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Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

Now that you’ve made jars upon jars of tasty jam, you may want to dress some up to give away to friends and family as gifts, and you’ll definitely want to label them so you’ll know whether you’re opening a jar of strawberry jam or raspberry jam.

Below is a quick how to for making fabric jam jar toppers, and I also have printable rectangular tags and circular labels for 9 different types of jam. The circle labels are 2 inches in diameter and were made to fit half pint jars, but they’ll work on any jar lid 2 inches or larger, and they can also be used as labels for the sides of the jam jars.

I printed my tags onto kraft cardstock for a rustic look, but you can print them onto white cardstock for a similar look, or you can break out the colored pencils and crayons and color them in however you’d like. This would be a great activity for the kids to do while you’re making the jam.

Fabric Jam Jar Toppers

What you’ll need for the fabric jar toppers:

- a 6 inch square of fabric (for a half pint jar)
- embroidery thread or thin ribbon
- a rubber band (or a new hair elastic)
- scissors
- printed jam labels
- a small hole punch

Fabric Jam Jar Toppers

Fold your fabric square into half, and then fold it into half again. Cut along the open edge in an arched shape, creating the outline of a quarter circle (above top). This doesn’t need to be exact, as you can trim the fabric later.

Roughly center the fabric over the top of the jar, and place a rubber band (or a new hair elastic if you don’t have a rubber band) over the fabric until it is snugly in place over the jar lid (bottom left). You may have to wrap the rubber band around the lid more than once in order to fit the fabric snugly. If needed, adjust the fabric in order to get even distribution around the jar lid.

Wrap embroidery thread or thin ribbon around the jar lid a few times, pulling firmly to make sure that the thread or ribbon will hold the fabric in place. Tie the thread or ribbon into a knot (bottom left). Remove the rubber band or hair elastic.

Note: If you’re going to be shipping your jam or transporting it in such a way that it will be jostled around, you should use a rubber band to fit the fabric to the lid and just leave the rubber band in place to be covered by the thread or ribbon. Otherwise, there’s a chance that the fabric topper will pop off in transit.

Using a small circular hole punch, punch holes at the top of your jam labels. Thread the ribbon or thread through the hole and tie a knot or bow to finish. Trim the ends of the thread or ribbon, and trim the fabric if needed. Ta-da, you’ve got a prettied up jam jar!

UPDATE: Blackberry Jam labels added 8/29, Damson Jam labels added 9/26

Here are the rectangular tags / labels that you can download for different types of jam:

Free Printable Jam Labels Tags

The PDFs contain 15 tags of the same design per page (download Adobe Reader here):

Strawberry Jam
Peach Jam
Cherry Jam
Plum Jam
Blueberry Jam
Raspberry Jam
Mixed Berry Jam
Orange Marmalade
Blackberry Jam
Damson

Free Printable Jam Labels Tags

2 inch circle label PDFs contain 12 labels of the same design per page:

Strawberry Jam
Peach Jam
Cherry Jam
Plum Jam
Blueberry Jam
Raspberry Jam
Mixed Berry Jam
Orange Marmalade
Blackberry Jam
Damson

Have fun jamming!

Posted in Craft, Downloads, Tutorials | 126 Comments »

126 Responses

  1. Erin at Vale Design says:

    How freakin’ cute are these? You are so talented lady! xoxo



  2. Kristen says:

    Aww, thanks, E! They were a lot of fun to make. :)



  3. Rachel says:

    Argh! These are so, so, SO cute! I love them! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking to this.



  4. geek+nerd says:

    These labels are adorable. Thanks for sharing!



  5. Meghan at Making Love In The Kitchen says:

    Fun! Cooking + Crafts. Was there ever a better combo?



  6. Val says:

    Oh I LOVE this! Thank you so much. I am about to can 265lbs of peaches this week and I am ready to explode with ideas on how to use them all. Wonderful post.

    Val



  7. Stefani says:

    so sweet! pun intended. Thanks I have made cherry jam before it was much easier than I thought it would be and soooooo good!



  8. rachel armes says:

    Hi these lables are so lovely I wondered if you had one for blackberry jam as this year I have an abundance of them and wanted to try making jam and these lables would be the finishing touch



  9. danielle says:

    What a lovely idea!
    thanks for the jam ideas! can’t wait to try it out!



