DIY Beeswax Wraps!
As most of you know, I LOVE beeswax wraps. Before I made them a big part of my business I used to make my own. Everyone is always asking about how I make Beeswax Wraps, and truthfully they’re super easy and fun to create! So for the week's blog post I wanted to take the time to go step by step and show you how you can make DIY beeswax wraps.
Why is it great to make your own beeswax wraps:
While we love our Supra Endura beeswax wraps there is something super fun about making your own beeswax wraps. You can customize the size you want and after you do a few you can always rework the receipe incase you want a really sticky beeswax wraps. Beeswax wraps are just fun and simple to make and is a great group for your friends + family of a fun way to keep your kids occupied in the afternoon.
While there are a number of ways to make beeswax wraps, I love the ironing method. To me it is super simply and allows you to see the beeswax wraps ' come to life'. Below are a list of ingredients along with a step by step guide.
What you will need:
- Parchment Paper
- 100% Cotton Fabric
- Wax Pellets
- Tree Resin ( I love pine reson but any tree resin will do)
- Jojoba Oil ( you can substitute coconut oil as well)
- An Iron
How to make some DIY beeswax wraps:
1: The first step is super easy, once you find a beautiful fabric that you love, cut out your fabric of choice to your desired size. You can make these big or small it is all up to you! Just make sure it is 100% cotton.
2. Then you will cut two pieces of parchment paper, make sure these are larger than you fabric swatch and have at least 2 extra inches on all sides. Turn your iron on to cotton setting and set up your ironing board.
3. Cut an extra piece of parchment paper, and set aside. this will be a place where your beeswax wraps can dry.
4. Place the first piece of parchment paper down and then place your piece of fabric on top ( it does not matter if it is the front or reverse of the fabric).Then place your wax pellets, 2-3 tsp sprinkling of pine resin and a few drops of jojoba oil on top. I would sprinkle the wax wraps pellets around like the image below and try and spread out the pine resin. I would start with 2-3 TBSPs of beeswax pellets, you can always add more.
5. With all three ingredients on top of the fabric you will now put your second piece of parchment paper on top, essentially sandwiching everything in between the parchment paper. when you iron is heated up, put your iron on top the the paper and slowly begin to Iron. You will begin to see the ingredients melt and mix.
6. Irony slowly for a 30 second or until all wax is melted and moved around. Lift up the top sheets and make sure wax is evenly distributed, if some spots are not waxed add a few extra pellets.
7. When wax is totally spread out and fabric is sufficiently coated lift it off the ironing board and place on the the parchment paper set aside for drying. In 5 minutes you wax wrap should be made and ready to go.
DIY beeswax wraps are super easy and super fun to make. I love customizing the sizes and also making these with friends. Of course you can always shop of pre-made beeswax wrap collection, but sometimes Doing it yourself is just so much more fun!