Looking for affordable, beautiful labels for your canning jars that you can easily customize and print at home? Look no further than Worldlabel!
I confess that when it comes to labeling jars, I can be a bit lazy. My first line of labeling defense is typically a quick scrawl with a permanent marker. I write the contents of the jar and the month and year it was made across the top of the lid. This is done to ensure that I keep things like tomato jam separate from the pizza sauce (two preserves that look nearly identical once in the jar).
Often, my first act of labeling is also my last. I’ve been known to give these unadorned jars to my cousins and neighbors without a second though. However, as I move further into my life as a canner (this is my 11th active canning season! The mind boggles!), I find that I do really like having the option of giving people preserves with more detail on the label.
I’ve also been considering the possibility of making limited edition batches to sell, which would require nicer labeling that I currently can muster.
Happily, just as I was pondering ways to up my label game, I got an email from the folks at Worldlabel. They sell a huge assortment of blank labels that can be endlessly customized. They’ve got lots of templates that you can use to design your own labels, or you can use their assortment of free, pre-designed printable label templates.
I wanted to keep things simple for my first attempt at creating my own labels and decided that I would simply make Food in Jars logo stickers that I could use to dress up my jars (and potentially also use to dress up the packages of books I occasionally send out).
The folks at Worldlabel sent me 2 inch round labels (in both white and craft) and rectangular shipping labels (also in white and craft). I opted to try the white rounds first and headed over to Worldlabel to find the right template. They offer them in a variety of file formats (Word, PDF, Illustrator, etc) and identifying the one I needed was really easy.
Once I had the right file, I opened it up in Word (I am not a designer), and dropped in my logo file. I had to do a little bit of tweaking, but it wasn’t hard. Then, it was just a matter of saving and printing.
I’m pretty pleased with how approachable it was and how cute my labels look.
Now, if you don’t have a cute logo to drop into a template, fret not. The folks at Worldlabel have a really robust assortment of already-designed labels that you can download and print at home. They also curate a highly useful Pinterest page where they collect free printables that will work with their labels.
I think my finished labels turned out really well and I can’t wait to start using them. And while the company did send me this package of labels at no cost so that I could play around with them, 100 sheets of these labels costs just $18.75. That works out to less than $.19 a sheet, which is pretty darn accessible for even the tightest budgets (far cheaper than the name brands you get at office supply stores).
Because Worldlabel wants to help canners feel empowered to create their own labels, they’re also sponsoring a giveaway. Five lucky readers will each win 20 sheets of labels that they can customize. Use the widget below to enter!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Worldlabel paid to appear in this space and provided the labels pictured above at no cost to me. All thoughts and opinions are honestly conveyed and entirely my own.
I have used the permanent marker method, too. I’d just like to make something nice for gifts and identification.
I would love to make labels for my family reunion. Our family holds an auction at each year’s reunion and I’ve had good luck auctioning off some of my preserves. Thanks for the giveaway!
Jars with labels look so much more “finished” – love it!
Another one who uses a marker checking in here. I’d love to try labels!
I bought simple brown paper stick on labels from Avery, ?2” round I think…print them out with name, date, refrigeration and contents. Makes gift giving easy, and reminds me of how I tweaked the recipe with stevia vs sugar, etc.
I would love to make better jam labels. It would increase my confidence in gifting homemade goods! Fancy fig jam labels, here I come.
The thought of creating your own labels is beautiful. It would be so heartfelt and creative to label something that you made with your own hands and in your own kitchen. Someone receiving a homemade gift item would truly appreciate it that someone made it from the kitchen all the way to the label.
I have recently learned to can and would love to label some gifts with cute labels.
I make labels not just to keep straight the stuff in my cupboards, but to look nice and provide information for items I give to friends and family, and trade in food swaps. I make all kinds of stuff, especially year to year, and it would be nice to have something other than the Avery clipart to use.
I use the markers as well. My girlfriends and I make nice wares and would love to be able to use nice labels instead of the markers. Making a more professional looking product.