  10. Kristen says:

    Thanks, everyone! So glad that you’re enjoying the recipe and labels.

    Rachel – Thanks so much for the link!

    Meghan – cooking and crafts do make a perfect pair!

    Rachel – I’ll have a blackberry one up by sometime this weekend. How could I forget blackberry?!



  11. Chrissy Jensen says:

    Just stumbled in – I love, love, love this blog. Should have landed here this Spring – would have had so many things to do with my son.

    I have a quick question and I’ll take my answer off the air – when you’re designing tags, etc. are you using Illustrator and some kind of Wacom tablet? I have Ill CS only (can’t afford to upgrade) and just ordered a tablet cuz my arm’s gonna fall off if I try to trace any more sketches with my mouse. No trace option in my Ill version.

    That’s all – just wanted some inside scoop if poss. Posted about the site on my Twitter yesterday (@foundtoday) and will post on my blog as soon as possible. Thanks!!



  12. rachel armes says:

    Thanks very much for the Blackberry jam label its fab and just makes my jam jars look pretty x



  13. Kristen says:

    Thanks, Chrissy! Just emailed you re: Illustrator.

    Glad to hear it, Rachel!



  14. Jacqui says:

    Thanks! With summer coming up here I might actually be inspired to give a few jars away with beautiful labels! Hope the jam lives up to them ;)



  15. sanztosi says:

    Bellissime ho fatto un post nel mio blog.
    saluti
    Monica



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  17. Anna says:

    These are fantastic!!! In England, we call Orange Jam ‘Orange Marmalade’. Any chance of a Marmalade label? It’s SUCH a great word, isn’t it?

    xx



  18. Kristen says:

    Anna – There’s an Orange Marmalade label in the lineup (next to last in the link list above), so download away!

    And marmalade is a great word!



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  21. Christine Brown says:

    Lovely labels but i was looking for a honey one which would be an idea as im a beekeeper. This has given me the inspiration i need now though. Thanks x



  22. Brooke says:

    To add a different “twist” to these adorable labels and jar tags…print them off on ‘plain WHITE label/cardboard stock paper’ using a orange marker or other matching colour to that of the jar contents! A fun play on colour matching! I need to find a way to incorporate my name in type to that of the tag…any suggestions?



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  24. Minnie says:

    These are beautiful! A very cheeky request – I don’t suppose there’s any chance of a ‘damson jam’ one, is there? We’ve had a glut of damsons this year so I have lots of jam to give to people, but there’s no way I could design a label as lovely as these myself!



  25. Becie says:

    Hi, I wondered if you had cute designs for chutneys and pickles at all? Becs



  26. Kristen says:

    Brooke – I used a font called TrashHand (http://www.dafont.com/trash-hand.font) for the jam names. It’s free to download, and if you have a graphics program like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop you should be able to open the PDF there and make a new layer where you can customize the labels with your name.

    Minnie – Since a damson is basically a plum (right?) I can use the plum illustration and create a damson label. Just give me a few days to post the files!

    Becie – I don’t have any labels for chutneys or pickles, as I haven’t tried to make anything like this, but in the future if I give it a try I may post some labels.



  27. Mary Jo Baird says:

    Thank you for the labels! My gift-giving just became easier!



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  29. Cloud9 Design says:

    These are too cute! strawberry jam is my favorite…thanks for the free download!

    Amber
    ~Cloud9 Design



  30. Jo says:

    Thanks for these, they are so cute! Should make my jam attempts look a bit less amateur



  31. Glass Jars says:

    Great post, it makes the jar look more professional while still looking homemade, we produce small quatities of homemade jam and will be trying this method



  32. mon ami says:

    I love this post so much I had to include it in my canning jars post: http://monami.squarespace.com/mon-ami-journal/2009/10/2/inspiration-canning-jars.html

    thanks for sharing!



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  34. Beverly says:

    Thanks for creating these tags and toppers. They are so adorable!



  35. Pickle says:

    Lovely labels, thanks for sharing. I’ve added a link from my blog.



  36. Amie says:

    We just featured your Adorable labels in our latest blog entry… We hope you enjoy it!!

    http://luluandbug.blogspot.com/2009/10/greetings.html



  37. Minnie says:

    Thank you! That’s fantastic.



