Using jam jar labels on your homemade products is a simple but extremely important part of the process; for example, there is nothing worse than making a delicious Victoria sponge, cutting a slice, taking a bite and discovering you have spread it with chutney rather than jam.
Along with the contents, you might want to include a use-by date, the ingredients and storage instructions on your labels, particularly if you plan to give your jars to other people.
Words of Art preserving labels
Words of Art preserving labels are created by mother and daughter artist duo Rosemary and Caroline Wagstaff and are printed with their country watercolours. The vibrantly-coloured, self-adhesive labels feature fruits, vegetables and graphic prints such as the union flag, the royal crown and beehive honey. The whimsical style is ideal for chutney or jam jar labels and other homemade produce, with a white central panel on which to write surrounded by a patterned border. Words of Art labels come in packs of 18 and in standard or mini sizes.
If you are looking for something simpler, take a look at the Inspired by Nature range by Words of Art. These labels feature hand-painted borders in a range of colours and patterns, including plain lines, gingham, and dots in periwinkle, cornflower blue, coral, charcoal, olive green, ocean blue, sunshine, rose red, forest green and sunshine yellow.
Kitchen Craft preserving labels
The practical Kitchen Craft range includes peel-off chutney and jam jar labels on a roll of 100. The labels feature a decorative border with a central write-on panel. There is also a pack of 50 herb and spice jar labels, featuring all the most commonly used herbs and spices printed in black script upon clear vinyl. These useful labels can be peeled off and re-used. You can also choose some mixed packs of graphic printed labels in monochrome, orchard, roses and coloured themes.
Tags as preserving labels
You can go for a pretty and original look by labelling your jars with tags rather than adhesive labels. Choose from our pretty range of tags and simply tie them around jar necks. We stock tags in butterfly, rose, owl, floral, heart-shaped and plain designs. A tag looks fresh and modern and contains plenty of room to write all the information you need about the jar’s contents. There is also no need to scrape off sticky label residue when you want to clean and re-use your jars.