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Wax food wraps

Looking for ways to use less plastic?

Wrapping leftovers in cling film or tinfoil can be incredibly wasteful, but there is an answer.

Alongside glass storage jars and containers, wax food wraps can be your food storage saviour: they’re really easy to make; they last for a long time and you can personalise them to your own style, each family member or each food type.

Trying making some today with our simple guide.


  • Pre-heat the oven to its lowest setting (or 200F).

  • Using pinking shears, cut your fabric into the shapes you want - just make sure they still fit within the confines of your baking sheet!

  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper, lay your fabric down and sprinkle the fabric with beeswax beads. Put it in the oven and let it melt for 5-10 minutes.

  • Once it looks like all the wax has melted, use the brush to sweep the wax around and ensure all edges and corners have also been saturated.

  • Then peel the fabric up, carefully(!!) wave it around in the air for a few seconds for the wax to harden and then hang it over an old coat hanger to wait for it to fully dry. Repeat until you have as many wraps as you require.

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