  38. Eugenia says:

    Hello!!!
    What a wonderfull blog!!!…I love homemade jams and I use to give them to my friends as a present. What a nice lavels!!!. Thank you!!
    All the best from Argentina.



  39. Marta says:

    Thanks for this project! It’s lovely. Best wishes from Spain.



  40. tiina says:

    I just found your lovely corner in the blogland. So happy I did! I absolutely love this project! Have a happy week!



  41. lauren says:

    Hi. These are great, and can’t wait to give out jars and jars of jam at xmas.thank you. I was wondering where you got those jars from though, I can’t seem to find anything but plain ones around. I really like the details in the one uyou have in the picture.



  42. Karolyne says:

    Hi, just wanted to say I’ve just stumbled across ur blog while looking for labels. These are fantastic and just what I’m looking for, hope you don’t mind if I “steal” them?? ;) BUT….LOL….. any chance you can do a Lemon Curd one as I’ve found a new passion for making that recently!
    Thanks again!



  43. Karolyne says:

    Sorry, also meant to ask, how can I add my name and date to the labels on the pc? I don’t want to hand-write them cos my handwriting looks like a spider’s dipped his legs in ink and run across the page! LOL



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  45. Desiree Johnston says:

    Kristy,

    I applaud you for such amazing crafts. Thank you for sharing. I thought this year for Christmas I’m going to give home made gift as dollars are very tight and I search everywhere to find labels. Thank God I found you. My jams and jellies will look so professional. Question though, how do I get my own name on the lable as it is a PDF?? Please advise. Thank you kindly.

    Have a Wonderful Christmas and all the Best for the New Year!



  46. Jean says:

    Hi…how about a grape jelly label!? I think your design is adorable! Got the blackberry one…thanks!



  47. Rosanna says:

    Thanks so much for the free download! I was wondering what font you used to fill in your labels. Just want it all to match! Thanks again!



  48. Karen Rigby says:

    thank-you for these lovely labels. i am new to jam making and was surprised at the cost of labels you have saved me a small fortune i hope you didnt mind me pinching them



  49. lesley says:

    Thank you sooo much for all your downloads. You are very talented and have such an amazing website. It’s incredibly generous of you. I am saving them for the summer. Thanks!



  50. Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these!! They will make the homemade jam gift for my grandma that much more special! What else to give a lady turning 93?!



  51. Susie says:

    These are so adorable. I’m probably getting greedy here, but is there anyway you could do an apple butter one? I know it’s not really a jam, but I’ve made 100+ jars and I have been looking for a fun way to dress them up. Thanks!



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  53. robert says:

    I have worked for an office furniture company for many years . Being in the manufacturing of office screens and chairs we end up with bin loads of off cut Fabric ! Now I have something to do with those troublesome off cuts! Cheers!



  54. Jill says:

    These are labels are so cute!



  55. Amy says:

    Thank you so much! These are great! Please add one for Mango Jam.



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  57. Pam Nelson says:

    Love the labels! I wondered if you might post one for Boysenberry Jam as I do not have the software to print directly on or change the labels. The same design from Blackberry could be used. Thanks



  58. Amsah says:

    Thank you a lot! Great idea! :) !!!!



  59. Pipi says:

    Love those printables!!! but i also need an apple one :(



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  61. Hi, Love the tags, I wondered if you had one for Blackcurrant jam as I have lots of these. Thanks. says:

    Hi, Love the tags, I wondered if you had one for Blackcurrant jam as I have lots of these. Thanks. Elise.



  62. Jewels says:

    I love these labels!!! They are the perfect finishing touch to my Jams! I was wondering if you had a lable for Apricot Jam I just made a ton of it and I have no lable. Thanks!



  63. KITTIYA says:

    I love this fabric article!

    I love this fabric article!



  64. piptim says:

    These are so cute! How do you download them so that you can add your name and date to them?



  65. Jo E says:

    These are fabulous. Any chance of one for Gooseberry Jam?



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  67. Allison says:

    Where did you find the cute graphics! I am trying to make my own for Hot Pepper Jelly.



