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  • Sun, Jan 11 2009 9:54 AM

    • Brandy
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    Canning Labels

    I thought I had some of those white sticker labels but they are not to be found so I have to cut pieces of paper and tape them on.

    How do you label your canning jars?

     

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  • Sun, Jan 11 2009 11:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Canning Labels

    I use a black permanent marker and write on the jar lids after they have sealed and cooled.

  • Sun, Jan 11 2009 11:45 AM In reply to

    • karen kay
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    Re: Canning Labels

    when the lids are cool, i just use a magic marker and label the jars.. that way nothing sticky is left on jars to get off the next year.  works perfect. 

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  • Sun, Jan 11 2009 5:25 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Canning Labels

    I got some canning lables at a local co-op  the label come off quickly

    I have my canning food on a wooden rack that my DH and boys made up me in the new canning kitchen  the shelves are labled too... my DH increased the shelves for canned good .....

     

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  • Sun, Jan 11 2009 6:48 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Canning Labels

    gayla50:
    I have my canning food on a wooden rack that my DH and boys made up me in the new canning kitchen  the shelves are labled too

    That's nice!

    For now, I have two shelves in an upper cabinet I can use.

     

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  • Mon, Jan 12 2009 11:21 AM In reply to

    • Edey
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    Re: Canning Labels

    I made up labels in Word, but printed them on ordinary paper, and used packing tape to tape to the front of the jar. This wasn't on things I had canned but jars used for food storage. The regular labels I've used either don't stay on or are horrible to get off afterwards.  Hopefully I won't have a sticky problem with the packing tape but don't know yet. On my mixes I made a label that said what recipes it was used for and where to find it, or if it was a single use item, like for a scones mix, then I put what ingredients needed to be added and cooking directions. And the date it was made. Edey

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  • Mon, Jan 12 2009 11:34 AM In reply to

    Re: Canning Labels

    I use regular office mailing labels. We often have "throw-away" labels at Job A from misprints, and there can be as many as ten pristine labels on a sheet that goes in the trash if I don't rescue it.

    I haven't had a problem with gunk. I soak the jar in hot water for a while, then rub it with baking soda. The abrasion seems to take care of it.

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  • Mon, Jan 12 2009 11:40 AM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: Canning Labels

     I use round labels and put them on the jar lid. Then I dont have to worry about getting it off. You can find premade ones for canning jars but not cheap. Sometimes, the ball jars will have a dozen labels in the box of jars. Babs

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  • Fri, Jan 16 2009 10:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Canning Labels

    black Sharpie Marker on top of the lids when cooled.

    If doing for gifts, I make round sticker labels on the computer.

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  • Fri, Jan 16 2009 10:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Canning Labels

    In 2001 I found a roll of large round stickers (just slightly larger than a small mouth lid) at a garage sale for $1 and have been using them before that it was a wax pencil like carpenters use or a sharpie marker.

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