Post # 1
My mom makes wonderful jams. We decided this would be a great way to represent Michigan at our wedding. Strawberries are a great summer fruit there. We did some a year ahead of time since they preserve so well. We bought 4 oz. jam jars, the supplies for jam, ribbon, fabric, and printable tags. The fabric we cut with pinking shears. I did put a dab of hot glue to hold the bow in place.
Post # 3
I am also in Michigan (traverse city) and had wanted to do something like cherry jelly/jam. However, I had no idea how much a project like this would actually run you. How much would you guess you spent?
Post # 4
Just taking a guess since my mom did most of them over a year ago here’s what I think…
Jars: $7.00 for 12 x 8 $56.00
Strawberries: 2 Flats $40.00
Suregel: $3.00/box I don’t remember how many we used. Follow the directions carefully! I rushed and ended up botching a whole batch of them!
Fabric: 3 yds $3.00
Ribbon: 5 spools $12.50
Printable Labels: I bought these at Michael’s originally planning to put them on a ribbon around it. They ended up looking better on the top. They were 3.99/pack. I don’t remember how many there were in a pack, but a lot.
Approx… $120.00 for about 96 jars.
Post # 5
I LOVE THESE! My grandma is making homeade jellies for my wedding and I’m also doing pink and green. I have a question. How did you make the monogram/initial thingy. I have no idea how to start. Please help!
Post # 6
These look fantastic. I was actually thinking about doing jam or a cookie in a jar for my favors. I’m leaning towards jam because I’m trying to stay under $2 per favor. Can you tell me how you perserved or canned it? I have a grape jam recipe, but I’ve never made jam before and I’m not sure how to “keep” it? Can I just twist on the jar and go? Do I need to boil the jar or something? I just don’t want it to spoil. Also, what’s your opinion on using jars a little over 1 oz? They’re much smaller than yours. Is that enough jam lol?