Whether you are turning summer fruit into tasty homemade jam or canning your garden’s harvest for winter, you’ll love these printable jar labels! These gingham mason jar canning labels will help you label your mason jars so you can tell what is in them and when the contents were canned.
GINGHAM MASON JAR CANNING LABELS
WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THESE JAR LABELS
I chose to create these mason jar labels in a range of colors inspired by summer flavors. Each printable will print out labels in strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, blueberry, mint, and peach. I designed two PDFs — one for 2″ jar lids and one for 3″ jar lids. Choose whichever printable works best for your jars!
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- sticker paper
- compass cutter
- 2″ circle punch (for regular mouth jars)
- 3″ circle punch (for wide mouth jars)
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FREE PRINTABLE CANNING JAR LABELS
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When you have access to the Freebie Gallery, you will find these printables in the MASON JAR section.
HOW TO PRINT THE MASON JAR LABELS
Begin by saving the free printable labels that work for your style of mason jars. The printable for regular mouth jars fits 12 labels on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet, while the wide mouth PDF fits 6 labels. Both PDFs feature all of the different designs of gingham.
Print the PDF onto sticker paper using a color printer. I recommend using white sticker paper for these labels. You could use colored label paper or kraft paper but the colors of the gingham won’t be as vibrant.
Then, use a circle punch, compass cutter, or scissors (if you have a steady hand!) to cut out the labels. Peel the backing off of the sticker paper, and affix the label to the metal insert from the jar lid. Be sure to press down firmly so the sticker stays in place.
If you are looking for a more temporary way to label the jars, you could print these labels on cardstock. Cut the circle labels in the same way described above, then just slip the cardstock label in between the top of the flat lid of your jar and the ring band. I don’t recommend using plain printer paper as it is not sturdy enough to hold its shape as a label.
Finally, you can reassemble the jar lid and add it to your jar of canned goods. Use a permanent marker (like a Sharpie) to identify the contents of the jar on the blank labels.
WAYS TO USE THE FREE PRINTABLE CANNING LABELS
Obviously, these labels are great for all of your homemade goodies like jellies, salsa, relish, and canned veggies and fruits. I have a tasty recipe for rhubarb strawberry jam that is a great place to start if you are new to canning recipes.