(Closed) Anyone DIY jam/jelly as favor? Input needed :)

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Is this a good idea for a favor?
    yes : (20 votes)
    95 %
    no : (1 votes)
    5 %
    yes, but not as the ONLY favor : (0 votes)
    Other, I will tell you in the comments :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hey you,

    If you look at my posts thats exactly what I’m doing. We are having a fall/harvest theme wedding and are doing Apple Jelly Jars. I posted 3 tutorial posts in the DIY boards to help out others in case they wanted to do the same. You are more than happy to go check them out and I’ll be happy to help you out. πŸ˜€

    Post # 5
    Member
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s very easy, I do it with my Future Mother-In-Law and I love it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am a self-taught canner (noone in my family has ever done it before!) and I’ve been doing it for years. Please PM me if you need any advice at all! I can do it now without the recipe, but this is the website I always used:

     

    http://www.pickyourown.org/figjam.htm

     

    I always make figs, but you can use the basic steps for whatever. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Just to mention that we did not use the waterbath method for our jelly jars, but we usually do it for other types of canning.

    Post # 8
    Member
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place

    I haven’t done this *yet* but that’s what we our doing at my wedding. It’s a recipe that my great-aunt taught my mom and she wants to teach me. I have never canned before but my mom does. We are doing a 12 oz jar for each guest of peach rum jam πŸ™‚

    I think it’s a great idea. I’d make al ittle favor tag for each one and be done with it. I know that I as a guest never expect much in terms of favors and like the idea way better than 5 almonds. Go for it!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am including home made cherry vanilla hibiscus jam with my bachelorette thank you gifts.  I just threw out my first batch because I added too much sugar.  It’s kinda tough to gauge what will taste better once its sets.  Holler if you have any questions on what NOT to do.  πŸ˜‰

    Post # 10
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    were doing this as well, and by we i mean my fmil πŸ™‚ shes made 138 of the small jars of 3 different kids of jam. im covering them with gingham fabric in our wedding colors with a tag that says spread the love with our details on it. go for it, i think its a great ida because who’s not going to eat jam? then again im biased cause im doing the same thing right? πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    Member
    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Grrrr, it didn’t set overnight. Seriously plan ahead and get your recipe perfect!

    Post # 12
    Member
    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    i plan on doing honey favors 

    Post # 13
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d love to get homemade jelly as a favor.  Mmm

    Post # 14
    Member
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! I love that idea:) And it is something that the guests can use!:)

    Post # 15
    Member
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I hate to be a downer for this thread, but the last wedding I was in the bride and groom gave homemade jam as a favor and I just threw it away. I know other guests did the same thing. I’m too paranoid about foodborne illness to consume home-canned items.

    Now for something more positive–the tags on their jam said spread the love and I thought that was adorable.

    The topic ‘Anyone DIY jam/jelly as favor? Input needed :)’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors