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Kensington Waxed Wraps

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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...

Tools

  • scissors
  • iron or oven
  • parchment paper or tin foil
  • paper towels or dish towel

Materials

  • gingham fabric
  • floral fabric
  • beeswax pellets

Time

15 minutes
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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!

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First things first, wash your fabric with detergent and warm water then set it aside to dry before moving on to the other steps!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Once the fabric is completely coated gently peel it off the parchment paper starting at one corner. Be careful because it is hot wax!

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Lift it up and hold it for about 30 seconds to a minute while the wax cools.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BlueSkies

over 3 years ago

I missed the set about washing the fabric.. Color was left behind by the flower print. Are they still useable? Read all the directions twice before starting.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @blueskies - yes still usable!

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hsmith890

over 3 years ago

I only got one wrap--the blue plaid!

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @hsmith890 uh oh! We'll put the flower one in the mail for you!

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mcmurphyl

over 3 years ago

Should the fabric square be waxed right side up or down?

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @mcmurphyl if you let the wax seep all the way through the fabric it won't matter what side is up or down. Make sure the wax is completely melted through before letting it dry. If after it dries you see places where the wax didn't flow to, you can add more wax to those areas and re-iron over the entire surface!

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LaPetiteAbeille

over 3 years ago

@blueskies - the same happened to me too! And I DID wash the fabric beforehand. Oh well, now it has that aged, vintage look.

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Lori2

over 3 years ago

I really like this project, very cute. To avoid color transfer I ironed the gingham cloth first.

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ewaldie

over 3 years ago

Love this project (and this collection)! I washed both of my fabric swatches in my washer, then hung them out to air dry. They turned out just fine, without any bleeding.

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Katieface

over 3 years ago

I don't have parchment paper on hand - is there something else I can substitute for it, or will I need to buy some?

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @katieface - you can use tin foil, but be extra careful as it stays hotter, longer than the parchment paper.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Happy to hear that @ewaldie!

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staciebrown

over 3 years ago

Would love to see these make it to the shop.