Canning has been a theme the past few weeks so I’m excited to share these free canning labels with you inspired by A Sonoma Garden.
It all started with a canning night from iheartcrafting, a Chicago ladies’ crafting group. Hostess Lisa bought large boxes of lovely blueberries, fresh green tomatoes and flavorful apricots from a local farmer’s market.
We all pitched in jars, lids, pots and labels and canned enough blueberry jam, apricot jam, and pickled dill green tomatoes for each of us to take home five jars.
Next up: Northern Michigan. I brought these labels as a hostess gift for my friend Jennie. She’s been learning all about canning, including raspberry freezer jam that needs no boiling …so much easier and no boiled fruit.
So now that you’re properly in the canning mood, let’s get to the labels! I made these labels based on cute label designs by Kendra at A Sonoma Garden.
My revised design involved scanning in a swatch of Anna Maria Small Gathering fabric in citrus…
…then I cropped in close, changed the colors in Photoshop, and typed in the labels. NOTE: Some of the photos say “Dykens Family” but the free downloadable template says “Yummy Homemade.”
You’re more than welcome to use this canning label template for free with the request that anyone using this template or design post a comment below. And if you’d like to use Kendra’s original canning labels, be sure to check out A Sonoma Garden. Craft and pass it on!
- Kathy’s free canning template (PDF – blueberry jam, strawberry jam, salsa, relish) or Kathy’s free blank canning labels for you to handwrite your own (PDF). I can also personalize the labels for you for a modest fee, just email me.Simply print the pages that you need (or download the source Adobe Illustrator free canning template file to customize yourself – it’s 98MB which is big, alternatively, download this smaller source version which is 23MB; you’ll just want to copy/paste the colors that you would like. Also, I used the Apex family of fonts so if you do not own this font, you’ll want to change it to one that you do own.)
- Full-sheet blank sticker labels
- 2-inch circle punch or good paper scissors
- Computer and Adobe Illustrator (if you’d like to customize the labels with your own text)
- Color laser printer (or FedEx Office, my new best friend)
Download one of my free canning label templates (pre-typed or blank) and feel free to use Adobe Illustrator (get the 30-day trial version here) to customize with your own creations.
Print onto full-sheet sticker paper using a laser color printer. No laser color printer? FedEx Office can print them for you very cheaply.
Using your 2-inch hole punch or scissors, cut out the labels.
Peel off the label backing and stick on top of the lid of your canned goodness.
COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use this project and template for your own personal use. Please post a comment below if you use this project so I can smile when I see that it’s being used. Craft and pass it on!