Remember those super cute favors Jillian made for the Stationery Social? Here comes the little tutorial. Jillian and her husband Scott were on vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan when she came up with the idea to make the jam. As you can see there are A LOT of blueberries there. How delicious. And how lovely and local. Obviously you can use any fruit you have in abundance. Don’t go out and buy 20 teeny cartons of blueberries if you don’t have access to a farm!
4oz canning jars (Available on Amazon, among other places.)
18″ of string or yarn per jar
roughly 8″ square piece of craft tissue
Make jam. (you can use Jillian’s recipe by downloading the recipe cards she made for you all)
While it’s cooling, print labels (download those here), recipe cards, cut yarn and paper to size. Once the jam is completely cool (which will take a few hours or overnight), glue the label to the top of the jar. Assemble the little package by wrapping the tissue around the jar, then wrap the yarn or string around the lid a few times and tie a bow in front.
photos by scott clark