Bees Wax Snack Wrap - a DIY Up-Cycling Project

I first made these reusable and fun bees wax snack wraps with scraps of left over material. Since then I have discovered that I love to use old cloth table napkins. They are a quick make, and I use them often to wrap snacks and sandwiches. I enjoy using colorful wraps to bring a bit of colour and fun to my lunch time.

These super simple to make, one ingredient and tools you will likely find in your house.


• Cloth napkins, I like to find fun ones in second hand shops (be sure to wash them before proceeding), or scraps of leftover material from other projects

• Bees wax, I get mine from my local health food store and it comes from local bees

• Wax paper


• Grater, I use a box grater

• Iron

• Cookie sheet


1. Grate the bees wax using the grate

2. Line the cookie sheet with a piece of wax or parchment paper

3. Lay the cloth napkin on the parchment paper

4. Sprinkle with grated bees wax

5. Lay a second sheet of parchment paper over the cloth napkin

6. Use the iron on medium/high setting to melt the beeswax into the cloth, move the iron around consistently

7. Hang the saturated cloth napkin to dry

8. Wash snack wraps with lukewarm soapy water. I wash them with the dishes and hang to dry. If the snack wraps get wrinkly or the wax begins to crack or wear, you can iron again and add more bees wax if needed.


Country chick living in a small town. Mom. Artist. Creator. Intimacy Farmer. Passionate about turning your discards into cool and useable shit! Oh, and... Lover of plants, grower of food.

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