Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Today’s post is sponsored by the kind folks at where if you dreamed it, you can get any kind of sticker.

stickeryou jar labels

You may notice that I almost never label my canned goods with “stick-on” labels. Years ago, I used the sticker labels that come with canning jars. They worked great, if you never wanted to use the jar again! The problem is that they are paper and almost impossible to remove. Let me rephrase that, the paper part comes off but the sticky part doesn’t. So, I gave up on them and use attached labels instead.

StickerYou Labels for Home Canning

But times have changed. I didn’t realize how much times have changed until contacted by StickerYou. Their website is like a candy store, something for everyone. They have templates that already fit most standard sized cans and jars. They have templates that you can use to make your own personalized labels (like those in the photo above). They have free graphics you can use to design your own labels.

One of the best things; the labels are made from vinyl that is dishwasher and microwave safe, waterproof and heat resistant. So, even though I put the above labels on the disposable caps, I could have put them on the jars themselves to use over and over – and will do so with some of the remaining labels.

StickerYou Extras

Yes, there are other companies out there who make custom labels. But most of them have a minimum order; say 10 sheets of the same design. That might work for a standard label, but what if you make several different kinds of canned goods and want a few labels for each?

StickerYou lets you purchase as little as one sheet. And that one sheet doesn’t even have to all be the same design! You can have as many designs as you can fit on that sheet.

StickerYou also lets you make your own design. Want to make Nana’s strawberry jam and put her picture on it? Just upload Nana’s photo to the StickerYou website and voila, custom Nana’s Strawberry Jam labels.

If you, like me, are a graphic designer in your head but it gets lost somewhere between there and your hands, you can use a template and customize the color, text, images and font to make it your own.

StickerYou Solves Your Gift Giving Dilemma

Want an easy, but thoughtful, gift? Visit the StickerYou site and design a few labels for your favorite home food preserver. Home canning labels are a wonderful way to say thank you to the neighbor who always gives you jars of homemade jam, or for Mom when exchanged for her special pickle recipe, or for Sis who makes the best dried apple rings from her heirloom tree. And don’t forget yourself. Gift yourself with labels to help keep your preserved harvest organized.

Check Out the StickerYou Site

Now that you are already to purchase some stickers, visit the site and order some today!

Full disclosure: The StickerYou company was kind enough to provide me with these fantastic labels free of charge.


by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

April 19, 2017

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