Why not wrap your gifts in something that serves more than one purpose? You can create this awesome DIY Beeswax Gift Wrap in your own home with just a few natural ingredients.
I love beautifully wrapped Christmas presents but single use wrapping paper does create a lot of waste. It’s such a good idea to wrap presents in beeswax wrap, it’s both beautiful and re-usable afterwards. You can re-use the wrap as eco-friendly food covers or gift wrap that can used over and over again. It is so much simpler to make than you would think!
DIY BEESWAX GIFT WRAP
Since Christmas is coming up, we have been very lucky because Krissy Ballinger is sharing her instructions on how to make her special Beeswax Gift Wrap in your own home with just a few ingredients. This particular craft activity comes from her Inspired Little Gift Book. Why not wrap your gifts in something that serves more than one purpose? Secure with some ribbon or natural twine and leave a note for the receiver to re-purpose the wrap in the kitchen as a food cover.
YOU WILL NEED
- 20 grams of beeswax
- Tight – weave fabric of choice (approx. 30cm x 30cm in size)
- Using pinking shears, measure and cut fabric. This minimises fraying of edges.
- Lay down a large sheet of parchment paper and place fabric on top. Add beeswax to the centre of the fabric.
- Place the second sheet of parchment paper on top, and iron (low setting) with gentle pressure, pushing melted wax towards the outer edges.
- Continue until all of the fabric has been saturated with beeswax.
- If required, lift parchment paper, it is important to make sure the entire piece of fabric is well coated with beeswax and still hot. Quickly lift off the top piece of parchment paper, then grab 2 corners of fabric and remove from the bottom sheet of parchment paper.
- Hold the coated fabric up for 5 – 10 seconds until dry.
- HINT: MAKE SURE YOUR PARCHMENT PAPER IS LARGER THAN YOUR FABRIC SQUARE
Makes: 1 sheet (quantity is perfect for wrapping one small gift) GIFTING NOTES To Use: Cover bowls of leftover food, wrap sandwiches or cut fruit, or reuse as a gift wrap
DIY HOMEMADE FIZZY BATH BOMBS – Krissy has also shared her homemade fizzy bath bomb recipe with us a few months ago from The Inspired Little Book. Be sure to give this one a go as well. The full recipe can be found in my previous post here.