Friday, March 31, 2017

Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels

Here's a perfect alternative to a traditional Easter basket! Our FREE Printable Easter tags and labels make it easy to create gorgeous mason jar gifts for friends and family. Just gather some candy, mason jars, fabricribbon, and Easter grass. Then print out and decorate with our free Easter printables. These cute mason jars would be a perfect gift for grown ups or kids.  

Download & print our FREE Easter tags and labels now!

CanningCrafts.com Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels
 CanningCrafts.com Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels
 CanningCrafts.com Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels
 CanningCrafts.com Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels 
CanningCrafts.com Free Printable Easter Hang Tags & Labels 

Check out our FREE Printables page for other downloadable goodies!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

PLEASE return my canning jars!

If you're a canner, you know how frustrating it is when you don't get your mason jars returned. After spending many hours in the kitchen and a lot of money on supplies, the least your family can do is return your empty jars for pity's sake! Some canners may consider the jar to be part of the gift. I am NOT one of those canners. I want my jar back dangit!
Return Jar Canning Label

I've also learned to be selective on which food-filled jars I give away for fear they won't be returned. Friends will not get vintage blue or square Atlas jars from me! I can't take the chance that these pretty jars won't find their way back home.
 
Years ago, I had to do something to get my sister to return my mason jars. So I made a label that said "I want my jar back dangit!" Was it blunt and rude? Yes. Did it work? YES!!! She returned most of my empties. She didn't can back then, so it didn't bother her that she was hoarding my jars. But now that she puts up a TON, she knows how important and cost effective it is to get canning jars returned. "Canning jars don't grow on trees, so please return my jars to me!"
Return Jar Canning Label
If you've felt the burn of not getting your jars returned, try one of our Return Jar labels.
Our canning labels come in 4 different sayings:
I want my jar back dangit!
Return jar for a refill
Return jars to keep me jammin!
Canning jars don't grow on trees, so please return this jar to me!
All "Return Jar" Labels are customized with your name so people know who the jar belongs to! A few of our canning label styles also print with a food name so you know what's in the jar. Hopefully our Return Jar labels will make returns easier if you want your jars back. 
Return Jar Canning Labels
 Return Jar Canning Label
Our Color Return Jar labels also come with a custom food name and your choice of 9 vibrant colors. 
Return Jar Canning Labels

Do you consider the jar to be part of the gift? Or do you want your empty mason jars returned so you can refill them? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spuds Mash Colcannon Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

Our good friend Danita Arthur has been cooking up a storm for over 20 years. She's developed many recipes as a chef and cooking instructor. Many of Dani's "cleaner eating" recipes are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, or Paleo. She also has plenty of traditional gourmet classic recipes including main entrees, side dishes, and even deserts and smoothies. Dani really knows how to make use of healthy greens, so we think of her as a cooking queen!
Colcannon recipe
One of our favorite recipes of Dani's is for "Spuds Mash" Colcannon Potatoes. This is a traditional Irish meal often associated with St. Patrick's Day. But it's also delicious and great to eat any time of the year. This is not just a standard mashed potatoes recipe. Made with potatoes, cabbage, kale, and onion, this dish is full of flavor with less fat and calories. Colcannon makes a tasty side dish to most chicken and meat entrees, or it can be eaten all by itself. 
Colcannon recipe
The full recipe is on Dani's Etsy shop "Dani's Dish Recipe Class" as a downloadable, printable recipe card. While Pinterest and blogs are full of wonderful recipes, there are many of us who love to have traditional printed recipe cards and books. All of Dani's recipe cards can be printed and stored in your recipe collection box or book. Follow Dani's Shop for new recipes and soon-to-come cooking classes. If you're in the Williamsport, PA area, Dani is available for cooking classes, personal chef services, parties, and more!

Colcannon recipe
Colcannon recipe
Colcannon recipe

Do you enjoy Irish recipes such as Colcannon, Corned Beef, or Soda Bread? We'd LOVE to hear what your favorite Irish recipes are in the comments below. 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Canning Label Giveaway with Food in Jars

CanningCrafts.com canning label giveaway
We teamed up with the amazing Marisa McClellan of FoodInJars.com for a canning label giveaway! If you've never been to Marisa's blog, it's a must read for all food preservers. She's written several books on preserving, has been featured on The Food Network, Table Matters, and in Food52. If you live around Philadelphia, you can also take some of her canning classes.

