DIY Home Made Jam Packaging- Free Labels | October 06, 2009

In the past I've received quite a few requests for home made jam labels. I finally thought it was about time I took on the challenge!

Home made jam makes a great gift with a personal touch. It also works well as a party or wedding favour, especially for an event with a bit of a 'crafty' vibe. Part of the fun of creating the presentation of your jam jar is searching for interesting fabrics and ribbon! To facilitate this, I deliberately kept the design of the labels quite simple, allowing for more freedom and variety in your decorating choices.

Read on for more pics, ideas and to download your freebies!

There's something so cosy and nostalgic about home made jam. I wanted the packaging to reflect a crafty, home made and traditional feel. For me, this project was all about the fabric! So, with this in mind,  I set out to find the perfect vintage- style floral fabric.

I went a little fabric crazy at Spotlight, I must admit! Despite being overwhelmed by the variety, I managed to stay true to my initial concept of a vintage floral design and came home with about four different specimens.

This one (shown above) was my favourite. I adore the mix of colours , the contrast of the bright aqua with the mustard, and the vintage feel. If you're using the jam for favours, either stick with one stunning fabric across all or mix and match with similar, complementary fabrics.

For the labels I found a gorgeous font called Pablo- available at FontShop. I love its handmade, slightly whimsical quality. I've altered some of the letters to make them even curlier. I printed the labels on plain white paper but you can also try brown recycled stock for a more crafty effect.

For the design of the tag, I used a font called Wendy Bold (also from FontShop). I printed the design onto a light brown recycled card stock.

I've provided labels for Strawberry, Rhubarb, Apricot, Blueberry and Cherry Jams and also for Marmalade.

I've also created these little 'home made' heart labels that can be used either on the back or the top of your jam jar.

The ribbon used in these shots is from Handworks on Chapel St. Admittedly, not cheap but very pretty!

I hope you enjoy these labels. Download them below!

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{all images by Amy Moss}

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Vintage Style, Weddings

Comments

  1. great job as always...so charming
  2. Those are so lovely, thank you for sharing!
  3. These are beautiful, I love the irregularity of the edges and the font works perfectly!
  4. Hi there, those are so sweet! I just love them, great work!

    Tammy
  5. these are too cute! thank you for posting.
  6. Love your blog.
    The labels are VERY cute. Now I wish I had the motivation to make jam. LOL.
  7. What an inspiring blog! so happy i came through so many wonderful packaging ideas!
  8. Love these!! Your design skills are out of this world! Thanks soooo much for posting these!
  9. i LOVE these. i think i may use them for neighbor gifts this year. thanks! linked you on my blog today. way too cute not to share!
  10. You have one of the best blogs. Thanks for sharing these sweets labels!
  11. Such sweet + adorable label design! I love it~ I just discovered your blog recently and I have been devouring your posts!
  12. These are SOOO sweet! I love them! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
  13. These are some of the cutest labels I have ever seen! I'm planning on learning to make jams, so this will be a nice addition to my label box!
  14. Wow, so cute! Love them! THANKS for sharing them!!!
  15. love love love. i may re-blog this as it is so my style!
  16. you're blog is awesome :) these labels are SO cute!! and the photography is really really pretty :) i'm going to have to make jam just so i can use the labels :)
  17. I like your idea very much. I like to bake cookies for Christmas. This will fit really well in my plans. Thanks.
  18. Love it!! love the fabric with the whole idea.. it is very nostalgic and fits very well with everything I like to make and have..

    thank you for sharing this very very much
  19. DIY Home Made Jam Packaging- Free Labels

    Thanks for sharing
  20. Thanks so much for these! We always make jam, every year, from our own fruits and berries. These labels will make the jars so pretty! Will post pics when I have new batches and link back to you!
  21. Adriana P. | Jan 16, 2010
    Beautiful tags! Please consider adding peach to these - we make peach jam here in VA and would love to use it.
  22. These are so beautiful..thank you so much!!
  23. Breanne | Jan 16, 2010
    I absolutely LOVE these! (And it just so happens that a pantry of home-canned food is one of my dreams!)

    Also - just a thought... What kind of miraculous camera took these photos??? I love it!
  24. Sheryl | Jan 20, 2010
    THe best Jam labels on the web! I have spent many hours searching for something like this. Could you add Apricot & Pineapple Jam, Plum & Rspberry Jam, Plum Jam, Balckberry Jam, Peach Jam, Mixed Berry Jam. These are the jams I make each year 'down under' in Australia.
    Thanks
    Sheryl
  25. lovely jam labels ... the best i've seen and i thank you for sharing them!
  26. Serena | Feb 24, 2010
    Hi,

    Live everybody else I just love the look of these labels. Is there any way I can make them bigger? Thanks
    Serena
  27. Olga | Feb 26, 2010
    Great stuff all together !!! amazing site..would it be too much if I asked for a raspberry set ???

