Don’t you hate buying presents for people who have everything? Next time, don’t waste your money, make them some jam in an awesome jar instead.
Everyone loves jam, especially home made jam. Here’s a step by step guide to make sure the jar does your jam justice!
You Will Need
1 x CLEAN jar (make sure it has been well washed in hot water)
1 x 30 cm of Ribbon (colour of your choice)
1 x piece of Thick white paper
15 x 15cm of fabric (of your choice)
1 x Elastic band
2. Fasten the elastic band around the lid of the jar, over the cloth.
7. Spread the craft glue thinly over the back of your handmade label. Stick it onto the center of the jar. You will need to leave the label to dry completely before touching it.
NB* Do not put too much glue on your label as it will become soggy.
All finished! How easy was that? Now you have created an awesome Vintage Jam Jar to give as a gift, or keep for yourself!
If you are making a selection of jams, use different size jars to create a vintage mix and match vibe.
Be as creative as you like with the labels, ribbon and cloth choice. I always like to match the colours to the jam ie: pinks and reds for strawberry.
Make sure you wipe the jar after putting the jam in, as it can make everything very sticky. Be extra careful of sticky fingers as you won’t want to smudge your labels with jam!
My favourite recipe for Jam is very simple. Lots of fruit (strawberry jam is my favourite), LOTS of sugar, a squeeze of lemon and a few crushed apple seeds (they help it bind), all simmered on the stove until the mixture coats the back of your spoon.
If you want something more formal, check out this recipe.
Let me know how you go!