Post # 1
I’ve decided I’m going to do small, 3.5 oz. jars of honey for our wedding favors (My Honey owns an organic farm and they rent out some land to beehivers, so it’s honey from his farm!)
The jars I’m going to buy I believe are hexagonal in shape. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to create the labels? I’m pretty good with InDesign and PhotoShop, so I’m sure I can make them myself, I’m just not sure how to get the dimensions and where to print them.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
I think Lees did honey for her favors. 🙂
What about using mailing labels (like, Avery)? You can buy them in all kinds of sizes, and you could design an image file in indesign and then just paste it into the labels template on Word and print + stick them.
Post # 4
We did honey for our favors, also from beehives from my honeys home.
My Mother-In-Law did the labels and I’m not sure how she did them. She did them on her home computer and printed them out there, they have a good printer though. For most things you can scale your design on layout. You just have to figure out how big your labels are and if they can run through your printer.
The honey was a huge hit though!
Post # 5
@DDW I did do honey favors!! 🙂 But I didn’t use any labels. I could’ve very easily done labels though because I work at a sign shop where we do nothing BUT make vinyl decals so I could’ve done those for free!! I just liked the simplicity of it after I put the fabric on the top with the twine. Here’s mine:
Post # 6
Also – if you’re like me & you can’t think of your own design, I would get a general idea of how you want it to look (rustic, bubbly, pink, brown, etc.) and take the honey jars into your local sign shop. They usually have graphic designer’s in house & you’ll be able to talk to them and tell them what you want, they almost always send you a proof first before they print it & I’d say with you doing about 100 decals or so, they could easily do the decals for about $1.00 each.
Post # 7
Oh but we didn’t use the sticky labels, we tied the labels on and left the farmers label on there as well so they’d know where it was from
Post # 8
I am also doing honey from my grandfather’s honeybees!
Lees, Where did you purchase those jars from? Those are just what I need!
Post # 9
@Westie: I got them from a place about an hour away from where I live. Wewahitchka, Florida. If it sounds redneck…it is!! 🙂 Here’s the website:
You can go to “Order Online” & those are the 6 oz. Hex Jars! His honey is SO good & he is so nice! We went & picked up our honey but he does ship for you. If you decide to go with him please tell him Chelsea from Press Print Graphics told you about him 🙂 I added the fabric & twine myself, but I got those from Michaels for about $20.00!
Post # 10
Another alternative is to attach a label under the lid with raffia (here’s a picture of mine…we are using neutral raffia instead of this super bright stuff, but this is all I had at the moment!) We actually used rubber bands so it was tight around the jar, then tied the raffia through a small hole in the corner of the label, just printed out on kraft paper: