2 Sep

DIY Blueberry Jam (favors)

categories DIY Wedding

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


How to:

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.


So easy!

Download the : Recipe cards and jam labels

photos by scott clark

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  1. I love this! What cute gifts these would make, and what a great way to capture a bit of summer in a jar! ^_^

  2. what a sweet idea…i love it

  3. A few weeks ago my fiance and I finished canning 240 jars of fig jam! 50 pounds of figs (from a tree in our yard) + 10 pounds of sugar = favors for all our guests. The best part by far was all the hours we spent chatting and dancing around the kitchen over bubbling fig goodness. A good friend is going to paint a picture of the fig tree – we’ll set in on the table with all the jars. Thanks for posting such a great idea!

  4. ANd oh sooo yum! Ate all mine already from the stationary social … The jars are perfect to re-use again for jam, candles or trinkets :)

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! I better snatch some fresh fruit before it all goes out!

  6. Hi! I’d love to see the blueberry jam recipe but the link (for “recipe cards”) isn’t working… anyway lovely lovely blueberry photos! :)

  7. yummy! I bought a jarring kit about 3 years ago maybe I will use it now. :)

  8. i really considered doing jam as a favor for our wedding last september but we had way too many people invited – the cost would have been crazy, not to mention the effort that goes into each one!

  9. I am making jam for my welcome baskets! Glad to see so many people think it’s a good idea. Lovely!

  10. Thanks for the recipe! I have be wanting to try making jam for quite some time!

  11. i love this! i have always wanted to make my own jam but i am never inspired by a recipe. thanks so much for the post!

  12. We love crafty ideas like these

  13. Love, love, love this idea! Thank you for the cute idea. It looks simple enough that even a klutz in the kitchen, like me, could do it!

  14. oh my goodness – jillian’s blueberry jam is deeeelish. i ate it everyday – highly recommended! Mmm.. now I’m drooling…

  15. Jillian you rock!
    what a fun little treat, thanks for sharing friends!

    xo. danni

  16. I heart jam! My mom always makes like 5 batches of jam at the end of summer, I think we even have some blueberry stocked up!

  17. I love this delicious favour idea. What a great way to give some of yourself to your guests. Plus, this is something they will actually use.

  18. Oh wow! The jam look delicious and love the lovely simple packaging!

  19. I was JUST no joke talking the logistics of this over with my mom yesterday! I was thinking about doing a spiced peach jam maybe :) The wedding isn’t until next June though… so I’m not sure how the color will look after sitting for 9 months.. any ideas?

  20. oh, jillian! I love your extreme DIY!

  21. This is a deliciously fun idea!
    Thanks for sharing this sweet and crafty DIY!

  22. great idea! this is a favor i’d love to receive at a wedding!!

  23. blueberry jam is 1 of my favorite DIY projects…did some for Christmas presents last year…it’s too fun…gooey & sweet & irresistible.

  24. we had the same idea for my april 2010 wedding. my family owns a blueberry patch, and my incredible mother made all of the jam this summer (over 200 jars). we had a couple of taste testings, and it seems to be a hit! just don’t forget to keep your diabetic loved ones in mind and make several jars of sugar free jam :).

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