Even though people have credited Thomas Edison with the invention of wax paper, unfortunately he didn’t. He did have a lot to do with inventing a way to manufacture it efficiently and inexpensively.
The person who did invent wax paper in 1851 was named Gustave Le Gray. At that time it was used in photography, then in later years it was used commercially, then in households for wrapping food. It’s very good in this application because wax paper keeps moisture away from your food.
But wrapping food isn’t the only thing you can use it for, so here are 20 ways you can use wax paper around the house.
Make Snack Pouches For Lunch Boxes
If you should need an impromptu container for your child’s lunch box snack just make a pouch to place them in. Fold a sheet of wax paper in half, then fold the edges in a few times and tape. Now you should have something that looks like a little bag. Put your snacks inside and fold the top down a few times.
Use For Your Candied Apples
After you make your candied apples or caramel apples place them on a sheet of wax paper to dry.
Make A Funnel
You can use waxed paper to make a funnel for mixing dry ingredients when cooking or for other applications where you need a funnel and don’t have one.
Use For Piping Icing
My mother use to do this by folding a sheet of waxed paper diagonally, then roll it into a cone and tape it. Fill your cone with icing, fold the top down, squeeze gently until the icing fills the narrow passage of the cone, then snip the tip to the size you want your piping to come out.
Use For Baking
When you bake your cakes, instead of dusting the bottom of the pans with flour, use wax paper. Use your cake pan to trace the size you need. When your cake is done, just peel the wax paper of the bottom of your cake.
Use For Your Stamps
Using wax paper is ideal for storing your loose stamps to keep them from sticking together, or to anything else.
Use On You Leaves
If you love to collect any type of Fall leaves, just spread them out between sheets of wax paper. Cover with a piece of towel paper, then press with a warm iron. The wax will transfer to the leaves and preserve them.
Use On Your Zippers
Metal zippers have a way of getting stuck or not closing smoothly. All you have to do is lubricate the zipper teeth by rubbing waxed paper over them a few times.
Use On Your Salad Bowls
After you wash and dry your wooden bowls, you can seal them by rubbing them with all over with wax paper.
Use In Your Paint Cans
If you don’t use all the paint in your cans, preserve the paint by putting wax paper over the top of it.
Lubricate Your Clothes Rod
Sometimes you can have trouble pushing or pulling your hangers along your clothes rod. To eliminate this, just lubricate the rod by running a piece of wax paper over it.
Use With Your Candles
Wax paper is ideal for storing your candles. Just wrap them each in a sheet of paper and store in a box.
Use On Your Appliances
You can shine your counter tops and your appliances by rubbing them with a sheet of wax paper them shining with a soft cloth.
Use With Your Mixer
Cover the bowl with a piece of waxed paper when mixing. This will stop your ingredients from splattering. Cut a piece of paper to cover the bowl, then cut two holes for the handle of your beaters.
Use As A Sun Catcher
You can use wax paper to show your children how to make a sun catcher. Scatter flakes of different color crayons onto the wax paper. Fold it, cover with a sheet of towel paper, and iron. This will melt the flakes and create your sun catcher.
Use On Your Floor
Use a sheet of wax paper and your dust mop to shine your floor. Just take your mop and push the wax paper along the floor to clean it.
Use In Your Microwave
Place a sheet of wax paper over your food to keep it from splattering.
Use On Polished Shoes
After you finish polishing your shoes and the polish is dry, rub your shoes with wax paper and this will stop the polish from smearing.
This completes Wax Paper: 18 Ways to Use it Around the House. I hope you enjoyed the article and discovered an idea that you can use.