Kensington Waxed Wraps
Gingham and soft floral prints are sealed in beeswax for this eco-friendly kitchen must-have. Pack your favorite veggies and tea sandwiches in the Kensington Waxed Wraps for an impromptu picnic in the park or an adorable office lunch. Now all you need is a plastic cup of rosé...
- iron or oven
- parchment paper or tin foil
- paper towels or dish towel
- gingham fabric
- floral fabric
- beeswax pellets
Gather your tools and materials. You'll want something to protect your surface while ironing so grab some paper towels or a junky dish towel.We are going to show you how to make this using an iron but skip to the last step if you would like to use an oven instead!
First things first, wash your fabric with detergent and warm water then set it aside to dry before moving on to the other steps!
Lay your dish towel down to protect your table surface. Cut a sheet of parchment paper large enough to lay one piece of fabric on top.
Sprinkle the beeswax pellets all over the fabric, even around the edges. You don't need a whole lot and you can always add more if the fabric isn't completely coated after the heating process.
Place a second sheet of parchment paper over the top. Set your iron to medium high and start moving it along the top of the parchment paper going back and forth. The wax will begin to melt. Continue going over the whole surface until all the wax is melted into the fabric.
Peel back the parchment paper to see if the wax has completely melted and covers the entire piece of fabric. If there are any bare spots where it hasn't seeped in, add a little more wax to those areas and go over it again with the hot iron.
Once the fabric is completely coated gently peel it off the parchment paper starting at one corner. Be careful because it is hot wax!
Lift it up and hold it for about 30 seconds to a minute while the wax cools.
Once the wax has completely dried you can trim the edges with scissors to make them straight and even. You can also use pinking shears if you have them but it's not necessary as the wax prevents the fabric edges from fraying.
Repeat all the steps for the second piece of fabric. These wraps are great for replacing plastic wrap in your kitchen. making them waste-free, plastic free, reusable, non-toxic, sustainable storage! Use the warmth of your hands to mould and shape the wraps over food and bowls/dishes. The wrap sticks to itself when you press firmly over a bowl or plate.When stored in the fridge the beeswax will harden helping to retain the shape and sealing in the freshness. To clean the wraps simply hand wash them under cool water with a little soap.
If you don't have an iron you can easily make these wraps using your oven! Turn your oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (don't use wax paper) and place your fabric on top of the parchment. Sprinkle on the beeswax just as we did in step 3 above. Place in warm oven. The wax will take about 5-8 minutes to melt but all ovens are different so check on it around the 4 minute mark. Once the wax has fully melted remove the baking sheet and follow steps 6-9. Repeat for the other piece of fabric.