How to make reusable wax cloth wrappers at home in minutes originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Time to break up with another form of single use plastic thanks to these easy eco-friendly homemade wax wrappers.
Follow these simple steps below to make your own sustainable packaging that's a great way to keep your food fresh.
What you'll need
Cosmetic-grade beeswax pellets
100% cotton fabric
Scissors or pinking shears
Binder clips or clothespins (optional)
How it's made
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Measure and trim the clean cotton fabric to desired size and place on baking sheet.
Sprinkle wax pellets over the fabric and evenly distribute them over the surface. Place in the oven.
Allow the wax to melt for four to eight minutes. Remove from the oven and spread the wax with a paintbrush to cover evenly across the cloth.
Hang the cloth to dry using tongs or once cool to the touch.
You can make the wraps in a variety of shapes and sizes to cover anything from a bowl of greens to a pouch for veggies or other snacks.
The wrappers can be washed by hand in cold water with a mild dish soap and air-dried.