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5/07/2011

Mind Your Own BeesWax :)

Oh my gosh, isn't it annoying when your once smooth cake of beeswax gets all crumbly, scarred, and difficult to use?  Well here was my poor pitiful cake of beeswax before I fixed it today---

Luckily it is fast and easy to get a cake of beeswax nice and smooth again.  First, lay a piece of baker's parchment paper or aluminum foil on top of your ironing board. Next, place your crumbling beeswax on top of the parchment paper (or foil).  Now with a hot steam iron...hold the iron above that poor pitiful crumbling wax, and give it a few good shots of steam...being careful not to actually touch the wax with your iron.

Here is my nice smooth beeswax cake after steaming. Yes, some of the wax will melt and you will lose a bit...but it sure beats running your thread through a scarred cake of wax and dealing with the crumbs !

(Oops! Did you get some wax on the bottom of your iron? Don't worry, just heat the iron and rub the sole-plate over some scrap 100% cotton fabric. The wax will melt into the fabric :)

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11 Comments:

Blogger ashley0107 said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll remember it when mine gets that way :)
Ashley x

10:48 AM  
Blogger BetsyV said...

I have to do this today. My cake is actually half used and crumbles every time I use it. THANKS!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Great tip! Thank you.

3:37 PM  
Blogger K.Line said...

Great tip.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Cactusneedle said...

Thanks for the tip! Mine is in need of a facelift!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Brilliant! I just reinvigorated my wax thanks to this tip.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

This is a great tip!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my dress...

11:53 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Genius! I actually tried to melt mine into a dixie cup but what a pain. I'll remember this.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

GREAT idea! Thanks!

1:29 AM  
Blogger Tany said...

That's a great tip, Pam! Thanks!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Bobbieann said...

Great tip as a few of mine were on thier way to the trash can. Thanks bunches.

9:37 PM  

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