Homemade Beeswax Wraps

So easy to make! 

I experimented with using soy wax.  I wasn’t pleased with the outcome.  It didn’t stick to my bowl and felt greasy rather than sticky. 

If you want to give it a try, here is what worked for me: 

Set your oven to 200F. Cover a baking sheet with foil and parchment paper or just parchment.  Cut your desired shape/size fabric with pinking shears. Place your fabric on the lined baking sheet. I used 1/8 tsp coconut oil (keeps the fabric malleable after it dries)  to 1 1/2 cup beeswax pellets* (I buy mine from Soapers Choice) melted together and stirred well to combine. Brush the melted wax/oil mixture on with a brush you don’t intend to use for anything else! If the beeswax begins to harden on your fabric before you are finished, pop the baking sheet/fabric in the oven for a minute or two and finish brushing until your fabric is completely coated with a thin coat of the beeswax/oil mixture.  Remove the beeswax wrap from the parchment and place it on a clean sheet of parchment to cool and dry.  VOILA! 

I am thinking if I ever open my etsy shoppe again, I might add these.

*a few websites suggested using pine resin to keep the wraps sticky, but honestly, I didn’t want any scent but beeswax and I wasn’t sure the pine resin would be odorless.  

Until next time, I am…

We came out on the other side…

of the holidays! It was a wonderful month of December.  So wonderful I didn’t find time to make a post.  Husband made it home December 6th and we had a lovely, lovely time while he was home.  

I am kicking off the new year (2020????) with simplifying, recycling, decluttering and preparing for us to downsize our empty nest.  I am really looking forward to the next chapter of what has already been a blessed life.  

We are starting to look for a smaller home and preparing this one to put on the market.  We have a beautiful home and we have loved living here, but it is time to find a place suited for two people.  We also have to think toward Husband’s retirement in a few years. So, the winds of change are a-blowin! 

I hope to be sharing some more sewing, crafting and baking posts very soon.  I stay very busy I am just not sure what it is I do all day! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, I am…



Jingle All the Way

My favorite Christmas movies which I will begin watching, in no particular order: 

  • Prancer
  • Elf
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Christmas Vacation
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • The Grinch
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Happy Christmas
  • Home Alone
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Santa Clause
  • Die Hard
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Flight Before Christmas
  • Deck the Hall
  • The Christmas Gift (with John Denver)
  • A Christmas in Vermont
  • The Legend of the Christmas Witch
  • A Sweet Christmas Romance
  • Christmas Cupcakes

I’d love to know what you watch during the holidays.