    Thank you in advance...

    Olga Hagikosti
  28. Alicia | Mar 21, 2010
    These are the cutest! Can you make a raspberry label?
  29. Erin | Mar 28, 2010
    These are so cute! I was wondering if you could make labels for Strawberry Rhubarb jam along with Grape Jelly! We are making jam for our wedding favors and the labels would go great with our theme.
    Thank you!
  30. Oh, thea are great! Thank you for sharing!!
    xoxo
    Janneke
  31. Holly | Apr 5, 2010
    Oh thank you so much for including marmalade! I'm making marmalade for wedding favours and can't design labels to save myself!
  32. Yannis | Apr 18, 2010
    Wonderful labels!
    I used them for my strawberry jam and here are some pics
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=166715&id=742922571&l=84d8866608
    Thanks a lot for them!
  33. Oh wow! I am totally inspired to spend some time with my family making jam and labelling up the pots!! I think my kitchen will look rather super after following this great tutorial and free pdfs!! Thanks so so much for sharing and I will be sure to link to this page :-)
  34. Heather | May 28, 2010
    I love these!! I am just trying to figure out how to make the hearts into labels?
  35. gemma | Jun 24, 2010
    dear amy these are lovely but can you make some more jam labels like plum jam or lemon jam
  36. Sarah | Jun 28, 2010
    Hello! These labels are just the thing I am looking for to put on my favours-they will save me faffing around for ages on the computer.Please could you do a peach and raspberry jam label.Thank you so much, Sarah.
  37. Mary | Jul 1, 2010
    these are great
    i feel inspired to do my own but am sort of a dope with anything artistic lol
    i figured i'd try ordering labels off a website so i google searched and found a few labels

    there's one design that's pretty neat i think on this site:
    http://www.stylemepretty.com/?s=labels&x=0&y=0

    thanks for posting - the pics are so pretty :P
  38. Molly | Jul 10, 2010
    These are adorable! I have been looking for different labels for my jams and yours are definitely the cutest!! Thanks for sharing!! :)
  39. Spreading the word all the way to Italy (http://wedding-planner-costa-azzurra.blogspot.com/). Love the pics too. You rock.
  40. Melissa | Jul 26, 2010
    I just made some plum raspberry jam and would love to use your labels. I will be happy to purchase the 'handmade' and plum raspberry (not posted).

    Thank you!
  41. Becky K | Aug 8, 2010
    I absolutely love these! Do you have any in a mixed berry? Gorgeous!
  42. Kim | Aug 11, 2010
    Thank you, these are just what I needed for my Blueberry Jam!
  43. Lorrie | Aug 16, 2010
    Adorable! Could you do one for "Chokecherry Jelly"
    We are having them as rehearsal dinner favors. it will be at the Heritage Museum with the menu 'Taste of North Dakota'. Thanks!
  44. I will now be going through my fabric remnants to see what I can make and tying it in with your labels. Fantastic!
  45. this are lovely, i will use this in the future!
  46. Pat | Sep 16, 2010
    Can you please tell me if you still do the free jam making labels that you can download for free, have tried clicking on your links and nothing happens..hoping to hear from you
    thankyou
  47. lani | Sep 16, 2010
    love your labels-i need pepper jelly-any chance you could make some and i could buy them from you
  48. Hi Pat- If you're having trouble downloading the labels try right clicking on the download buttons and saving straight to your computer. Hope this helps.
  49. Melanie rossi | Sep 17, 2010
    I LOVE this homemade jam tag!!! I made freezer jam yesterday and before I put it in the freezer this afternoon, I wanted to add a cute label. When I googled cute jam labels, your site came up and I fell in love! I was just wondering, how you attached the labels. Did you glue them? Thanks so much! I'm officially one of your new readers!!!
  50. Hi Melanie- I actually attached the labels with double-sided tape which is my best friend in the whole world.
  51. Apologies to all who want different jam flavour labels to what is currently there. Unfortunately they are all I have and all I plan to make available at this point in time. I will keep your ideas in mind for if/when I do more jam label designs. Thanks!
  52. lani | Sep 18, 2010
    thanks Amy for responding,and i do totally understand that you wouldn't have the time to make more labels. However, I was so excited when i went to print one of the labels, that you put the "homemade" and "made with love" as part of package. Thank you for sharing your talent and joy of beauty :)
  53. Sarah | Oct 5, 2010
    I adore these jam labels!
    I now really want to make my own jam just so that I can make the labels and go buy funky fabric to on the jars! x
  54. Georgina | Oct 31, 2010
    Your labels are just beautiful. I am planning on making strawberry jam as Xmas presents this year and your labels will finish them off nicely. Is there any chance of you making a Plum Jam label?
    Thankyou
  55. susan | Nov 4, 2010
    I love the labels and was wondering if you can print one that says your own ( Apple butter).
  56. azlinda | Nov 6, 2010
    hi i really love your labels designs. just wondered if u could do kaya jam (coconut egg jam) label please :) thanksss
  57. Sophie | Nov 15, 2010
    Hi, I love these labels what program did you use to creat them?/
    Thanks
  58. Hi Sophie- I used Adobe Illustrator to create these labels.
  59. Julie | Nov 29, 2010
    Absolutely love these little heart labels. Wish there was one for chilli jam, so if you ever think of making one, I would be thrilled to see it.

