I have been researching some ideas for a rustic wedding and I just have to share a gorgeous favour with you. Jam jar favours really bring home the theme of a rustic wedding. Here are some images and a quick how to.
How to make Jam
Serve in recycled jars or purchase glass jars (125ml). Add some gingham or hessian to the lid and tie together with a ribbon of your choice. Attach a label thanking people for coming to your wedding, or have some fun and add sentences like “spread the love.” Remember to add your names and the date of your wedding. You can use any fruit to make the jam below. The recipe below will only make 10 cups, so if you have 100 guests, you can either enlist some family members or do it in stages. The jam will be preserved in the jars.
- 1.4 kg peaches or indigenous fruit
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 5 cups sugar
- Wash, peel, pit and chop peaches-you want 10 cups.
- Place all ingredients in a large glass bowl and let stand for 1 hour.
- Transfer to a large stainless or enamel pot.
- Bring to a full boil.
- Boil for 25 minutes to reach the jelly point-stir often and then constantly as the mixture nears the jell point.
- Remove and skim off foam.
- Place jars in the oven, until they are hot.
- Ladle the jam into clean hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
- Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
- Decorate the lid and add the labels when the jar has cooled.
- Your jam is ready to be presented on the tables at your wedding.
Glass jars: R3.00
Jam ingredients: R400
Sticky paper for labels: R50
Your time: free
Total cost for each jam favour @ 100 guests: R8.00
Hope you enjoy making these favours. Come back soon for more D.I.Y. wedding favour ideas.
Lots of Love