Hi friends! When my kids were little we would go and pick gobs and gobs of strawberries and then I would make jam. It was so good, much better than store-bought! I loved sharing the jam with friends and family. I am not much of a cook so making something people actually wanted to eat felt good:) I love to receive homemade jams, salsa and pickles too. I even love how translucent and pretty they look in the pantry. Since they are lovely on their own it does not take much to get them ready for gifting. I find a simple tag or label does the trick!
I found the round sticky labels at the dollar store but office supply stores also have them and they are not expensive. All you need is a few stamps to gussy up the labels and then you can handwrite on the item and date canned. Another fun idea is to write the recipe on the back of the tag unless it is a secret;)
Video! *Note, the first 4 minutes are talking about options for different types of homemade foods, if you want to jump right into the stamping skip ahead;)
- Round self adhesive labels
- Kraft tags
- Stamps, Fruit Wreath, Eden, Grape border, Sugar Peas (also used for peppers), Plentiful Harvest
- Dye ink
- Sponge or ink brush
Even if you don’t plan to can this year you can apply this technique to birthday and holiday gifts. Our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry just released 5 new sets perfect for fall, winter and Christmas and you can use the coupon code LABELS to get 20% off (orders of $10+ of mounted stamps. Expires Sunday, July 24, 2016) and stock up so you can be ready…heck, these sets make great gifts too, just sayin’ 😉
I hope this post inspired you to use those stamps, and maybe make some jam! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!