The Inspired Notebook

I remember last fall when my Mother asked me, what my Husband and I would like for Christmas. I remember quickly replying "Your homemade apple butter and strawberry jam.  And some of Dad's salsa from the garden if you have any left." I knew I didn't need to ask my Husband before replying, it's those things you can't find in a store that we cherish most.

Join me for a tutorial on packaging homemade jams and butters. A perfect gift to continue sharing our gratitude after Thanksgiving.

  1. Cut out square or circle 4x4 rounds of fabric with your pinking shears
  2. Adhere with tape for temporary gift wrap or hot glue for permanent placement
  3. Using your 2.5 inch circle punch, punch out Orchard Tags and adhere over the fabric
  4. Wrap each lid with bakers twine to temporary hold down the fabric too


P.S. You can receive a free set of 6 jar toppers when ordering Bittersweet Winter e-book by Nov 30th!

I can't wait to see what you are creating this fall! Please share a link with me to your project on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

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  1. a charming way to wrap yummy treats made with love. Hugs

    1. thanks Katherine, how perfectly put!

  2. Sis, you are so right we can't keep Mom's strawberry jam in the cupboard at our house. The jam is amazing. I love the way you dressed up the jars.

  3. Thanks, I just empty another jar yesterday! Good thing I have fresh stash of it!

  4. What a great idea for gift wrapping! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up! See you again Thursday night!
    Barbara at Chase the Star


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