Here we are in mid-January, some of us still recovering from the impact that these holidays can make on our bank accounts. I have joined 9 other bloggers in giving you 10 ideas on how to save money. I love these heartful and generous ladies! You can check out their money saving tips here.
One of my New Year resolutions is to waste less and in turn to save money. I have been working to create a plastic free kitchen (not easy to do) and a step I am taking this January is to replace my plastic wrap with these yummy smelling DIY bees wax cloth wrap. I was reminded of these old fashioned goodies when I visited my urban homestead store here in Portland. They were selling these wax covered cloths for $8 a pop and I knew this was a perfect DIY. All you need is organic beeswax that you can grate or get in pellets and some cotton scraps. I picked up my cotton cloth in the quilter’s bin of pre-cut fat quarters. They were only a few dollars each. So for less than a latte, I have these pretty plastic wrap replacements. I am loving using them for my cheese and sandwiches and made several for my favorite metal bowls that often go into the fridge. To form the wrap around the bowl, let the warmth of your hands soften the wax. Remember to not wash in the dishwasher, but use a lukewarm water and some organic soap between uses. Check out my step-by-step tutorial below!