    Great work, thankyou. :)
  60. nipperdoodles | Nov 29, 2010
    Thaks for the helpful advice and for the freebies
  61. Carollee | Dec 8, 2010
    I just found these and I am so happy that I did. THey are too cute, I am going to have so much fun using them. Thanks so much for the download!
  62. Tiffany | Dec 24, 2010
    Thank you so much for the beautiful free downloads! Just what I was looking for!
  63. Sheila | Feb 5, 2011
    Love,love, love these adorable labels. Appreciate you setting this up for downloading. I'll have them ready for next summer's apricot jam...
  64. frouwke | Feb 9, 2011
    I love your labels. Used them for all my strawberry jam. Made 12 pots of plum jam and would love matching labels. Could you please make them????? thanks
  65. Sheryl | Feb 23, 2011
    Hi Amy,
    Sorry but your links for down-losding the jam lsbrld fo not do not seem to be working. I have tried a couple of times over 3 days. They are the most attractive label i have come across. Luv them!

    Sheryl
  66. Jeltine | May 2, 2011
    I just made soms rhubarb jam. With your labels I've made their jars into very pretty mothersday presents.
  67. Anne | May 2, 2011
    Wow - thank you so much for these and for the ice cream cup template, you have just sorted out two major DIY projects for me and I'm so grateful to you for sharing. (Another vote here for a raspberry label, though it seems cheeky to even ask.) Thank you for the lovely blog :) xx
  68. Anna | Jun 7, 2011
    Where can I get, buy, your raspberry jam labels?
  69. Jenny | Jun 16, 2011
    Gorgeous! Thank you :)
  70. Hi Amy!
    I downloaded and used your fantastic jar labels for my chocolate- sweet cherry jam <3 I edited it a bit (or, precisely said, changed the inscription according to my needs) but the rest stayed the same. Thank you veryvery much! <3
    You can see the results here: http://posilek-mistrzow.blogspot.com/2011/06/sobota_25.html#comments <3
    Thank you once again and have a nice weekend!
    Panna L.
  71. Thanks so much for the free downloads! I don't have Photoshop and using Word just won't cut it for this girl:) Great job!
  72. Mike G | Jul 8, 2011
    Where can I get the labels?
  73. Debbie | Jul 16, 2011
    Just started to make jam and still learning
    how to do it. I love these labels they are so cute.
    Now just hope my jam is as good as these labels
    are. Thanks for allowing me to use these.
  74. Hi, I love your labels they are gorgeous. I have just attached some to marmalade to give to a friend. I have also created a link to this page that will be posted later this week when I launch my new blog. Thanks again, love your work.
  75. Emma | Nov 30, 2011
    I have just made some yummy Apricot Jam for Christmas pressies & have I have used your labels on my jars! They look so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your labels xx
  76. Nicole | Dec 11, 2011
    I love these labels but do you have them blank so I can add Merry Christmas instead of the jam info? Thanks for sharing
  77. Rochelle Christie | Dec 11, 2011
    THANKYOU SO, SO much for these wonderful downloads. Has made a beautiful finishing touch to my christmas gifts this year!!!
  78. These labels are the cutest. Thank you for letting us print them.
    I used them for Christmas presents and ended up having the pretiest curd jars ever!
  79. Yeah those labels are real nice. I'm loving the matching fabric. I've been creating a site for my friends that creates kinda nice custom jam labels easily. Although I have to say they aren't as nice as your ones.

