Wednesday, August 11, 2010

we be jammin'

After many hours in a hot field, many more hours in a hot kitchen, and maybe one more hour in a reasonably cool dining room I have adorable jars of jam that are perfect for giving as gifts or hoarding for oneself.  Which is what I'm doing so far. 

I scoured blogland for cute canning paraphernalia and ended up using labels from eat drink chic.  (There are loads of others - check out the tags and labels from domestiflufflabels from A Sonoma Garden, and more labels from merriment design.)  
I printed the labels on sticker paper to make it easy on myself.
The red checkered fabric was in my stash so I simply used my pinking shears to cut squares for each jar. 
The 'homemade with love' tags were adorable but I didn't end up using them on the jars.  I have to admit that I changed my mind about them because I didn't have the right kind of string for tying them around the jars and I didn't want to go to the store and buy some.  'The jars look so cute already,' I told myself and then I whipped out my camera and started snapping away.
Next on the agenda: raspberry and blueberry jam.  How about you?  Have you ever canned anything?  Any suggestions?


  1. Beautiful! They look awesome with the hearts and gingham, and to think I gave mine away without even a label...

  2. stan & I made grape jam from concord grapes we found on the side of the road. it was so much fun...and so delicious!


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