Heirloom Recipe Wedding Favor
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 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
- Glue stick
- Computer & scanner
- Black pen
- Filled jars of jam, jelly or preserves
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.