Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DIY - Homemade Jam Favors

Jam makes excellent wedding favors! What do you think? Wouldn't you love to receive one of these at a wedding?
I made the wedding tags on my computer, used a jumbo hole puncher with scallop edge to punch them out ( just regular paper). Then I made a matching fig jam label for the top, this one is printed on card stock. I made it larger than my jar lid so I could trace around the lid and cut it out. These are 4oz. jelly jars. I cut strips of green scrap booking paper about 3/4 inch wide and long enough to fit around the jar. I used double sided tape to stick the green strip to my jar. I then used double sided tape to stick on my wedding label. I placed it right over the seam on the green strip to hide it. Next, I removed the outer ring only of the jar lid (not the sealed inner lid) taped down the fig jam label with a rolled over piece of scotch tape and placed the lid ring back on. You don't have to tape the top label down but I found that it moved as I tightened the lid if not. And there ya go a perfect little favor! And very affordable when making the jam yourself!

This jar was such a perfect little model I just couldn't stop taking pictures! The great thing about using scrap booking paper is the fact that the selection of available paper is enormous! You could make these in any color or theme to fit your needs! Like Christmas! Just customize your label too!

5 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

very cute!

Nikki Cogg said...

LOVE. IT!! How thoughtful, practical, and cute. I would love to recieve one of these at a wedding.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is so, so cute! I would also love to get this at a wedding. Jam favors are some of my favorite. Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Emily said...

Thanks for this great idea! I just used it to make favors for my sister's bridal shower tomorrow. :)

Joanna said...

These are so adorable!!! Where did you get the paper to make the labels? The writing fits perfectly within the label. Do you have a template?