Before I know it, our library fundraiser will sneak up on me… and so I’m trying to work on my silent auction donations.
Today’s craft was a mixture of new and old. Have you ever read books where to waterproof or protect an item, they wrapped it in waxed cloth? Or think about waxed paper… now think back to when they *really* waxed paper!
It’s a new trend… to use wax cloth instead of cling wrap. Now don’t get me wrong, this stuff won’t hold like Press N Seal, but it does work in most situations.
Ingredients? Beeswax and cotton cloth. I’ve got that…
Now, if you watch videos on how to do this… they say to grate the wax over the top of your fabric. (or buy beeswax already grated) Well, that’s not really nice to your grater… and it takes time and it’s not really easy… So, I did my own take.
I foil lined a cookie sheet and put it in a 200˚ oven. Once hot, I took my bar of beeswax and let it melt onto the foil. I then took my pieces of fabric and laid them in the melted wax.
Letting it soak up the wax, but not enough to crack when bent, it took a few trips in and out of the oven before it was up to specs.
To use, all you do is use the warmth of your hand to seal it to itself or bowl. When it gets dirty, a simple rinse should clean it up. I’m eager to try them myself, but first, I have three sizes made up for the auction.