one of my goals for christmas is to eventually have 100% handmade gifts. this year, i probably hit about 20%. i blame my lack of planning. for my dad and jon's mom though, we made delicious things.
from front to back on the left row: spiced apple butter, cranberry pear jam, orange marmalade and pomegranate jelly (and note the awesome orange dining room walls). the recipes were more or less straight from ball's preserving book and were pretty simple. the results though are quite tasty (except for the marmalade, but i think marmalade is gross. those who like it said it's good).
and then the labels!
made by me using inkscape and printed on label paper.
for jon's mom we packaged them in a basket with kitchen towels to protect the glass jars and for my dad we put them in a red metal toolbox with shop rags for protection.