Enter the CanningCrafts' giveaway on FoodinJars.com now! 3 winners will each win 5 sheets of canning labels. Winners can choose any canning labels on our website including custom labels. Hurry! Giveaway ends on Sunday, February 26 at noon.

custom canning labels
Custom Vintage Canning Labels are customized for your home canned foods. 
return jar labels
Return My Jar Canning Labels are the perfect way to get your empty jars returned.
pickle canning labels
Gingham Pickle Canning Labels are available for dill, sweet, relish, & more
flower chic canning labels
Cottage Chic Flower Canning Labels look lovely on vintage blue jars.
custom from the kitchen of labels
Have Custom Kitchen Labels printed with your name & color choice.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Oval Jam Jar Labels for Quilted Jars

We had many customer requests to add more oval jar labels to our shop. So we got to work and designed 9 new oval canning labels! These oval labels are the perfect size for quilted jam and jelly jars. They also fit nicely on other style mason jars.
4 new styles include pre-printed peach jam, strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and blueberry jam labels. These oval canning labels will dress your quilted jars up perfectly for gift giving. We also have matching round labels for these designs in our Cute Fruit Collection.
oval peach jam canning label for quilted jars | CanningCrafts.com
Oval Peach Jam Jar Label
oval strawberry jam canning label for quilted jars | CanningCrafts.com
Oval Strawberry Jam Jar Label for quilted jam jars
oval strawberry jam canning label for quilted jars | CanningCrafts.com
oval raspberry jam canning label for quilted jars | CanningCrafts.com
Oval Raspberry Jam Canning Label
oval blueberry jam canning label for quilted jars | CanningCrafts.com
Oval Blueberry Jam Canning Label for quilted jars
oval blueberry jam quilted jar canning label | CanningCrafts.com
We also have 5 new patterned oval label designs. These labels are blank so you handwrite your own text. These patterned labels print in a mix of colors on each sheet. Blank labels are ideal for canners who put up a variety of preserved goods.
quilted jar oval labels CanningCrafts.com
Swirls Oval Quilted Jar Labels

quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com

quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com
Flower Oval Canning Labels
quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com
quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com
Checkered Oval Quilted Jam Jar Labels
quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com
Bright Gingham oval canning labels come in pink, blue, & green
quilted jar oval canning labels CanningCrafts.com
Classic Gingham oval canning labels come in red, blue, & yellow

Do you have a specific preserved food that you need a canning label for? Or would you like to see other label shapes and sizes added to our shop? Please take our short survey to help us decide on new products for our shop. We add new designs to our shop based on customer feedback.
CanningCrafts.com caning label survey

Friday, January 20, 2017

Valentine's Day Sugar Scrub Recipe with free printable tag

Here's a Valentine's Day sugar scrub recipe that will guarantee you a full day's worth of kisses! This simple, DIY honey sugar scrub recipe will give you the absolute softest face and lips. You only need 3 ingredients to make this wonderful smelling sugar scrub. Download our free printable hag tag below to decorate a jar for your special honey!
valentine's day sugar scrub recipe
Sugar scrubs are perfect to use during the winter months. They'll help protect and nourish your skin from the harsh winter weather. Sugar scrubs make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers. Plus they're inexpensive and easy to make yourself. This sugar scrub is full of healthy ingredients too. And did I mention how amazing they smell?
Moisturizing coconut oil will make your face soft and smooth. There are many healthy benefits for using coconut oil in facial products. It helps with dryness, flaking, and various skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Coconut oil also helps with the natural aging process by reducing wrinkles and sagging skin.
Raw honey helps prevent your skin from drying out by sealing in the moisture. It acts as a cleansing agent by absorbing impurities from the pores. When mixed with an oil base, honey helps to dissolve and remove makeup. It's filled with wonderful antioxidants, so it helps slow down the aging process. Honey also has natural antibacterial properties since it contains hydrogen peroxide which helps prevent acne.
Sugar helps hydrate your skin and keep it moist. It's also perfect for exfoliating dead skin cells from your face and lips. Scrubs can be made with white, brown, or raw sugar depending on how coarse you want the scrub to be. Brown sugar is the softest, making it a great choice for the face. Raw sugar is very coarse, so it's often used for body, hand, or feet scrubs. You can test a small batch of each sugar type on your skin to see what works best.
valentine's day sugar scrub recipe

valentine's day sugar scrub recipe

SUPPLIES


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (white, brown, or raw)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (I used organic, unrefined coconut oil)
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • One 8-oz wide mouth mason jar
  • Cloth jar covers
  • Twine ribbon
  • Free printable hang tag


