Hey I have a question, does your dishes and hands get sticky?
The fabric won't compost if it's having chemical dyes or if it's not completely organic. Only a 100% organic fabric will breakdown in the compost bin
really love the idea by using the iron, Because I dont have any oven
When they stop working couldn't you just add more wax and warm it up again to cool?
Candles are made with bees wax. I think I'll use white candles of patterned fabric and colored candles on white fabric!
Why compost after 150? Can they be resaturated?
3:58 Schmutz 😀 always fun to find/ hear german words used in other languages ^^
Stained and worn clothing CAN be donated – they are baled up and sent for recycling – many will be used to make totally new fabrics and other will be used in other ways so please don't hesitate to donate clothing that you think isn't good enough for the thrift stores –
I'm so happy you posted this!! Thank you so much!! I love these but yes they are super expensive online so i figured it wasn't realistic for me. I'm so happy I can use it now 🙂
I'm sorry did you say your town recently STOPPED recycling????? WHAT???????????
I checked out the Amazon link for the bees wax. Here are 3 of the reviews: (1) "You can't. I had to return mine because it was useless to me. I now exclusively use wax from Hansi Organics. No chemical smell – it's actually pure. This is misrepresented as a product. You can find Hansi Orfanics wax on Amazon or through their own website.
(2) By Samantha on December 17, 2014This product smells like petroleum not beeswax. I am unsure how it could be cosmetic grade and smell so awful and nothing like beeswax. I would not use this for anything cosmetic as they say you can- I am bummed that I waited to long to use and now say I can't return- I wish I would have read this 1st!
(3) By R Erickson on April 11, 2018I too had to send my order back for a refund. The odor is terrible! Mine smelled like burnt rubber, very nasty. I don't want that on my skin. I planned to use this in homemade deodorant sticks. So much for quality control. 🙁
WHAT was your experience as regards the "smell"?
How hot is the iron? Do you want it really hot?
Thank you just what I was looking for
Hi Lindsay. I am very excited about this project. I had no idea this even existed. I am going to make them to give presents to all my family. Easy, affordable and you can even use super cute fabrics . ❤️.Thank you so much !!! I subscribed to your channel , I cant wait to see more tutorials from you. Bay the way…do you mind giving me the information for your husband's cutting boards ? He has a website? or YouTube channel? I want to check them out !!! Thank you !!!!!
If people wish to reduce the amount of trash they produce, go to your local library and ask about memoirs of people during WW2. It was a pre-plastic time of austerity, aka making do with less and wasting very little for the war effort!
It would have been nice if the beeswax came inside a box instead of a plastic bag. Remember when graham crackers and Ritz, and Saltines came wrapped inside waxed paper?
How do you clean them?
Why not add bees wax again once they are used up? 150 uses just doesn't like much then to compost it.
Seems like you could use a blow-dryer on low heat to seal them quickly.
Your town stopped recycling?!?! That’s crazy. 😥
The irony in all of this is the fact that as a society we wanted convenience, now we are reverting back to practices that were being used from the early 1900s and up to the 1950s. Waste not, want not. Back then everyone was about using what they had, reusing food scraps in making stock or composting it. Now I've gotten on the kick of not buying anything that comes in plastic packaging. We used to put our trash and recycling out every week, now it's every two weeks! We've cut our trash consumption in half! Sometimes our recycling only goes out once a month. We lucked out this year on not having to buy a lot of meat, the hubby was able to get a deer this year. On occasion I still buy fund raising items from my kids because they are in Scouts, so it's a trade off. Lucky for my family I am a stay at home mother and am able to spend the time making foods more from scratch which is unheard of in this day and age, but I think it is the highest form of love for my family. Maybe that's the old school in me, maybe I'm just becoming more in tune with my true inner self.
In theory couldn't you rewax the sheets after the lifespan of uses?
Would this work OK with soy wax? Got vegans in the house who would probably prefer that ^^
Will old sheets work?
Oh wow I love this idea!!! I’m excited to try this, thanks so much for sharing how to make wax wraps, I’d love to use something other than plastic wrap. 👏🏻
It's been a couple months now… Are you still using them? Are they still working as expected? Have you had to rewax them at all?
Very cool. I watched someone else put theirs in the oven, but I like hands on better, and I’m in the camp of, I’m glad you ironed the material first! 😂
Just seen another vid on this and your vid is sooo much more informative and less effort sooo. Soo glad i found you and i will Thank You with a SUB 🤗👍✌️💝💝 loved this could NOT be More up my Alley. Im such the naturalist 🦋🌸🦋
I love this!
What are your measurements for small, medium and large?
so so so happy to see you doing crafts like this!! – Thank you for being awesome as per usual 🙂
where can I buy those things
What a great gift to make for loved ones too. Store bought like these are expensive.
Love, love, love this idea. Trying to eliminate plastic baggies, and other throw away type items(paper towels, plastic wrap, etc.)I was not able to use reusable containers for hubbies lunches. They are to bulky to fit in his bag. This is the perfect solution for wrapping his sandwiches. Thank you so much for sharing.Now I can make these and never buy plastic bags or wrap again🤗Thanks for sharing and caring about the environment 😘
excited to try making this as i have long been trying to find alternative fabric food wraps. planning to buy the wax pellets you linked and trying to figure out how many bags of the beeswax to get as i am planning to make them for gifts. i know that it all depends on the size of the fabric but if using a fat quarter, how many pcs can be waxed with 1 bag of the beeswax pellets?
Could paraffin wax be used instead? I am asking because that is what I have on hand.
Made these today as gifts! So easy and going to be a great nonplastic alternative. Thanks!
Great idea. Thanks for sharing and showing us how to make these covers.
More on the topic: what is the benefit of this covers over covering the bowl with a plate? Does it seal better or is it the adjustable size? We don't use plastic wrap (except for some water-coloring sometimes:D) – in the kitchen I just cover the bowl with a plate or a silicon cover – we've bought them about 15 years ago and they still look like new (and usually things in our household age quite quickly;). If somebody wouldn't be able to find beeswax or wouldn't want to go through all this for whatever reason but still wanted to do something for the environment…
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