  68. rose says:

    Thank you so much! Printed these off and used them for the jam I made for gifts. Just perfect! :-)



  69. Marie Ham says:

    I love these graphics too! So simple that it’s elegant and cute at the same time! Bravo!



  70. TidyMom says:

    Oh I LOVE these!! Now I just need to learn how to make jam!!
    Thanks so much!! I linked to your post today!



  71. Andrea says:

    Thank you so much!! This made my label making so much easier.



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  73. Brenda (a farmgirl's dabbles) says:

    Fun, fun, fun!! I love these – thanks for sharing!



  74. Kristi says:

    These are so fantastic! I was wondering if you would consider making a watermelon jam tag? Our family has a lovely recipe that we make to enjoy the seasonal flavors even on the dreariest of winter days…



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  76. Laura says:

    Love these. I am making a bunch of grape jelly for a fund raiser and would love to use your label. Do you happen to have one for grape???



  77. Rachel says:

    Can you please tell me where you found the illustrations? I love these!!! I have been making a ton of different preserves and would love to make my own label with these graphics. Thanks



  78. Kristen says:

    Thanks, everyone, for the linkage and kind words!

    For those of you asking about additional illustrations. I drew these myself and have been considering setting up a whole set for purchase on a stock image website like iStockphoto.com so you can get lots of additional images to use in your labeling. Will keep you posted on this!



  79. Cherie says:

    These are so cute! Thanks for helping me give my jams a “homemade” extra touch! Cherie



  80. CHERRY TAYLOR says:

    My question is, how do I put my name and date after I downloaded it? Thank you so much for the great design!



  81. Lubie says:

    These labels are just awesome! I wanted to ask whether you have a lable for pickles as well.



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  84. Sonia says:

    Absolutely love them!!! I just wanted to let you know I linked back to this post on my blog ;)



  85. helene says:

    Great labels – could you do one for marmalade and quince jelly?



  86. Karla Cohen says:

    I want to make a tag on which I can put the ingredients as well as name of my company and name of jelly (Prickly Pear Jelly) or (Pomegranate Jelly)



  87. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your great talent!



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  89. Jill says:

    Thank you for the canning love.
    I posted a link to your lovely site on my blog.

    Happy Holidays.
    00



  90. Jay says:

    Hi

    Love your website and all the great ideas! Beautiful, simple and elegant!
    Thank you

    Jay*



  91. Linda Daley says:

    Where did you buy the brown paper used for the labels?



  92. Kristen says:

    Linda – The brown kraft paper that I used came in one of those rainbow colored multi-packs that you can get at Jo-Ann Fabric or Michaels.

    This kraft cardstock at Paper and More looks very similar to what I used. And Paper Source has a khaki colored cardstock that isn’t quite the same but would work well for this project. Hope this helps!



  93. Linda Daley says:

    thanks so much for the info.



  94. Cyndi says:

    I love these tags! I’d love the rectangular one for my pomegranate jelly.

    Too bad it’s not listed :(



  95. Denise says:

    Wow these labels are fantastic!! They will make my jam jars look very classy…. I was just wondering if you could do an apricot Jam label? Please??



  96. Janet says:

    These labels are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them with us. :)



  97. Cassie says:

    I am so in LOVE with these labels. Any chance you would be willing to make apricot and apricot pineapple labels. I am about to undertake 50lbs of apricots.



  98. Kathy says:

    This are great! Thanks for sharing!!



  99. hayley espey says:

    these are soo cute! is there anyway you could create a wild honey label for me? I am not computer savy at all!!!

    Thanks!
    Hayley Espey



  100. Janey Mac says:

    What delightful labels…thankyou for sharing your lovely ideas .I have just made a large batch of Raspberry jam and so now it’s on to the labels!Beautiful summer days here in the heartland of Ireland.



  101. Chrissie Chatt says:

    Thank you, what a delight!



  102. Charity says:

    These are wonderful!… everyone has already mentioned that!:) I was wondering about what some of the others have mentioned regarding Apricot Jam labels? And whether or not there is a possibility of mixture labels or blank ones to write mixtures on? Any help would be appreciated!! Thank you!:)



  103. G-Nan says:

    I love-love-love it! I am making Elderberry jam this end of july and apple pie jam this fall, like I do every year. (My family demands it!) I stumbled on your website and fell in love with your sweet Ideas… I’m realy looking forward to trying out these cute labels on my jars…Thank you so much Kristen, It’s good to know the arts of our older generations still survive in ours!