  • valentine's day sugar scrub recipe

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl. I used room temperature coconut oil (not liquid) and mashed it into the sugar and honey. To make it easier to stir, you can slightly warm coconut oil by placing the jar in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. DO NOT microwave coconut oil! 
    2. Stir well until combined. It's ok to have a few chunks of coconut oil left in the mixture.
    3. Store in an airtight sealed jar. This recipe makes enough to fill one 8-oz mason jar. I used an 8-oz wide mouth Ball Elite canning jar in my photos. 
    4. Print the free hang tags to add to jars. Further decorate jars for gift-giving with cloth jar covers and ribbon.
    valentine's day sugar scrub recipe
    Not into hot pink? Just print the hang tag on kraft paper instead! I made a batch of brown sugar scrub and paired it with more natural looking decorations. Our free printable hang tags come in hot pink and red colors.
    valentine's day sugar scrub recipe
    valentine's day sugar scrub recipe

    VARIATIONS

    • Sugar scrubs can be made with as little as two ingredients. The basic formula is 3 parts sugar to 1 part oil. Use white, brown, or raw sugar depending on how coarse you want the scrub to be. Brown sugar is the softest, so it's a great choice for the face. Raw sugar is coarse, so it's often used for body, hand, or feet scrubs.
    • Use other oils such as olive, sweet almond, or jojoba oils instead of coconut. Using an unscented oil is a good option if you plan to add essential oils or spices.
    • Add Vitamin E oil, essential oils, vanilla extract, or spices to sugar scrubs. A few drops of Lavender essential oil helps achieve a calming effect before bedtime. Cinnamon helps treat acne, eczema, and other skin infections. It also stimulates blood vessels which plumps up your skin. Adding scents like peppermint oil or pumpkin pie spices make great holiday scented sugar scrub gifts.
    • While I prefer care products to be more natural, some people like to add a few drops of food coloring. Add just enough food coloring to tint the scrub so it doesn't stain skin or clothing. Natural colorings from freeze dried berries are another option.

    HOW TO USE

    • Wet your skin, then apply sugar scrub with your fingers. Gently scrub your lips too! You can use sugar scrub a few times a week.
    • Massage sugar scrub into skin in a circular motion until sugar dissolves. If you have sensitive skin, use a light touch when applying. You may also want to test a small patch of skin first to see how you react to the ingredients.
    • Rinse off well with water and pat dry. 
    • Follow up by applying lotion to help seal in the moisture.
    • Now pucker up and plant some kisses!

     valentine's day sugar scrub recipe

    Have you made your own sugar scrubs? What are your favorite add-ins & variations? We'd love to hear in the comments below!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Custom Maple Syrup Bottle Labels

    Maple sugaring is a fun activity for families. It's also a time-consuming process well worth the effort. There's just no comparing real maple syrup with imitation syrup. Our Custom Maple Syrup Labels are the perfect gift for home-based maple sugarers. All the hard work that went into collecting sap and making syrup will be rewarded once you label your bottles. Our Maple Syrup labels are customized with YOUR name and text. Your family and friends will love getting your maple syrup as a gift, so now you can show off your bottles in style!


    maple syrup labels

    custom maple syrup labels
    Vintage Custom Maple Syrup Labels
    Vintage Maple Syrup labels can also have the date pre-printed or left blank.  

    custom maple syrup stickers
    Vintage Custom Maple Syrup Labels

    These stylish maple syrup leaf labels look great on amber bottles. Customized maple syrup labels will have your name and text printed on them. The text above Maple Syrup can be your name. The text under it can be the date tapped, location, or other text. The red flag at the bottom can have the color, grade, or 100% Organic or Pure (space is limited to 15 characters, but it can also be left blank). 

    custom maple syrup labels
    Custom Maple Syrup Labels

    custom maple syrup bottle labels
    Custom Maple Syrup Bottle Labels

    custom maple syrup labels
    Custom Kraft Paper Maple Syrup Labels

    custom maple syrup bottle labels
    Custom Kraft Maple Syrup Bottle Labels

    Our rubber stamp style maple syrup labels can be printed in red or black. These maple syrup labels are also available on white and kraft paper labels. The white labels really pop off amber jars. And the kraft paper labels are a rustic match to syrup.

    custom maple syrup labels
    Custom Rubber Stamp Maple Syrup Labels

    custom maple syrup bottle labels
    Custom Rubber Stamp Maple Syrup Labels

    custom maple syrup labels
    Custom Kraft Rubber Stamp Maple Syrup Labels

    custom maple syrup labels
    Custom Kraft Rubber Stamp Maple Syrup Labels

    Custom Kraft Rubber Stamp Maple Syrup Labels