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DIY Beeswax Wraps - Waste Smart Christmas

Sat 7th Dec 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


$20 AUD + BF

$20 AUD + BF

DIY Beeswax Wraps - Waste Smart Christmas

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Sat 7th Dec 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Brisbane Tool Library
The Edge (part of the State Library of Queensland), Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Bank

Event description

Keep your waste to a minimum this Christmas by learning how to make your own beeswax wraps. They make great Christmas gifts and can also be used at your Christmas feasts. Join Sam and Sean from the Brisbane Tool Library and find out how you can reduce your plastic footprint with this reusable alternative to cling wrap. 

During the workshop you will learn how to choose and prepare your fabric, prepare the beeswax recipe, apply it to your fabric and how to use and wash your beeswax food wraps.

The Brisbane Tool Library will provide all materials needed, but you are also welcome to bring your own repurposed fabric (more indications below). 

This workshop is appropriate for beginners and is an 18+ event.

This event is proudly subsidised by Brisbane City Council as part of the reuse program of events.

Agenda for the day:

  • 9.45am: Participants arrive and register
  • 10am: Intro to Brisbane Tool Library
  • 10.05am: Making wax wraps
  • 12.30am: Let’s mingle for a bit!
  • 1pm: Doors close

What to bring?

  • Clothes that you are willing to get dirty. No loose clothing preferred.
  • Shoes that you are willing to get dirty. Covered shoes preferred.
  • If you have long hair, hair ties.
  • If you have any specific fabrics that you would like to turn into wraps, you are more than welcome to bring them along as long as they follow the following specifications. Some ideas include bringing old clothes back to life, linens, etc.  
    • Fabrics should be lightweight with a tight weave. They should also be natural fibres such as pure cotton or linen.
    • Please pre-wash before the workshop.
    • You will need at least 80cm X 115cm of fabric. This will yield at least:
      • 3 large 36x36cm
      • 3 medium 31x31
      • 3+ Small 21x21cm wraps.

(Templates for cutting these sizes will be available and we will also have fabric opptions available on the day.)

What is the Brisbane Tool Library?

The Brisbane Tool Library is a place where you can borrow tools, sports equipment and camping gear. It is a loaning service, just like a book library! 

We offer the community a practical way to save money, space and reduce their impact on the environment.

A membership at the Brisbane Tool Library is $75 a year, but with a ticket to this workshop you will have the option to purchase a discounted membership of $50/year.

How to get there?


The Brisbane Tool Library is based at the carpark level (Level 0) of The Edge building (State Library of Queensland)

For further information feel free to email events@brisbanetoollibrary.org or call us at the Brisbane Tool Library on 3842 9403  during our opening hours.

Brisbane Tool Library in partnership with the State Library of Queensland.

Refund Policy

Refunds are available 7 days prior to the event

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