Have you been doing any end of summer canning or preserving? I love the packaging up these fresh flavor to savor and share over the long cold winter. If you didn’t see it I made a splendid Peach Jam and Peach Pepper sauce and shared the recipe. We’ve been enjoying the jam on toast and the pepper jam on succulent slices of meat. But, I also prepped a few bottles to give as gifts throughout the year.
There are endless options for dressing up your canning jars to stylishly share with others, I have a couple of tips to make it just a bit easier for you.
I’ve always loved this Napoleon bee fabric sample in my fabric cupboard, but I’ve never quite found the right place to use it. Since I watched these little peaches go from flower to fruit in our orchard, I thought it only appropriate to celebrate the pollinators that made the magic happen.
The lids on the canning jars are about 2 – 1/2 inches, so I found a pan lid that is 7″ to use as a template.
I used a pencil on the reverse side of the fabric that I was planning on showing and lightly drew a circle.
Then cut out the circles, following the pencil trace.
To help keep the smooth fabric secure on the slippery lids I doubled over a piece of tape and put it on the lids.
Next I pulled the fabric over the top, creating pleats to emphasize the bees and secured the fabric with rubber bands.
I wrapped this waxed twine around the indent of the metal lid under the fabric, so that it will be secure and tied it in a knot. I made the length of twine long enough to wrap around the jar 3 times with enough for a tail to tie on the tags.
To make the tags, I traced the lid of the jars and used a one hole paper punch to make holes at the top and then wrote the wrote the basic information on the tag.
Next, I tied that tags on the twine and….
the jars were all dressed up and ready to go to the party!So there you are, my peaches path from an orchard blossom to designer jar.