6 Ways To Spice Up Your Canning


Oooh! I can hardly wait for canning season. The green is out, I see flowers on my tomato plants, herbs are a-growing, and word around town is that strawberries are getting ready to ripen. It is almost time.

Now, last year I had quite the line-up of canned good and I don’t plan on slowing down this year. If anything, I’ll be speeding up and adding more. Sure, we are moving and will be in a 1000 sq. ft apartment, but come on…my February Self Will Thank Me next year for pushing through;) In fact, check out my plan for this year.

I am adding gift giving to the mix and so plan on canning a bit extra of everything. I am constantly seeing great ways to spruce up a canned good, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites here. So start canning AND getting crafty at the same time. Here’s your inspiration!


Chalkboard Style Freezer Canning Jar Labels – I love these free printable labels from Lia Griffith. The “chalkboard” look is so in these days and would make the perfect shelf decoration in your kitchen or a friend’s too! I love the calendar themed labels where you can mark the date you canned (or froze) which is super helpful! http://liagriffith.com/printable-chalkboard-style-freezer-canning-jar-labels/

“Homemade” labels – This design from the Cottage Industrialist is perfection in my eyes. I love the simplicity of it all. And yet, it completes a canned good like no other. Can’t wait to print these out and have a canning party!

“Canned with Love” – Yes it was! Another great label from Ladyface for those gifts.


Jam Labels and Tags – I love the colors on these labels and tags from Eat Drink Chic! The fabric is a gorgeous touch and the tags circling the jar make it easy to personalize this gift!


Shrinky Dink Labels – These labels from City Girl Farming ROCK! We heart shrinky dinks and are most definitely doing this this year. Oh man C and G are going to be so excited! And apparently, you can make a shrinky dink out of a #6 recyclable plastic as well (clamshell containers). Can’t wait to try it!

Washi Tape Canning Lid – Such a simple yet great idea for decorating the lid of a home canned good from Bless the Mess! I have a ton of Washi tape in the craft cabinet just waiting to be used!

How do you spruce up your canned goods? 


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. I could always use a little more spice in my canning :) Thanks for the cute round-up lady and thanks even more for including me! I feel super honored. Love your blog header too… so pretty!
    Melissa @ Bless this Mess recently posted…Saving and Printing Recipes from Bless this Mess with ZiplistMy Profile

  2. love all those labels! shrink dink… brilliant
    kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS recently posted…FASHION. girls swimwearMy Profile

  3. Love the ideas for packaging the jars for gift giving! Those chalkboard labels are so cute!
    Barb @ A Life in Balance recently posted…How to Chaperone a Class TripMy Profile

  4. Pinned! Love all the labels!

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: