June Virtual Craft Club – Plastic Free Food Wrapping

This month’s subject on the virtual craft club program was chosen in the context of the WI Campaigns around the reduced use of plastic (https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns). Most of us use all manner of single use plastic materials on a daily basis – from clingfilm to straws to food trays. Reducing them even on a small scale can make a big difference in the long-term.

Beeswax Food Wraps

The idea is to make re-useable food wraps that can replace the use of clingfilm and other single use plastics. Read more about it by clicking here or google the subject – there are plenty of reading resources available online.

Make Your Own Wraps

Here are some videos to help you along the way in making your own food wraps. Size and design are entirely down to your own requirements and taste, so have some fun using up odd scaps of fabric that may be floating around your craft drawer! Since non-essential shops are due to open again in the near future it hopefully won’t be too difficult to stock up on the ingredients, but otherwise they are readily available online.

Crafty Patti – 4 Ways to make Food Wraps

The Crafts Channel – Making Beeswax Food Wraps

Try a few more ideas

And if you want to take the subject further, have a look at these ideas to reduce waste in day-to-day life:

Exploring Alternatives

The DIY Mommy

Hope you enjoy this month’s virtual craft club – Stay safe out there until we can meet again!

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