and I'm addicted to designing canning labels. That's right....I can't stop!
There are so many creative things you can do with these with just Microsoft Word and Paint. Look at what I put together while goofing off and watching a movie last night.
|Click to biggify!|
Wouldn't it be fun to give these to someone? My favorite is the Blackberry Jelly. The blackberries on that one and the bee on the "Pure Honey" label are just Word Art. If you want to customize these, I've made the blank backgrounds available to you here. (Biggify to 200% to get them to the correct size for a wide-mouth canning jar.) Please feel free to use them as you wish - the only thing I ask is that you link to this post if you repost labels that you've made with them.
One note: I recommend a color laser printer if you're going to print labels of this quality. Print them on photo paper so they're nice and glossy or Avery labels. I picked up some laminating sheets at Hobby Lobby for 50% off yesterday and will go over the top to protect them from spills, etc. And, as I mentioned before, you could leave the date off and write it on with erasable pen onto the laminate if you want to reuse these labels over and over again.
If you don't have time or inclination to design your own labels, there are lots available for free online as well. Here are just a few that I've come across:
|Some elegant, customizable designs from Ball Fresh Preserving:|
|Cute and simple designs from A Sonoma Garden|
|Printable marmalade labels from Wendolonia. I love this design!|
|Yummy vintage wallpaper design from Merriment Design|
|These are just a few of the lovely labels available for both regular and wide-mouth jars at About.Com.|