Sara Davies shows how to make beeswax wraps in 3 simple steps

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Beeswax wraps have become a popular, eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil. Made from cotton coated with beeswax, they can be used to cover leftovers or to wrap on-the-go food like sandwiches and lunch box items.

This plastic-free storage solution is available to buy for around £12 for pack of three at John Lewis, but they're also easy to make at home, as entrepreneur and Dragon's Den star Sara Davies has recently shown us.

Sara shared her DIY tutorial on Instagram, explaining: "I’ve been buying the wraps, but then I read somewhere you could make your own at home and I had some leftover beeswax pellets from when I made lip balm a few months ago."

Alongside her video demonstration, Davies posted a short step-by-step guide to making the wraps at home.

Follow Davies's steps to make your own beeswax wraps:

  1. "Cut a square of fabric and place on a sheet of baking paper."

  2. "Sprinkle some of the beeswax pellets onto the fabric, you don’t need to cover it entirely."

  3. "Put another sheet over the top, and put the iron over the top melting all of the pellets and making sure the wax is pushed all over the fabric. If you don’t have enough wax just add a few more pellets and repeat."

After she melts the beeswax, Davies can be seen cutting her wrap to size and using it to cover a homemade sandwich.

To keep the wax coating on the wraps for longer, it could be worth trying a beeswax refresher cube to maintain the wax on each wrap.

For more craft inspiration from Sara Davies, be sure to read her column every month in Prima magazine.

Happy crafting!

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