Heirloom Recipe Wedding Favor

Heirloom Recipe Wedding Favor

Crafting Time:
  • Under 1 Hour
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Doilies, 1-2 per jar
  • Original jam, jelly or preserves recipe
  • Black ribbon or cord
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Cardstock: black, white, silver print
  • Silver eyelet and eyelet setting tools
  • Circle-cutting tools: Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter or Fiskars circle-cutter, punches, etc.
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Computer & scanner
  • Black pen
  • Filled jars of jam, jelly or preserves
  • Eyelets


  1. Measure the tops of filled jam jars to determine the size of the circles needed for the jar-top label. Each label has 3 layers, each layer measuring 1/4" smaller than the prior one; i.e., if the jar lid can fit a 21/2" label, make the smallest circle 2", the middle 2-1/4", and the largest 2-1/2". Cut all label layers using Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter or other method of choice.
  2. 2. Compose the appropriate wording for the printed jar-top label. Adjust the font sizes accordingly, fit on the smallest of the 3 circles. Print the wording on computer paper, attach the circle over the wording with a small piece of tape, and run the paper through the computer again. Attach all 3 label layers with glue stick.
  3. Cover filled jam jars with a doily or two. If the lid is still too visible, cover the jar with a circle of black cardstock before attaching doilies. Weave black cord or ribbon through the holes of the top doily, going around top of jar. Tie ends in a bow. Tie love knots near the end of the tails; trim tails on diagonal. Attach label to top of jar with glue stick.
  4. Scan recipe and reduce size to fit on a tag. Print on silver paper; trim the recipe rectangle to size, mount on a black cardstock rectangle, and finally on silver print cardstock. Trim the print cardstock into a tag shape. Punch a hole and insert an eyelet. Tie the tag to the black cord near the bow.