Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bright & Classic Gingham Round & Oval Canning Labels

Our Classic Gingham canning labels will make your put-up produce look like traditional, farmer's market style canned goods. Add these gingham canning labels to mason jar lids or the front of the glass jar. Each sheet of jam jar labels prints with a mix of four classic colors. Now you can mix and match labels on your colorful jars.

Classic Gingham Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Canning Jar Labels

Do you feel like your current batch of canned goods deserves something more "vibrant?" We also offer a Bright Gingham version of our traditional gingham labels. These bright colors are perfect for jam and jelly jars.

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

These labels feature an assortment of 4 different colored gingham stickers on each sheet. Variety is the spice of life, and this selection will keep your jars interesting.

Bright Gingham Mason Jar Labels

If you want to label the fronts of your jars, these oval labels are the perfect fit. Our Classic Gingham oval canning labels come in a mix of of three classic colors. These colorful gingham oval canning jar labels fit quilted jam jars and other mason jars.

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

There are 21 labels are on each Classic Gingham oval labels sheet. Each sheet has 3 different colored labels with red, blue, and yellow gingham backgrounds, as shown.

Classic Gingham Oval Canning Jar Labels

Need slightly more "pop?" Brighten up your home preserved food jars with our Bright Gingham oval canning labels. These colorful gingham oval canning jar labels fit quilted jam jars and other mason jars.

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Bright Gingham Oval Mason Jar Labels

Sunday, July 8, 2018

New Oval Custom Kitchen Canning Labels for Canners, Bakers, & Chefs

If you need a great finishing touch on your freshly-preserved jam or jelly jars, try our new Custom Gingham Oval Kitchen labels. They will make your gifts of homemade goodness extra special! These "From the Kitchen of" gingham canning labels print with the name and color option you want. Choose from nine color choices. There's room to handwrite your own text on the kitchen labels. Cutom kitchen labels make great gifts for canners, bakers, or chefs.

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels


Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Our gingham kitchen stickers are a great match for when you take your preserves to the local Farmer's Market. This oval label will fit on the smooth oval of 8oz. quilted canning jars. They will also fit on the short 4oz. Quilted BALL BRAND jars (the label will fit from the bottom of the jar up to the glass ridge right under the lid).

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels

Each sheet of labels will have the SAME custom name and color printed on each label. We will use the same fonts & colors as depicted on the photos shown. "From the Kitchen of" will be at the top, and your name will print in the banner. This design is also available in a Round Label version.

Custom Gingham Oval From the Kitchen canning jar labels


If gingham just isn't your thing, add some basic color to your jam and jelly jars with our Custom Colorful Oval Kitchen labelsKnow someone who does a ton of home canning? Does your mother make so much salsa that you never even think of buying a jar of Tostitos? Then these custom colorful oval kitchen labels would make a perfect gift! 

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels


Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Each sheet of labels will have the SAME custom name and color printed on each label. We will use the same fonts & colors as depicted on the photos shown. "From the Kitchen of" will be at the top, and your name will print in the banner. This design is also available in a Round Label version.

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Custom Colorful Oval From the Kitchen mason jar labels

Friday, June 29, 2018

Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizers

As anyone who has watched “Back the Future” a million+ times knows, banana peels make terrific fuelBut even better than adding them to the Mr. Fusion unit on your time traveling DeLorean, you can add them as fuel for your garden. That’s right, compost those slimy banana peels and make your little green friends happy!
Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizer | CanningCrafts.com

Banana Peel Nutrients

Bananas are a super food, and the peels are loaded with nutrients that your vegetation craves. First and foremost of these is, of course, potassium. Potassium greatly helps your plant’s overall strength. It makes the cell walls more robust on the fruit. I also helps generate stronger plant stems and promotes healthy root development.
Phosphorus has the next highest mineral concentration in banana peels. That’s great, because your garden loves phosphorus! Phosphorus is vital for vigorous plants. It aids germination, healthy roots, and strengthening production of blooms, pollen, and fruits. 
Not to be forgotten, peels also contain calcium and magnesium. These are important in your garden’s healthy development. Banana peels do NOT contain nitrogen. But the calcium helps make nutrients in the soil, such as nitrogen, more available to plants.
Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizer | CanningCrafts.com

Our Vintage canning label is a great match for banana compost tea! 


