5.20.2011

A 'Berry' Fun Gift Idea with Printable Tags

In my last post, Strawberry Freezer Jam:  Less Sugar vs. Full Sugar, I compared Sure Jell's less and full sugar jam recipes to see which one I liked the best.

In this post I'll be sharing some ideas for packaging jam for gifts and 15 printable gift tags/labels (including two blank ones that can be personalized). 

 
  Packaging Jam for a Gift


Print a large or small tag (depending on the size of the jar) onto photo paper or heavy card stock, cut around it, tape it to the middle of the jar lid, and then screw the lid on.  It helps to hold the center down with your finger.

Wrap a ribbon around the jar ring, place a dab of glue in the middle of the ribbon to hold it in place, then overlap the ribbon ends and glue them to the ring.  If the ribbon is too wide, you can try folding it in half first before you glue it on.  You can also cut out a circle of cello wrap to place over the printed label in the center to protect it if you want. 


Wrap cello wrap around the jam and then tie the tag on with a ribbon.

Teacher Thank You
Use this tag for any and all teachers...piano, dance, church, school, etc.
  

 For Any Occasion 
Even an ordinary reusable plastic container looks better with some cello wrap and a ribbon. 


 
Simply tape or glue the labels on to any container or jar for a quick label....

 

...or tie a tag on with curling ribbon.

Jam straight from the freezer

One of my sisters told me about these stackable freezer jars for jam. She said she loves them because they stack and lock together and also look nice. They were out of stock when I was looking for jam containers, or I would have bought some to try.   I'm sure they would look great wrapped in cello with a purple ribbon and tag. 


Friend Thank You 
Use this tag for a friend that has helped you through a difficult time.  
I hope you like the poem, I thought really hard to come up with it.  Okay, not that hard. :)



Christmas Gift--Plan ahead
If you make jam in the fall when strawberries are in season again and a good price and if you have the freezer space, you could give jam and a loaf of bread to your neighbors and friends for Christmas.  I think that even the person who 'has everything' would really enjoy a warm slice of bread with some homemade jam.



Printable Labels and Tags
 For Personal Use Only

  • The blank tags can be personalized for any gift or occasion. 
  • Punch a hole at the top to use as a tag, or cut the round part off to use as a label.

This image is not at high resolution and may not print as clearly as the pdf version in the link.

 
Click here for easy 8x10 printing
 

This image needs to be printed as an 8x10 for the tags to be the right size for the jars.  (The large circle tag will fit a wide-mouthed canning jar lid and the small circle will fit the regular size lids.  The tags are a bit smaller than the lid.)
You can click on the link above to print it from Google Docs as an 8x10, or if you'd like to print only a few of the tags, you will need to insert the image above into an editing program (Photoshop, Microsoft Word/Publisher), size it to an 8x10 and then crop to the tag you want to print. 

To download: You must first click on the image to open it in a new window in it's highest resolution. Right click on the image and either copy and paste it into a document (to size and then print), or click on save image as to save it to your computer. You will need to size it before you print.
To size the prints:  Insert the image into a document, click on it, then using the side rulers, drag the sides of the image to the size that you want.

More Tags!
 I thought you might like some more color choices.

(The first page of labels will fit pint jars, the second page will fit quart jars.)


This image is not at high resolution and may not print as clearly as the pdf in the link.
 


I hope you enjoy the tags, I had fun making them! 

Today's Fabulous Find...Free Printable Jam Labels and Tags


 

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21 comments:

Keriann said...

what a great idea!

Just Jaime said...

Cute idea. I had no idea Bell made freezer jam jars!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

WOW! These are so GREAT! I know just what to do with these thanks!:)
Mary
http://maryberryboutique.blogspot.com/

lynn said...

these are such cute ideas, janet:) i've never seen the freezer jars-cute! tfs!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Adorable-thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Cheers

Olga said...

Sooo pretty! Thanks for the idea. Visiting from Serenity Now and a new follower.

dizzytina said...

Wow they ate so cute I'm now your newest fan Tina x x www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

great idea!! love this, love the printables
thanks for sharing:)

AlyceB said...

As a teacher and lover of homemade jam, thanks!

Found you via Tip Me Tuesday.

Karima said...

hi from your newest google follower/s via blue cricket design, Karima from
www.karimascrafts.com
and
www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Cute labels! Thanks for all your time!

Jessica said...

Sooo adorable! Stopping by via HoH!

Krystal said...

What a great idea! I love all the tags!

Michelle said...

I've been trying to think of a teacher gift for this year! Thank you so much for sharing your cute ideas! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
~Michelle

danemi1 said...

how adorably sweet - sorry shouldnt say that - its a bit of a pun init!!(punnet) doh - thats even worse!!!! Suffice to say I have just come to your blog through the transformation thursday - your blog is uber cool!! I love it and your makes are fabulous!

Jackie @ Blessings Overflowing said...

This is a great idea! I was just trying to figure out what to give my children's teachers. Thanks for the great printables.

Charlotte said...

These are great printables. I liked them so much that I featured you in my bi-monthly "stuff I like" post.

http://charlottelaughs.blogspot.com/2011/07/another-round-up-july-edition.html

Thanks!

Waseem said...

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Harriston said...

The links to print the labels in pdf no longer works. I would love to try them out! Could you possibly put the link back on?

Janet said...

To Harriston: I just tried the link and it's working for me so I'm not sure what's going on with it. Send me a quick e-mail so I have your address and I'll e-mail you the PDF for it. :)

Harriston said...

Tried it today and the link works....problem must have been my internet connection. Thanks so much!

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