Freezer jam is super easy to make, and oh so yummy. In less than an hour you can 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 it's 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. Tying them on with jute is the perfect touch!
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. (Fonts=smiley monster, rebekah's birthday, gentle redhead and century gothic)