I’d use whatever short cuts they’d let me when making these (not very techy over here!) It would be super fun to have a cuter label on the jars I gift. Your Roasted Corn Salsa has become a big time favorite of a few friends (and me) and I’d love to have a fun label for it.
I would design my own labels. It is something I always do. To me, a canning project is not complete until the jars are cooled/seals checked, washed in lukewarm water and dried off, (bands too) then labeled with a nice label ready for gift-giving.
How fun! I would make labels customized for each project–I’ve had some “fill in the blank” labels but my writing is so pathetic that it would be better to have it entirely printed. Thanks!
I’d use them for gift jars and preserves that are harder to tell apart!
Oh boy! My pickles will no longer be anonymous!
Great! Much easier than my current method of making hang tags and fabric rounds to dress up gift jars. Will probably continue to use the marker and tape to mark stuff that stays at home, but what a nice option this is.
These are a great idea!
No more searching for that sharpie and roll of masking tape! I spend a lot of time and put a lot of love into the inside of the jar now the outside can shine too!
It would be great to be able to design labels in one page quantities. Such a good idea…
Terrific idea! Good looking, affordable labels. I’d use them for jams, pickles, caponata, fig paste… basically for any preserve I make for giving (or selling!). At these prices, I might even be tempted to fancy up the ones I make for my own pantry!
What a great idea – puff paint down the side of my jars is getting…old. I don’t want to play with chalkboard paint because the chalk erases too easily (cool for my pantry, not for my canning.)
I love to make nice labels for my home-canned stuff. I’m excited to try these.
I’d use them on the many jars in my pantry that are holding beans, rice, dried peppers, herbs and spices, as well as my containers of different types of flours, sugars, corn meals, and grains. Currently I’m using masking tape and a marker – which actually works rather well and peels off easily and without residue.
It’s always nice to have pretty labels when giving homemade treats as gifts!
I would use the labels for jams and also for home baked goods for markets. I’ve been looking for a label source,and have not run across this company yet, so thank you for posting the information.
It would be classy to use a label on jams/jellies that I give away.
I can lots of tomato products and would love nice labels for those! Thanks.
I would like to put something on my jars encouraging people to bring them back!
Whenever my friend and I can together, we end up stamping, cutting, and hand writing a bunch of labels. And, it’s usually late in the evening. Once, I was so tired, I didn’t put the labels on, figuring I’d do it when I got home. But, I didn’t… so I have a few mystery jars. I would love to design some labels to put on the jar lids so that we could fill them out and print them as needed! No more 10 pm label making!
It would make them look so nice!
I would make some larger labels to put all the information for each person’s bag of food for our frozen dinner club. Currently I write it on with a Sharpie, but I’d much rather print everything on a label and just stick it on the bag/pan. I might do a simple border.
I’d probably use the decorative lid labels on the tops along with a detailed label on the jar for holiday gifts. I’d also like to use some of their pantry labels for my new steel containers. I switched from plastic to metal and now have to peer inside the less frequently used ones.
I always think about how nice a decorative label would look!
Such a great price! And given what we paid this year for Mr 15’s election stickers, I want these!
I would make labels for my honey jars or for pantry organization.
I love labeling everything!
I’d be labelling all my spice jars and containers.
Labels with sweetener used will help my family!
I would choose fill in the blank labels to label contents of my Ball jars and spice jars! I love these labels!
Love this! So much better than my terrible handwriting.
I’d like to have label templates ready made that I can just add the item name!
I have so many things I want to organize and label. I also love to give food gifts and these would be awesome.
I love to design my own canning jar labels and also labels for my handmade candles. World Label Design and print is the best!
I will make labels for my Mother to put on her jelly she makes this summer.
I love making labels for my canning projects.
Nice! I write in craft paper or use paper tags but this is really cute.
I love making simple syrups – next up is lilac – and some cute labels would be just the thing to finish the jar!
Great for teacher’s gifts!
Oh these are amazing. Would need to can more!!!