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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Made By You Jam Labels {Free Printable}

I tried my hand at making and canning strawberry jam the other day (post on that coming tomorrow), and I wanted to come up with something cute to add to the jars. The jam turned out great, so I wanted the packaging to match the yummy jam (it is sooooo good).

I went for simple but cute with these printables.
There's a little back story to the "Erin Made It Jam" label. My dad's mom (who we call Bama) is an expert canner and a pretty darn good seamstress. She makes us all kinds of things for birthdays and Christmas and we refer to them as "Bama Made It..." For instance "Bama Made It Jelly" or a "Bama Quilt". She made the tent I shared here. So that's where that little phrase comes from.

I wanted to add a little something in addition to the labels, so I cut a circle of fabric to attach to the lid. 
I used a CD to get the size I wanted, but if you want your fabric to hand down a little more, then you could use something like a bowl or plate. I just traced around the CD with a pencil and then cut the circle out. I imagine the fabric will eventually fray, so you may want to zig zag it if you want to prevent that.

Remove your ring from your jar and lay your fabric on top centering it as best as you can.
Screw the ring back on your jar, and your fabric is attached.
I added some twine around the ring.
This is how I attached my label, but you could also do something like this:

Want to make your own? I've got printables available below for download. You can use a 1.5 inch circle punch and then a scalloped circle punch to frame the label. Here are the printables! I hope you enjoy them. :-)

All of the printables are blank, so you can either add your own name. There is also a "Made For You By..." option if you like that better than the "...Made It Jam" option.

"...Made It Jam" with strawberry: Half Page or Whole Page
"...Made It Jam" without strawberry: Half Page or Whole Page

"Made For You By..." with strawberry: Half Page or Whole Page
"Made For You By..." without strawberry: Half Page or Whole Page

I'm having a blast at these lovely linking parties.


  1. Cute label!

    Sarah @

  2. OMGosh! I love how you personalized your jars! And cute story about "Bama"!
    Thanks for linking with my Super Link Party!

  3. Cute! I love the idea to use a cd to cut the right size fabric. I never can get that right!

  4. Congratulations! Your labels and jam are my favorite features from my Super Link Party! Come on by and grab a feature button! :-)


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