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Neighbor Gift – Jar Label Printable


I have the most AMAZING Pepper Jelly recipe. Sounds gross, I know – I promise it’s not! It’s the most delicious appetizer and so easy. Just open the jar and pour over a block of cream cheese and eat with Ritz crackers.

A couple of years ago I was trying to find a neighbor gift tradition for our family that wasn’t sweet. One time while making my pepper jelly I thought how it reminded me of Christmas because it has green and red peppers and I knew I had hit gold! Not only is it not sweet, but there are so many parties at Christmas time, so it could be a useful gift too! Even better it could be made well ahead of December! Pam and her Mom started giving it as neighbor gifts last year too! It’s perfect!

I grow my own peppers in the summer and collect jars whenever I see them on sale or even at thrift stores. (If you buy jars at a thrift stores be sure to rub your finger along the top edge to check that there are no cracks or chips). I figure each finished jar ends up costing me about $1. This year from 6 garden pepper plants I was able to can about 130 jars.

I had the gift, but I didn’t have a consistent presentation. This year I designed one up!

There have been so many cute jar gift ideas out there that I decided to make blank jar label to use for other gifts throughout the year.

Besides yummy canned goodies, check out these other fun gift ideas you can use these labels with!

 Cake in a Jar by Sweet Designs
(this is such a great idea for a friend on their birthday)
Bath Fizzies by Martha Stewart
(another great gift for a friend on their birthday!)
Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub by Under the Table and Dreaming

Make your own Seasoningby Self-reliance by Jamie

I want to go make gifts for everyone I know now! Each printable sheet had 8 labels and I definitely recommend printing them on card stock.
You can download the labels here:


Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!
  • Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com

    >Hi! Stopping by from shabby creek cottage. I love the gift labels.. thanks for the printables. And the gift ideas are great too. I would love for you to share this at my friday link party too 🙂

  • marissa

    >ooh these are darling, I've got grape juice to giveaway that would be perfect with these I'd love you to link this to my party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

  • Janny

    >These are so cute! Now I just have to find something to put them on 🙂

  • Michelle

    >OOOH these are great printables, thanks so much for sharing!

  • A Lived in Home

    >These are the perefect finishing touch! Homeade gifts are the best!

  • Deana@

    >Love it…Thanks…

  • Peg

    >These jar labels are cute! I added a link to my Squidoo article (Free Downloadable Labels). Thanks, Peggy

  • Those are adorable! I pinned them for you. Thanks for including my snack mixes in your post 🙂

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  • Erin

    Do you ever do customizable labels? I love your labels, but want to be able to type and customize them!

    • Lisa

      Hi Erin!

      We do! We have an etsy store where you can find some printables to be customized. There is also a listing for custom graphic design. Convo us in etsy and we can give you an exact estimate based on the printable you are interested in.



  • Jan

    This year I am a new Gramma, and starting a brand new Christmas tradition. Sending out homemade “Gram Jam’ to my kids/Grandkids every Christmas. Ok this year I am sending both Grape Jelly and Apple Pie Filling too, but thought you’d like to see how the labels turned out. we call our Grand Little “Ladybug” so I put one on the label for her.
    Thanks for sharing and adding something extra special to our family memories! (and Gram Jam!)

    • You are so sweet to come back and leave us a message! We’d love to have you email the picture to contactotbm@gmail.com! Thanks to much again! Happy Holidays!

    • I love this!

    • Tracie

      How did you customize the labels?

  • Jan

    I thought I uploaded photos, of the labels, but I guess it didn’t work out, But thanks !