WRAPPA Yourself Beeswax DIY Bar

WRAPPA Yourself - Beeswax DIY Bar

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The WRAPPA Yourself Beeswax bar is hand made in beautiful Adelaide using local beeswax and WRAPPA's secret formula to create the perfect wax wrap. What a fun, unique and eco-friendly way to create a sustainable alternative to plastic cling film.

  • The WRAPPA Yourself Beeswax Bar will make approximately 6-10 wraps, depending on the size of your fabric and the method you use to cover your wraps.
  • The colour of the wax will have slight variations due to the natural nature of the ingredients and seasonal variation of beeswax.
  • Dig out your favourite scraps of fabric to make your own personalised WRAPPA wraps!

CREATING YOUR WRAPPA

There are two options to create your own WRAPPA wraps, chose one or try them both, we'd love to hear and see how you go!

Grate + Iron

You will need:
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  • 1 bar of WRAPPA yourself beeswax or plant-based wax

  • A grater
  • Light cotton fabric (homespun or calico is ideal) cut to your preferred wrap size
  • Iron + flat surface (ironing board or table)

  • Towel or old cloth to protect your ironing board or table
  • 2 sheets of baking paper (bigger than your piece of fabric)

  • Clothes-line (or something to hang on) + pegs
  1. Start off by placing an old towel or cloth on your ironing board or table.
  2. Turn your iron on to the hottest heat setting and make sure your steam is off.
  3. Place your chosen wrap fabric on top of one sheet of baking paper, then grate a fine layer of wax on top of the fabric. (Start out with less, you can always add more if you aren’t happy with the thickness and consistency of the wrap).
  4. Cover the fabric and grated wax with the other sheet of baking paper. 
  5. When your iron has reached temperature, begin to iron the baking paper / wax / fabric sandwich in slow, circular movements.
  6. The wax with melt and spread itself evenly across the fabric making any uncovered sections obvious to the eye.
  7. Lift the paper to check the consistency and make sure the entire piece of fabric is coated. If you are finding you have some dry patches or your wrap is too thin, grate some more wax on troublesome areas, replace the baking paper and repeat the ironing process. Cotton fabrics are quite absorbent, so the wax may seep through to the other side giving the entire piece of fabric a coating of wax.
  8. Remove the baking paper and hang your wrap up to dry for a few minutes and you’re good to go!

NOTE - The trick is to not make the wax later too thick – this is why most DIY wraps crack!

Melt + Brush
You will need:


  • 1 bar of WRAPPA yourself beeswax or plant-based wax

  • An ovenproof dish
  • Light cotton fabric (homespun or calico is ideal) cut to your preferred wrap size
  • 1 sheet of baking paper (bigger than your piece of fabric)
  • 1 x pastry brush

  • Clothes-line (or something to hang on) + pegs
  1. Prehead your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Place your bar of wax in an oven proof dish.
  3. Put dish in your oven and allow the wax to melt completely (it should only take a few minutes).
  4. Alternatively, you could place the wax bar in a metal bowl and melt it over a saucepan of boiling water.
  5. While your wax is melting, on a protected flat surface, lay out your baking paper and place a piece of fabric on top.
  6. Once the wax has completely melted, use your pastry brush to paint on the wax evenly. Cotton fabrics are absorbent so the wax will seep through on to the other side giving the entire piece of fabric a coating of wax
  7. Once you have a nice, even coat of wax remove it from the baking paper and hang to dry for a few minutes and you’re good to go!

NOTE: DO NOT put the wax in the microwave.  The trick is to not make the wax coating too thick – this is why most DIY wraps crack. 

CARING FOR YOUR WRAPPA:
Please keep away from heat and sunlight as this will melt your wrap.  Wipe down or gently wash in mild detergent (we recommend Tri Nature's Chamomile) in tepid water.  For this reason, please do not use to wrap meat - hot water is required to kill staphylococcus bacteria.

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