Free Printable Jam Labels Dahlia Print

These Printable Canning Labels are the Essential Party Dress for Your Jam!

Shouldn’t the label you add to a jar of homemade jam or pickles look as beautiful as the tasty treat inside? I’m a big believer in presentation and think that dressing up a jar of jelly with a pretty label is well worth it, if even for your own enjoyment. But if you choose to mark your homemade creation with a Sharpie for home use, there is no doubt in my mind that these labels will become indispensable when gift giving.Free Printable Canning Labels - many designs to choose from

I’m sure that you make far more than you can ever consume. If you have a plum tree, peaches, or bees, you certainly can’t eat every last drop of sweet goodness that comes from your garden. Even if you are purchasing farm-fresh produce, it makes sense just to can a bunch and share them with others. Homemade preserves make for welcome hostess and teacher gifts, and they are handy to have available when entertaining. I know that, as a jam-maker, I get a heck of a lot more dinner invites when I have a fresh batch of jam that I’m raving about.

You can see even more homemade packaging and kitchen gifts in my eBook, Sugar & Spice: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen with over 40 ideas for gifts to cook up and give away. Get Sugar and Spice 40 Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen

Over the years I have created a number of designs for printable labels and I have them all available for free download. You simply have to print them and cut them out. Then you can dress your culinary creations for gift giving. You can see all of the different templates at the end of the DIY instructions.

I like to add the labels to the top of the jar, on the Mason jar snap lid. This way there is no sticky glue mess to clean up when reusing the jar. These circular designs come in both 2″ and 2.5″ sizes that are perfect for regular-mouth jars and wide-mouth jars, respectively.

Print them on full-sheet labels and cut them out with a craft punch if you plan to do many of them. The materials are inexpensive and handy to have if you can year after year. This will also make quick work of large batches for wedding favors or other events.


Printable Canning Labels to Dress Up Your JamMake it!

1.  Print the labels on a full-sheet shipping label or on a nice heavy-stock glossy paper made for laser printers.  Buy the best quality shipping label you can find. I like glossy paper for these. Printing can be done with a color laser printer at home (do not use an ink jet printer as that will smudge when wet) or by taking the file to a printing house.

2. Use a 2″ or a 2.5″ hole punch (available at craft stores or online) to cut out each label, or if you don’t want to invest in one of those fancy tools, cut by hand with sharp scissors.

3. If using plain paper, cover the back of each label with spray adhesive according to directions on the can, or use another type of fairly dry glue (don’t use white glue or the label will pucker).

4. Apply the labels to your homemade creations and revel in the beauty you have brought to the world.

Fig and Ginger Preserves

Templates:Preserves & Jam Labels Designs

Garden Therapy has lots of free canning labels to downloadFree Canning Labels: Berries Design


Free Download Fall Canning Labels 2 inch

Fall Harvest Canning Label Design


For more ideas on how to dress up your canning creations, check out Sugar & Spice, Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen.

Sugar and Spice Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen eBook PDF

About the Author : Stephanie Rose

A city girl who learned to garden and it changed everything. Author, artist, Master Gardener. Better living through plants.

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  1. Lani
    LaniSeptember 14,11

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Priscilla
    PriscillaSeptember 17,11

    Hi Stevie. Thanks for visiting my blog. Cute canning labels! I didn’t do any canning although I have all the equipment/books I received from Christmas last year. I haven’t had the time and my garden is producing but slowly… I’ll be sure to get into it next year. By the way congrats for winning at the fair, I’m sure your jam was exceptional. Have a great weekend!

  3. TJ Thompson
    TJ ThompsonNovember 28,11

    I am learning how to make soaps, laudry Det.’s , Bath salts , Lotion, etc…… Thank You

  4. Kelly Sorensen
    Kelly SorensenApril 1,13

    These are so darling. Thank you. I was hoping you would save them to a Microsoft download. That way I could type the labels and print them using Avery labels.

  5. Madeupagin
    MadeupaginApril 21,13

    I loved these! I will be using this year for sure! What I like about these is you DID leave white space. A few I’ve seen have not, the design is over the entire label. Go figure! Thanks!

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  8. Fay
    FaySeptember 30,14

    Hi i make a lot of preserves and these labels are just right Thank you.

  9. Beth
    BethOctober 8,14

    Thanks for sharing theses labels! I’m using them to dress up some of my preserves this season.

  10. kate
    kateJanuary 7,15

    I don’t know anyone who has a laser printer at home. All the printers I have access to are ink jet!

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    Grandmas House DIYSeptember 14,16

    Oh I love these, they’re SO cute! And I also wanted to mention that the Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party just started over at and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!

  12. Dee
    DeeSeptember 16,16

    These would be perfect for holiday kitchen gifts! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! :)

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