Monday, June 27, 2011

Now Let's Jam!

My best friends wedding is just under two weeks away.  Saturday she convinced me to come and help her make strawberry jam for her wedding favors.  Saturday morning started bright and early with strawberry picking.  WE may have gotten a little carried away - approximately 22 quarts later...


Then we had to core each strawberry so they were ready to be made into delicious strawberry jam.  We didn't have enough bowls to put all the cored strawberries in so we had to get a little creative!


5 hours later we had over 80 little jars of jam!  It was a fun process filled with lots of excitement including too much pectin and not enough strawberries!


The final step to finish off the favors was to place pieces of fabric over each little jar, secure the lid and attach a ribbon with a tag. 


The final product turned out great! Aren't they the cutest things ever! 


And that was just my Saturday - Sunday was even busier with a lot of traveling as a family member died on Friday.  Today I am just trying to get through the day so I can go home and crash on the couch.

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

Dang. That's a ton of jam. What a great favor, though.

Amy said...

So cute! Great idea for a favour.

Suzy said...

My first thought was 'I would never do that' but then I saw the jam is for your wedding. Awesome! Kudos to you. I'm sure it was well worth the time and effort. Sorry to hear a family member died. Take it easy today.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

So sorry to hear about your family member :(

That is A LOT of jam! Wowza!

Joanne said...

I love that idea! Great favors especially if you just love strawberry jam - and I do!

Marlene said...

What a great idea for favors! I have always wanted to make jam, but that looks like so much work!! Awesome of you to help out. They turned out great!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

That's a wonderful idea for favors. They look great!
So sorry to hear about the death in your family. Get some rest.

Nicole said...

I saw this on the Knot and LOVED the idea! I wondered how people could do it though :) cutie pie!

destination262 said...

Sorry to hear about the family member, I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

On a happier note..jam jam jam! Sounds like you guys were jammin out! What a great wedding favor idea.

Lisa said...

wow. that jam looks awesome and exhausting!

Monika C. said...

Now THAT is dedication! Looks like it would have been a fun adventure though.

Laura said...

Love that, I always wanted a DIY wedding!

Yolanda said...

That is so neat of you to participate and help your friend with her wedding favors!

I am sorry about the death in your family.

TwentySixandThenSome said...

Wow!!! What an awesome favor. So cute and I kind of want some in my belly STAT!

Rebecca said...

Again, I am late to the party... You were semi-crazy to come to yoga Monday after such a crazy weekend!! I completely forgot you were making jam after picking all those strawberries. HOLY COW - SOOOO much work! They look awesome though.