    www.jamlabelizer.com
  80. Emily Matley | Mar 11, 2012
    Hi, I love love love these labels! My mum has just made 150 jars of homemade jams ina variety of flavours for our wedding in May. I was wondering where you got the graphic of the heart from as I need to customise my labels for our jams? Or is there a downlable file that I can alter to suit my jams?
    I would greatly appreciate any help with this!
  81. kylie | Apr 7, 2012
    emily! my mum has done the exact same thing for MY wedding in may!!! whens yours? 28 days to go! and i still need to do labels and tags for jam chutney and honeybiscuits all going in jars and bottles. and Amy thanks for the inspiration - you know how hard it is to find brown paper to print on?! or textured a4 paper? just got some canvas paper today to try out and will try using the double sided tape, coz finding the right label and right size is HARD! also love the other ideas on your site you gave me back my confidence to do something different and not jst go along with what has been given to me to use- i will use these things and make my creativity go around them! if that makes sense :P happy easter!
  82. mas | Apr 8, 2012
    they are so sweet amy.
  83. Leah | Jun 21, 2012
    A real inspiration, just what I was looking for for my rustic country wedding! Thank you
  84. Woodhouse_Farms | Jul 19, 2012
    I love these labels! One question...what adhesive are you using to apply them to the front of the jar?
  85. Thank you Amy, these are adorable! My sis and I are canning on Friday and these are perfect. I just bought full sheet shipping labels and will print and cut out on those. I love them!
  86. Katherine | Jul 25, 2012
    Thanks for the super-cute labels, Amy! Just used them for my first-ever batch of sour cherry jam, and they are the perfect finishing touch; all ready to give as gifts now!
  87. Love these adorable labels. Just got done canning organic raspberry jam and thought they'd make for great Christmas gifts for my daughter's teachers. Any chance you have a raspberry jam set for download? Love your vintage fabric and ribbon. Thanks for inspiring me!
  88. Melissa | Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks so much!!
  89. love the floral fabric, the entire combination is just so tastefully done :)
  90. You can try creating a similar design using these heart shape labels: http://www.onlinelabels.com/heart-labels.htm

    It makes it easier than cutting them out and taping.
  91. Thank you very much for sharing so many beautiful things. I love your blog. I printed your labels for my homemade jams. Check out: http://plataychocolatebymp.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/etiquetas-bonitas-para-la-mermelada.html
  92. Shirley Hodge | Mar 11, 2013
    Hi! I absolutley LOVE your designs! The best I have ever seen & exactly what I am looking for. Is there any chance I could get in touch with you about doing more labels like you have done here, with different product description & colors?
    I prepare a lot of home-made goodies & gifting with your designs is what I want my signature to be on all the stuff I make ;)
    Please, please help?

    With love,
    Shirley
  93. Nicola | Jun 29, 2013
    Dear Amy,

    a very warm THANK YOU for your wonderful work and generosity from Germany! I do several kinds of home made jams every year and now they get the look they deserve! :))

    Just one question: is it possible to enlarge the tags? (Might be a silly question but please be patient with a typical blonde German girl.... :)))
    Thank you every so much,
    Nicola
  94. I really love these labels - we are only a couple of months away from our wedding and we are having jam for favours. i just wondered is there anywhere or do you have labels made up for raspberry and one for blackcurrant?
    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
  95. Hello Amy,

    Thanks so much for the wonderful labels. Nice blog. Will keep myself glued to this one. :o)
  96. Paola | Aug 2, 2013
    These labels are wonderful!

    thank you for the fabulous idea!

    Just a question: I would like to write on the labels in another language. Is it possible? How can I write on them, please?

    Thank you very much.
  97. Hi Amy

    Beautiful labels/ideas.

    We have just made 12 jars of Christmas Chutney for our children to distribute to their respective teachers/teaching assistants in a couple of months.

    Unfortunately, the printable labels link, on the BBC website, for Mary Berry (you may have heard of her baking/preserves) isn't working.

    I could probably work out (eventually) how to do it myself on Adobe but I was hoping you could save me loads of time (and heartache!), not to mention provide another great/popular label this Christmas time!! Thanks. Francois
  98. Hi Amy! These are so darling!! I posted a link to your site from my blog: http://www.missladybugsgarden.com/4/post/2014/02/a-collection-of-free-canning-labels.html

    Thanks for sharing! Miss Lady Bug
  99. jan goehring | May 20, 2014
    You are a love to help out so many people, so selfishly!
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