Each year I do at least 200 jars of home canned produce. Last year we almost made it to 300 jars. That's a lot. After I finish each jar it gets labeled in some way and put away with all my home canned foods storage.
Normally if it's something that's just for us I just write on the top of the jar the contents and the year it was produced and stick it in the pantry.
But sometimes I'll put together special mixes into jars for later (and I tend to just keep refilling jars after the mixes are made so the same thing goes back in). Some of the mixes I've done are:
Breadmaker Bread Mix
Ooey Gooey Brownies Mix
Pita Pockets Mix
Fajita Seasoning Mix
Taco Seasoning Mix
Hamburger Helper Mix
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot Roll Mix
Pancake and Waffle Mix
Cream of Soup Mix
Those I like to label a little differently. Since they are generally set on a pantry shelf like other foods it's easier to see their front instead of the tops.
And what about gifts in a jar? There are so many fun things I've done like that in the past to give away. Here's a few that I've posted:
For those types of things I like to have a little nice label on, rather than just something to stick on the top of the jar. Maybe you do too?
We created these cute free printable canning jar labels that you can print out and use on all your projects! Whether it be for spice storage or your jars with homemade mixes or even gifts in a jar, feel free to use as you wish and share them with friends too!
Have fun! I'd love to see pictures of your pretty labels on our Little House Living Facebook page and what you decided to do with them!
How do you label your canning jars?
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