Last night was our Winter Philly Food Swap. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was so kind to host us and 35 swappers braved the rainy night to come out and trade their goodies. I brought two half pound bundles of my burnt sugar toffee, two half pints of fermented hot sauce that I made some months back and four small jars of rhubarb liqueur that I’ve had cooking since last April (made using this recipe as a guide).
Not wanting to bring naked bottles and wanting something a little more elegant than my standard Sharpie scrawl, I spent the moments before I left for the swap figuring out how best to label my jars (I’m something of a last minute girl). I was pleased with what I ended up devising and thought you all might like a peek at what I did.
I made a little label on white card stock and cut it out with pinking shears. Then, using some stripey bakers’ twine, I secured the label to the jar by wrapping the twine around and around. What I like about this is that it adheres the label to the side of the jar without using any adhesive. It is such a pain to remove sticky residue from jars when it’s time to use them again.
It’s not perfect, but worked fairly well in a pinch. If I do this again in the future, I’ll make sure to leave far more white space on the label, so that I don’t cover up the writing with the twine.
What’s your favorite way to label jars for holiday giving?