We all know that single-use plastics are an environmental disaster. Our DIY food wraps are the perfect alternative – and they’re super easy to make. Choose your cloth design and size, then shave off some beeswax from the pre-mixed block, melt, and apply. Done!
Once made, there are endless ways to use them. Here are just 15 practical ideas for using your DIY food wrap kits.
#1 An alternative to cling wrap. Beeswax food wraps are one of the most environmentally-friendly ways to cover your food. Whenever you think about reaching for the cling wrap, reach for the food wraps instead.
#2 They’re stylish. You can choose attractive prints and cloths, such as quilting fabric and calico.
#3 Re-use or compost. Keep re-using the food wraps by replacing the beeswax every 6 to 12 months. When you’re finished, stick them in your compost.
4 Use them on-the-go. The wraps are perfect for packing up school or work lunches.
#5 Great for snacks. Use them to wrap up fruit and veg for snacks during the day.
#6 Make little food bags. For small foods, such as nuts, raisins and sultanas, make cute little bundles using square wraps.
#7 Get crafty. Make little snack bags for toddlers – after waxing your cloth, hand sew along the edges to make small bags that are easy for little hands to open and close.
#8 Larger bags. Make yourself a bag big enough to store bread and pastries to keep them fresh. You can also save kitchen space by hanging it up.
#9 Keep your vegetables fresh. Wrap whole vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini and cucumbers to keep them fresher for longer.
#10 Get organised. Use the wraps to prepare ready-to-go snacks that you can store in the freezer. For example, you can use them for sandwiches and cakes.
#11 On-the-go wipes. You can carry your wet soap and face washer in a wrap. Unlike a plastic bag, the beeswax wrap is breathable, so wet items won’t get smelly.
#12 Travelling. Try using a little piece to cover your toothbrush’s head instead of buying plastic covers.
#13 Perfect for recycling. Put your old sheets, pillowcases and tea towels to work by turning them into wraps. All you’ll need is our Beeswax Wrap Kits and some scissors.
#14 Entertain the kids. Making the wraps can be a fun activity for the kids, with the bonus of teaching them about protecting the environment.
#15 The perfect gift. They make an excellent present for family and friends – take a look at our range of beautifully designed and easy to make DIY Food Wrap Kits for ideas.
And finally, they’re easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe the wraps with a warm, damp cloth or gently swish them in a sink of warm water with a mild, natural detergent. Rinse, allow to dry thoroughly, and they’re ready to go again!