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Enhance your jam with jam jar labels

Enhance your jam with jam jar labels fruit salad label

As the saying goes, ‘manners maketh man’. It might also be true to say that ‘labels maketh jam’, as your home preserves simply won’t look their very best without a lovely label to depict the contents. In today’s post, we are going to take a look at two or three of our favourite labels from our extensive range to show just how pretty they are and how much of a difference they can make to your jams, pickles and preserves.

Our favourite jam jar labels

The choice of label for a particular preserve depends, of course, on what you are making. Many of our labels feature fruit or vegetable designs, representing what is in the jam or chutney. With raspberries in season from late May through to September, now is the time to start thinking about making some delicious raspberry jam. Choosing our gorgeously-colourful raspberry jam jar labels will mean you will know instantly what is in the jar when it is lined up alongside all your other preserving projects in the larder or kitchen cupboard. These delightful labels are part of a series created by mother and daughter team Rosemary and Caroline Wagstaff, with plenty of other fruit designs to choose from.

Another of our firm favourites here at Wares of Knutsford is the gingham check labels. These are available in a range of lovely colours, including periwinkle (purple), rose red, ocean blue and cornflower blue. The gingham check gives a lovely vintage-inspired feel to your jars and can be set off perfectly with gingham lids or gingham fabric covers, which are also available in store.

If you are planning to make your own pickled onions this year, what could be nicer than specially-designed labels just for pickled onions? These lovely labels feature beautifully-drawn shallots alongside all the spices you would typically add to a jar of homemade pickles. Again, small details such as these labels go a long way to presenting your home preserves in the best possible light.

Jam jar labels for smaller jars

If you like using our miniature jam jars to create individual pots of jam, our mini-jam jar labels are just the ticket; again, these are in the watercolour fruits range of labels. We have mini versions with a mixed fruit design, a garden vegetables design, and a rather charming ‘Rosemary’s Garden’ design, which features various fruits and garden creatures such as a hedgehog, a mouse and a butterfly. These mini-jam jar labels fit perfectly on all our miniature jars.

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Chutney labels

Chutney labels fruit salad label

When they start out with home preserves, most people tend to stick to making jams. As time goes by and their preserving confidence grows, keen home preserving fans start looking around for what to experiment with next. When summer fruit and vegetable growing starts to reach the glut stage, it is time to consider chutney in all its tasty and tangy varieties. In today’s blog post, we take a look at a few of our label sets that are just perfect for homemade chutneys.

Choosing your chutney labels

Whilst it might be quick and easy to simply stick a boring old printer label on your jars of chutney, they will look so much more appealing and professional if you use a nice label. We have a range of colourful labels for both jams and chutneys in a wide range of styles and designs. The Vegetable Garden label comes in two sizes, one for standard chutney jars and one for mini jars. The labels feature a colourful border of appetising vegetables around a white central panel in which you write your own details. These labels are part of a wider range of labels created by mother and daughter design team Rosemary and Caroline Wagstaff.

Another design in this range features some ingredients for making pickled onions – shallots, cinnamon, cloves and chillies. This label would look fantastic on your pickled onions or any onion-based chutney.

If you prefer a more subtle label, the Garden Gate label is rather charming. This features a wooden gate in the background with a white sign, on which you write the details of your chutney or pickles.

Packs start at just 18 labels, but you can order as many as you need. There are cost savings for ordering larger quantities.

Not just chutney labels fruit salad label 2

We stock a huge range of other labels for all manner of preserving projects, of course. Some are specific to jams and marmalades, while others would work perfectly adorning your chutney jars and giving that special finishing touch to your homemade pickles and preserves.

If you favour a more contemporary look, why not use our Union Jack labels? These are colourful and vibrant and create a striking effect. We also stock a range of labels featuring spots and dots, pinstripes, gingham checks, and many other designs. The olive green designs would work well with chutneys; however, it is sometimes fun to mix things up a little and use whatever labels take your fancy for your preserving project.

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