A couple of years ago, we found a recipe for homemade BBQ sauce. We made it one weekend, loved it, and since then, I've made all our BBQ sauce. Sometimes, I even add finely chopped jalepenos to spice it up. (Kev's favorite.) We have a very good friend who always makes his sauce every time he grills or barbecues. While I love his sauce, it's never the same twice, and I like the convenience of having a jar of it in the pantry when I need it.
So, one day last week, I canned up a batch of sauce. I made 6 pints and a "short" pint which I put in one of my Weck jars. (It's the tall juice jar in the back.)
Recently, while I was browsing on the web, I found some shrink-wrap canning labels. From Modern Harvest, they make 4 designs and I couldn't decide which one I liked the most. Fortunately they have a "sampler" pack.
Now that I didn't have to try to pick out a design, I placed an order for labels for pint jars, quart jars and 1/2 pint jars (or jelly jars.) Very reasonably priced. (Each package of 36 labels is $6.99.)
I liked the premise that these were shrink wrap labels, I liked the large writing area and I liked the back side which lets you mark the month and year you canned the item. Since I hate writing on lids, and hate the little Ball labels that were never big enough, didn't fit nicely on the jars, and were a pain to scrub off empty jars, this seemed to be a perfect answer for me.
I'm actually now looking forward to canning season so I can play with my labels! I'm also eyeballing that multi-pack of Sharpie pens so I can get really creative and colorful with my labels.