JAM SEASON. Is there ANYTHING better? I love it so much. There is something so satisfying about finding amazing fruit at the farmer’s market (or growing your own), bringing it home, jamming it up and eating that deliciousness all year long. I also love to give the jam I make away because I always make so much and because I think anything in a mason jar is instantly adorable and gift-worthy.
This year I took my jam packaging to the next DIY level and made my own fabric toppers, paint-dipped jars and printable labels (Martha, can you hear me?) and today I’m going to share it all with you. Plus, I’ll share my favorite simple, low-sugar Strawberry Jam recipe. Let’s do this.
1. After searching high and low for a fabric that would match the labels I made I came up short and decided to make my own patterned fabric. All I did was take some white fabric, a triangle eraser pencil-topper, and some fabric paint and made this cute confetti pattern that was perfect for the color scheme I envisioned.
2. Next, I painted my jars. I love dishes that look like they have been dipped in paint, plus I still wanted to see the pretty color of the jam through the jars so I only painted them 1/3 of the way. Just tape them off, paint paint paint, and let dry.
3. Now it’s time to make your jam! Here’s my recipe:
Low-Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam
4. Fill your jars with jam and let set. Then top with fabric.
5. Print your labels! Here is the label I created and you can download from our library (keep scrolling for access). Then attach them with string, or glue them to your jam lid before putting the ring around it.
6. You’re done! Pass them around the neighborhood and become the favorite neighbor in a snap, or horde them all for yourself and slather every carb in site with it. Both are good options.
Now get to jamming! And be sure to send over your favorite jam recipes to this jam hoarder. Thanks in advance.