How to Make Banana Peel Fertilizers

How do you transport all those amazing nutrients from your kitchen to your garden? While you could individually chuck banana peels on your garden, there are more efficient methods. Try making a compost tea or a dry fertilizer.
Banana peel compost tea is simple to produce. Keep a pitcher of water in your fridge filled about 3/4 full. Whenever you eat a banana, deposit the peel into the pitcher. Keep up this process until the container is full (or after about a week). Then strain the liquid into a new container. Put the peels aside, you can still use them! Clean the pitcher out and start the exercise all over again. The tea is nutrient-rich because the liquid has been slowly leeching Potassium, Phosphorus and nutrients out of the peels. In this form it is too concentrated, so you need to dilute it before putting it on your garden. One cup of tea per gallon of water should do the trick. Apply to the base of your garden plants and watch them thrive.
Okay, so you’ve made your pungent tea and now you have a bunch of slimy-gross banana peels leftover. That’s great! Take those peels and make more food for your plants! The easiest way would be to toss the peels into your compost bin. But if you want a quick fertilizer, put the peels into your blender with some water to make a puree fertilizer. Or you can try the powdered banana peel route so you can use them later. Use a food dehydrator to dry the peels (usually about 8-10 hours at 160ºF). Or place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake them in the oven (extra low temperature) for about 8-10 hours. You can also let them bake in the sun. Once they are dry, chop them as fine as possible in a food processor or coffee grinder. Then you can add some PBP (powdered banana peel) to your new seeds or seedlings when you are planting.
Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizer | CanningCrafts.com

How to Use Banana Peel Fertilizers

Add one cup of banana tea per gallon of water. Apply to the base of your garden plants and watch them thrive. Add some dried banana peel (powdered or cut pieces) to your new seeds or seedlings when you are planting. Some gardeners also use fresh banana peels in their garden. Burying them deeper around plants will help keep animals and pests away. The peels break down quickly, so plants are able to use the nutrients sooner. Just make sure the soil is moist so the peels can break down.
Banana peels are not a complete fertilizer! So don’t use them alone, especially if your plants need a lot of nitrogen. They work great for potassium-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers. To get the most out of peels, compost them with nitrogen-rich materials. 

 

Use Banana Peels as an Aphid Pest Repellant

Banana peels are also helpful for deterring aphids on plants. Aphids hate the smell of banana apparently. While adding peels around plants should help deter aphids, spraying a plant with the tea should help protect it more. Dilute the banana tea with water at a 5:1 ratio (5 parts water with 1 part tea). Spray the leaves and stems with the solution. The spray will also help feed your plants.  
Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizer | CanningCrafts.com 

How I'll Use Banana Peels in MY Garden

I plan to use the banana peel fertilizers for my tomatoes and garlic. The peel fertilizers will be great for tomato plants since they don’t need much nitrogen. Potassium is a must for increasing the size of garlic bulbs. During the growing season, garlic also needs lots of Nitrogen which isn't in banana peels. However, Nitrogen supplementation needs to stop in the late spring or early summer before the scapes appear. Otherwise, there will be leaf growth at the expense of the bulb. So since there isn’t Nitrogen in the peels, it should be good to use after the scapes appear. This is my first year growing garlic, so I hope to have big bulbs with the help of these peels.
Banana Peel Compost Tea Garden Fertilizer | CanningCrafts.com

Do you use banana peels in your garden? If so, have you tried them fresh, composted, or as a tea fertilizer? What results have you seen?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gingham Cherry Canning Labels

Cherries come in sweet varieties, like Bing. Cherries also come in tart varieties, such as Montmorency. And cherries have one more variety… gingham? That’s right, we added a new design to our popular Gingham Collection. This cherry canning label will add  perfect country touch to you jam and jelly jars.

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Cherry season is quickly fleeting, from now until July or August (depending on your growing zone), so plan ahead what you would like to put up. You'll be glad to have your cherry deliciousness during the cold winter months!

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Looking to get a little wild with your cherry canning? Maybe a Cherry-Berry-Chia Jelly or perhaps a Cherry Bacon Jam (yes, please)? Then choose our "blank" cherry labels to handwrite in your own unique contents.

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Our round labels are sold by the sheet and available in 2 sizes. Not sure what size canning label you need? Please see our size chart.
  • 2 inch (20 labels per sheet) for regular mouth lids
  • 2.5 inch (12 labels per sheet) for wide mouth lids
Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels

Our Gingham cherry canning jar labels come in 8 different styles. 
Choose from:
  • Cherry Jam
  • Cherry Jelly
  • Cherry Preserves
  • Cherries
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Pickled Cherries
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Blank (so you can handwrite your own contents)
Canning labels come with a blank date line or you can choose to have the date pre-printed. Shop our Gingham Collection for matching canning labels for other fruits and vegetables.

Gingham Cherry Canning Jar Labels