DIY ideas for Easter: I’ll show you how you can make sustainable beeswax towels and simple napkins for Easter decorations yourself.
Make beeswax towels & Easter decorations yourself – Event with Wayfair & Spoonflower
Dear Ones, Easter is coming! In times of corona, quarantine & toilet paper hamster purchases, we all experience Easter this year a little differently than usual. I can imagine that many of you will have to experience some restrictions and, for example, cannot travel to family over Easter. But I think we should make the best of the situation. Because spending time at home is actually not that bad – so there is more time for getting creative! And to match that, I have 2 DIY ideas for Easter today for you: I want to show you how you can make beeswax towels & Easter decorations yourself.
I was recently invited by Wayfair and Spoonflower to a beautifully prepared Easter event in the Wayfair office in Berlin. Together with other bloggers and creative enthusiasts, we were shown how we can easily make sustainable beeswax towels and Easter decorations napkins ourselves. Beeswax towels are a wonderful alternative to conventional cling film or aluminum foil, because you can easily clean and reuse them after use. Since I am currently making my everyday life a little more sustainable, I was very excited about this DIY project. In addition to the beeswax cloths, there was also a decorative DIY workshop: We have learned different techniques on how to make simple but still very nice rabbits from napkins. You can find both instructions below!
Who doesn’t know Wayfair & Spoonflower yet: Up Wayfair.de you will find everything about your home such as furniture, lamps, textiles, decoration and much more. The selection is very extensive and there is something for every budget. On Spoonflower.de you can upload your own designs or choose from a huge selection of already finished designs and have fabrics or wallpaper printed with them. You can find all the fabric designs used at the event here.
Do you fancy the instructions? Then scroll further down!
Make beeswax towels yourself
+ Jojoba oil
+ old iron
+ Baking paper
It is best to use an old iron for this DIY project, which you only use for the production of beeswax. For example, you can get a used iron at the flea market.
And this is how it works:
In the first step, beeswax, resin and jojoba oil are mixed together. This happens in the following ratio: 12 parts beeswax, 9 parts resin, 1 part jojoba oil.
Then you lay out some baking paper on a non-iron base, put your remnants of fabric on it and put so much wax-resin-oil mixture on the fabric that it is evenly covered.
Now place another baking paper on the fabric and iron it on a medium heat. The wax mixture should be evenly distributed over the entire fabric.
Now all you have to do is carefully pull off the baking paper, let the cloth cool down – done!
With the finished beeswax cloth you can now keep your food fresh. With normal use, the wipes are stable for about 1 year. The cloths can then be composted or used as a lighter for wood stoves or campfires. So there is no unnecessary waste here.
Do you like the instructions? I am definitely very happy with my new beeswax cloths and will use them to cover bowls, pack bread and so on.
As I told you above, the beeswax workshop was not the only DIY workshop that we had during the event. In the next step I will show you how you can make beautiful Easter napkins yourself!
Make Easter decorations yourself: DIY rabbit napkins
+ Napkin made of fabric or paper
+ Jute cord
Blown egg or plastic egg
+ Greenery for decorating
And this is how it works:
First fold the napkin diagonally so that a triangle results. Then place the triangle on the table in front of you with the tip facing you.
Now the napkin is approx. folded two fingers wide at the bottom tip. You do this until you reach the top edge.
Now the egg is placed in the middle of the napkin. The two ends of the napkin are fixed to rabbit ears with the jute cord. In addition, you can attach greens as decoration to the cord. For example, I used some eucalyptus. The rabbit napkin is ready!
During the workshop, we also learned other techniques for folding napkins. HERE you will find an article with all instructions.
Do you like the two ideas? In any case it was a wonderful afternoon for me, many thanks again to Wayfair & Spoonflower for the lovely invitation!
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