DIY: Freezer Jam Wedding Favors

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with the next post in our DIY series for January! Each Monday this month we'll be sharing a DIY tutorial to show you how to make simple, affordable DIY projects for your wedding day! Did you miss last week? Check out our DIY Geometric Paper Backdrop Tutorial.

Oh, and did I mention… there's a theme! We decided to build this month's DIY projects around the color MarsalaPantone's 2015 color of the year. Although our projects will all incorporate Marsala, you can easily swap in the hue of your choice to match your wedding color scheme. These projects are just meant to show you some simple and affordable ideas that you can easily customize to fit your vision for your big day!

So, without further ado, allow me to introduce this week's project: Freezer Jam Wedding Favors! This recipe is super simple and makes a great sweet treat to share with your guests.

freezer jam wedding favors

Freezer Jam Wedding Favors

 (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY

SUPPLIES:

Jam:
  • 4 cups strawberries
    (we bought a bag of frozen strawberries in bulk from Costco!) 
  • 3 Tbsp RealFruit Low or No Sugar Needed Pectin
  • 3/4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Sweetener Optional 
Decoration:
  • Lace Ribbon
  • Glass Jars in your choice of size
    (We love these Mini Canning Jars from Amazon.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun + glue sticks

Start by adding the water to thawed or fresh strawberries. Mash the berries with a fork or other utensil until crushed.

(C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY

(C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY freezer jam wedding favors - photos by alexisjuneweddings_0026

After the berries are good and mashed, add your pectin slowly and stir for 3 minutes until mixed through. If you want to add sweetener, now would be the time.

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Once completely mixed, ladle or spoon your jam into the vessels of your choice, leaving a bit of headspace. Seal them tightly. We love these Mini Canning Jars from Amazon. Let the jars stand for at least 30 minutes.

(C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY freezer jam wedding favors - photos by alexisjuneweddings_0034

Once your jars have had sufficient time to “gel” — you can get to decorating! We started by measuring out the lace by wrapping it around a jar, and then cut the lace to length.

(C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY freezer jam wedding favors - photos by alexisjuneweddings_0037

Then secure the lace to the jars with hot glue. (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY (C)Alexis June Weddings, 2014 // The Budget Savvy Bride, DIY freezer jam wedding favors - photos by alexisjuneweddings_0040

Voila! Simple and adorable (and tasty!) wedding favors for your guests to enjoy. Great for a bridal shower, day after brunch or even the wedding day. You can freeze the jam up to 1 year in advance so you can make several batches over time to reach the quantity that you need.

Come back next week to check out the next DIY in our series!!

Special Thanks to Brandi Webb of Alexis June Weddings for the beautiful photos in this post.

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