Free Canning Jar Labels

Free canning jar labels at the bottom of this page!

My little secret {I love canning jars}!  They are just so neat looking.  I bet that when Great Grandma Hutchinson was on the farm she probably would say to herself “Wow, these are so pretty… I wonder if there is a way to decorate them and show them off to my friends and look cool?”.  Ehhh…. no…

Although I admire Grandma tremendously, I live a much more spoiled life than she did.

Over the summer last year while I was pregnant, my husband built me some lovely shelves to display our canning jars on.  The canning jars are not only gorgeous on the shelves but they provide room decor while helping aid in storage space.

I love our home and it’s good sized but we are majorly lacking in pantry space!

Since our jars are on display all the time I wanted to make sure they looked nice but still consider keeping cost as low as possible.  It’s important to consider cost and time when doing this because it can get out of hand really fast.  I am very excited to share with you my technique used many times over and again… and again!

The original Mason jar was patented by John L. Mason in 1858

1. The Skirt

SONY DSCI always decorate my jars with a skirt, it’s the way I always vision them in my head… they seem incomplete without them.  I also typically use checkerboard patterns because they have that “country” look to them but also because they are super easy to cut.  You just measure then cut on the line!  It’s great!

For this example I was decorating my Homemade Ketchup recipe.  This fabric was purchased at a yard sale for $1.00.  All you need to do is measure and cut out a square.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.   Here is a list of size measurements to go by when cutting for your jars: (more to come)

Wide Mouth Pint Jars: 6 in. X 6 in.

Free canning jar labels

2. The Label

I can’t justify spending money on labels that stick on the jars and are hard to remove.  They don’t even look that nice anyway.  I did what any Fine Arts major would do… I made my own and shared these free canning jar labels with you 😀  You need a sturdy paper for this or it will get ruined easily.  It’s possible to purchase expensive papers at the store but what I decided to do instead is make my own from brown paper bags (we have many tucked in the laundry room, but we can’t possibly re-purpose them fast enough!)

Free canning jar labels

1.  Cut out a flat piece of your brown paper bag using a 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper as a guide.

2.  Place your piece of brown paper in your printer (set to print on the blank side) and print out your free canning jar labels from the bottom of this page.

Free canning jar labels

3.  Cut them out on the lines and use a hole punch to punch two holes where the circles are located on the template.

Free canning jar labels

4.  Feed a piece of twine found at any hardware store through the holes and tie around the lid of your jar.

Free canning jar labels

There you go!  Your canning jars are ready for display with a fresh skirt and custom designed label by “Bread & With It”

Free Canning Jar Labels:

These free canning jar labels are custom made by Bread & With It (Laurel Blow).  They are made for personal use only.  All that I ask in return is that you go to my Facebook page and “like” it.  SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF NEW ADDITIONS TO THIS LIST!

Click on a label to print

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1 Comment

  1. This is really a neat idea, the way you do your labels! Thank you for posting this.

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