Given some veggies from a neighbor, I needed to get them canned. I hate stick on labels because some are hard to get off, and writing on the lids doesn’t help if you’re looking to use the product by date you canned it (I have green beans from last year, different dates as they were picked, and now the ones I did the other day). So I decided to use my Glowforge to make some labels out of cardboard. Fun to do, free material, easy to change. After trial and error with attaching them, I found that using a 9 1/2" piece of thin wire (I used the green kind they use for floral arrangements, but any kind will do), it was super easy to just put one end of the wire through a hole and fold it over, wrap the wire around the jar, put the wire through the other hold and fold it over. You can tuck the ends under the cardboard if you want, although I didn’t. It makes it really nice and easy to take them off when you want to reuse the jar. The tags are pretty small, but they can be adjusted. I left the wording off, of course, so you’ll have to play around with that.
I did think of making some just labeled with the different goods - green beans, beets, etc., that the dates could just be written on, but I’d rather make them as needed and just as many as I’ll need. Otherwise I’d have a ton of little cardboard tags around that I would have to store, and I just don’t have the room!
So if you want to use these, please enjoy. I’m now trying to think of other things I can use these labels for!