I'm Kierste, from Brown Paper Packages, and I am delighted to be here today.
Freezer jam is super easy to make, and oh so yummy. In less than an hour you could have your very own homemade jam! It's also a really fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and enjoy an afternoon together. When you're done, share some with the people you love. It makes a great thank you, thinking of you, or a sweet just because.
I like to use the liquid pectin...all you need is strawberries, sugar, some lemon juice, and the pectin. I follow the recipe that is included in the box, and they are laid out in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.
I used half-pint jars--a great size for gifts. If you're making some for your own family, and know you'll go through it faster, you can always use a larger size.
After my jam was ready, I made some fun printables for a lid topper and tag--perfect for giving!
I inserted them into a Word document, sized them to a little smaller than 2 inches, then printed them onto cardstock. I used my trusty 2 inch circle punch to cut out the tags, along with some scrapbook paper. I distressed all the edges using Distress Ink (Vintage Photo). Using double stick tape, I adhered one of the text circles to the top of the lid. For the tag, I taped two circles together--wrong sides together. One side is the cute scrapbook paper, and the other side tells the recipient what type of jam it is, and how long it is freezer-safe.
Now you're ready to share...and to eat!
Printable directions: Right click on desired image, and select save as. Once saved to your computer, insert into a Word document (or similar) and re-size to a little less than 2 inches if you are using a 2 inch circle punch.