I did a project!
On my way to reducing my waste to as little as possible, I have made some beeswax wraps! Unfortunately I can’t give you a great method to do this, as I have not had the best results, but I do have some pretty great advice:
- Use baking paper. I was so close to not using any, but thank goodness I did: without it, I would have had a massive mess. As it is, the mess was only mediumish. More particulalry, use more than enough – it can be re-used, and saves a lot of time afterwards in cleaning wax off oven trays.
- Use a pretty material. For one thing, it’s pretty. For another, it will interest other people to think of doing the same or purchasing some ready-made ones.
- Cut some different shapes, and don’t worry about the whole inches and measuring thing – leftover food doesn’t come in uniform sizes, so food wraps don’t need to either!
- I used a knife to cut chunks of the besswax from my hefty blocks, which was good because I didn’t damage my awesome Microplane grater, but nearly caused a significant injury way too close to my tummy-button. Be careful if you do this.
- This website falls into my own hobby categorisation: fun, pretty, eco-friendly, cost-efficient – How To Make Your Own Reusable Food Wrap
I hope that that helps anyone out there who wants to have a go! And please, send me your advice too!