  104. Linda Frazier says:

    These are very cute labels, but DI make jelly, not jam. Help?



  105. Amie says:

    What about a strawberry rhubarb jam label? I need one for that, thanks!



  106. Tamara {Delish Mag} says:

    Count me in as a major fan of these great labels! Thank you so much for sharing these. My only problem is that I want to print off the round ones to stick to the metal jar lids, but I can’t find large enough round labels. I live in Canada and I can’t actually find ANY round labels! Any idea where to get blank ones that are printable, and large enough for jars?

    Advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I can order from the US but I don’t think Paper Source has big enough ones.

    Thank you!



  107. Jenny says:

    Hi Kristen,

    I love these labels… Im been searching high and low for a simple image like this for vanilla since my Bridal favors are going to be homemade vanilla sugar… Can you make a vanilla bean and/or vanilla flower illustration? THanks Jenny



  108. Jenny says:

    Tamara… Im doing the same idea for my bridal favors… My local office supply store (staples, officemax) can print on something called label paper… its 8.5×11 paper that is a big sticker … you send them the image you want (and u can probably fit a few on a page of this stuff) then you cut it out feel hand… just a thought :)



  109. marilan says:

    I need a prickly pear label. You know the cactus fruit.



  110. Lana says:

    I love your labels, but I really need an elderberry tag!



  111. kathy says:

    Did you make any for Jelly? I only make jelly . Or is there a way to change Jam to Jelly once you download?



  112. Judy says:

    I love these labels. They are so great. I will be giving jam this Christmas for gifts and these labels were just what I was looking for. Thank you so much.



  113. Kristy says:

    I LOVE THESE LABELS! They are amazingly cute. Any chance you have a Hot Pepper Jelly or Cranberry Walnut Jam label? It would make an amazing Christmas gift.



  114. Katie-Lyn from Gypsy Dust Vintage says:

    Lovely.

    Can you make an apple butter tag??



  115. Ronda says:

    These are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing, it should be fun jam season this year.



  116. Shelley says:

    Just wondering which program you used to create your labels? Also, where did you get your fruit pictures from? I am looking to create my own labels and need some tips! Thanks!!



  117. Kristen says:

    Shelley – I used Adobe Illustrator to create the labels. You can download a trial version here. I’ve also heard good things about Inkscape, which an Open Source vector illustration program. I drew my own fruit illustrations, but you might be able to find some cute ones on a stock image website.



  118. Michelle says:

    I love love love these labels, the only problem is there isn’t the flavor I need. I’m Looking for Saskatoon Berry, and Strawberry Rhubarb. I had my fiance attempt to edit the PDF you made but he was not successful. Do you have those tags? They are for our wedding favors and they would make such a great addition.



  119. Jeanne says:

    Thank you so much. Now my jams will look so much prettier.



  120. Jean says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these little gems,I can assure you I will use them time & time again :)



  121. Alisa says:

    Thank you for sharing these! I love how simply beautiful they are without being too busy! Just perfect!



  122. Crafty Polymath says:

    Lovely! This is just what I needed. I just started canning, and I am working Christmas gifts now. Also, happy to find a kindred spirit! Lovely blog.



  123. MK says:

    we have a vineyard and I make grape jeam and syrup-need a label with grapes please! :)



  124. roni says:

    Love the labels! do you happen to have one for grape jelly?



  125. Leny Gaanderse says:

    Hello Kristen

    I tried a different twist on the usual jam. I love the flavour and nutritional value of cranberries and decided to make jam from the dried variety. It turned out very delicious. I would love to have some of your lovely labels to put on the jars. Is there a possibility for a new creation of this sort? Thanks for the “Peach Jam” labels, they are beautiful. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013!



  126. Cleo says:

    Kristen,
    I retired 4 weeks ago and now have some time to do the things I loved to do before children, a job and all the business that goes along with life- like making summer jam! I was looking for labels and came across yours. They are wonderful. The best I have seen. Is there a possibility you could create a label for apricot jam? Thanks.



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