If you’ve been beavering away in the kitchen knocking up delicious home made marmalades, chutneys and sauces to give as Christmas presents, don’t forget to add some attractive labels for jars to your shopping list. You can’t give away home made produce without letting people know what it is, and if you’re considering taking your endeavours to a more professional level, labelling is essential.
Colourful jar labels by Words of Art
The most popular labels for jars at Wares of Knutsford are those made by mother and daughter artist team Rosemary and Caroline Wagstaff. The range includes whites labels with colourful painted borders featuring fruits, graphic prints, butterflies, honey bees, vegetables and gardening illustrations. The labels are self adhesive with a white ‘write on’ panel in the centre and are sold in packs of 18. Standard 75mm x 50mm labels and miniature 38mm x 21mm labels are available.
Coloured border labels come in periwinkle blue, rose red, sunshine yellow, ocean blue, cornflower blue, forest green, olive green and coral pink. These are idea for all sorts of products and feature dots, gingham and simple border patterns.
Of course these colourful jar labels don’t have to be used solely for food products. Some are ideal for home made cosmetics too, such as a jar of much needed hand cream for a keen gardener, with an appropriately illustrated label.
On the label you need to write the jar contents, at the very least, while an ingredients list, storage instructions and a use by date are also useful, if you have room.
Once you’ve found pretty labels that suit your produce, consider adding some jar covers and ribbons to further decorate your gifts and make them more personal.
Colourful jar labels by Kitchen Craft
The Home Made range of labels by Kitchen Craft are useful if you are buying in large quantities. There are packs of 100 assorted labels for chutneys or for jams, plus a pack of fifty herb and spice labels in clear vinyl.
In more graphic style, the Home Made range also includes a series of self-adhesive label packs with coloured designs in gingham, striped and spotted designs in blue, green, pink and red. These come in 65mm x 30mm size and feature a plain white central write on panel.
In the same range there is a pack of 20 monochrome self-adhesive labels in a clean and sophisticated design. These come in 85mm x 45mm size.