , the solid balm and the infinite soap !

This week, I share with you one of my favorite DIY : how to make your own bee wrap.

What is a bee wrap ?

Bee-wrap is the best alternative to cellophane and other plastics or aluminium wrapping. I love using it to cover my dishes or wrap sandwiches or my kids snacks.

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Made with any recycled fabrics and bee wax, this wrapping can be used many times. Some manufacturers claim it can be used until 100 times ! As far as I’m concerned, I use the same for more than a year so it’s not bad.

When you can’t reuse them anymore, bee-wraps can be composted. That’s what we can call true zero waste !

Beloved by the organic and bulk stores, you can find bee wraps with many sizes, many patterns and different prizes. I find them usually very expansive, especially since it is so easy to do it yourself !

Your bee wrap ingredients

What you need:

  • different sizes of fabrics (with cute and pretty patterns). I usually use scraps of clothes such as old sheets.
  • 2 baking paper sheets (5cm longer than your fabric)
  • Beeswax (I prefer them in chips)
  • Your iron, the ironing board and a cloth to protect the board

How to make the bee wrap

  • After protecting the iron board with the cloth, put the fabric in the center of a baking paper sheet 
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© Isabelle NG
  • Sprinkle the fabric with the beeswax (you don’t need to put it everywhere; it’s going to spread with the heat)
  • Cover with the other paper sheet.
  • Help your kid iron the paper sheet at a smooth temperature. You’ll see the wax melting and covering all the fabric (don’t hesitate to add some more wax if some areas aren’t covered)
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© Isabelle NG
  • You can lift the paper sheet and let your brand new bee wrap get cold
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© Isabelle NG

You now have a waterproof fabric to wrap your food.

You can easily wash it with some soap and cold water!

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