Homemade Food Labels: Kitchen Tip

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When making some homemade food gifts, particularly ones that you package in a glass jar such as a canning jar or spice jar, adding a neatly printed label can make it look extra special.

I have done this several times.  I use Word to design my labels and then print them on a full sheet shipping label.  It is a 8.5 x 11 inch white label that runs through the printer.

Herbes de Provence

After printing, I cut the label to size, remove the backing and apply it.  The trickiest part is removing the backing.  The full sheet label has one line going across the back where you can peel the baking off the label.  When printing numerous small labels on one sheet, that line doesn’t fall on the back of every label.

I find it is easiest to use the edge of my scissors to score a corner of the label.  You have to score it hard enough to cut through the backing, but not all the way through the label.  I suggest you experiment a little first.  Also, some brands might be easier to peel than others.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Ali Williams says:

    Thank you Linda, I really needed this!! Merry Christmas!

  2. These look good as professional labels, Linda. Thanks for sharing this.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. xo Debbie

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