A Super Neat + Cute Trick for Decorating Jam Jars

No, I promise this isn’t turning into an all-canning blog, despite my most recent posts.

I wanted to share a super neat trick with you that I originally saw on Pinterest from Brown Paper Packages.

If you’re looking for a cute way to spruce up your home-canned goodies, look no further.

Prepare for your mind to be blown. Okay, not really. But it’s still pretty cool.

Using cupcake wrappers to decorate jar lids is a quick, easy and low cost project that makes a special gift or just makes a really pretty pantry of your own.

All you need to do is find some cupcake baking cups with a pattern or color you like and carefully flatten them out with your hands. Unscrew the band on the jar (after your jar has been processed and cooled) and lay the flattened baking cup on top. Replace the band and carefully screw it on.

These were wide-mouth jars so the wrappers don’t overhang under the band, but if you used standard jars, they would hang down a bit, which looks really cute.

I only wish I would have seen this before I made jam for our wedding! We cut out 150 rounds of fabric, which was both time consuming and expensive.

Give it a try!

P.S. The jam in these photos is The East Coast Blueberry Jam recipe from The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. It’s to die for. I think it’s my new favorite.

Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 4


  1. Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM | Permalink

    I don’t do any canning, but these are too too cute! I often think cupcake wrappers are so cute, but you can’t see when the cakes are baked..great way to use them!

  2. Ann
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    I can’t believe you didn’t get more comments on this. What an adorable idea– and who doesn’t have some random holiday cupcake liners around, too few for making a batch of cupcakes but too many to toss?

  3. Phuong
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM | Permalink

    Love this idea!

  4. Kardayah
    Posted January 20, 2019 at 2:03 PM | Permalink

    This was great. And much needed. I even laughed a little.I felt like you were sitting here talking to me and actually read the whole thing. Todah. Shalom.

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