Friday, February 22, 2013

Beeswax Kitchen Cloth Success (Tutorial to come)


I'm sure there are a few of you who have heard of waterproof cloth made with beeswax to cover and wrap food with. I had not until today. I have never used plastic wrap but I wouldn't mind an alternative for wrapping up a thing here and there. I found many tutorials online but there were a few things I thought about doing to make the process a little easier and a little cleaner. After all, working with wax can be quite messy. I like messy when it's with dirt or paint but wax on my hands isn't something I enjoy.

There is no way to avoid some mess but I think I've found a pretty good way to get a nice consistent product and I'll post a tutorial on how I made them in a few days. I couldn't do a tutorial in this terrible kitchen lighting! 

I am happy to say though, that these wraps are waterproof.

I am also going to try making a few snack bags too. I can't use PUL . I don't feel right about using it. What do you use in place of plastic in your house? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks!!!

10 comments:

  1. I must be really out of the loop. I have never heard of using beeswax to waterproof fabric. I look forward to your tutorial & will have to make sure my readers see it :)

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    1. Apparently, it's an old-fashioned thing! :)

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    1. It was to me too when I first heard about them.

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  3. This sounds lovely, I look forward to your tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing on Creative Friday.
    :)
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! I love Creative Friday! And I love your blog, and your patterns too!

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  4. It makes sense because wax is what I used to waterproof my hiking boots. I am looking forward to learning how to do this!

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  5. I had never heard of this either, but look forward to reading your tutorial. I popped over here from "Creative Learning Fridays" link up, but have ended up spending quite some time reading your blog, which I love! I even just bought the flying unicorn knitting pattern that you recommended! My daughter will love it. Anyway, due to me learning I have organ damage from an autoimmune disease, I've been trying to go as toxin free as possible, to lighten the load on my kidneys (I was semi-crunchy before that, but now I am becoming a crunchy Nazi), this includes eliminating plastic whenever I can. So I'm excited to hear how this works out for you and any other suggestions people have.

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  6. This sounds very interesting and I'm also looking forward to your tutorial. Did you use organic fabric or does the beeswax "seal" it?
    We use stainless steel and glass containers for everything. I'm glad that Ziploc is BPA free now but that doesn't eliminate the fact that it's still making more plastic. I made some "cheesecloth-like" fabric produce bags awhile ago but never used them. It's next on my list of things to change!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ joey ~
    ps. If you would like to share your creative ideas at my weekend Link Up - sharing creative ideas, we'd love to have you!

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    1. Thank you Joey! I most definitely will! You really should use your produce bags! I dyed a bunch of extra ones I had and I now use them for reusable gift wrapping!

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