Friday, January 25, 2013

Rainbow Heart Valentines, Strawberry Shortcake Jars, and a coupon for YOU from Mud and Twig on etsy!

Valentine Gifts using hand stitched jar labels

Introducing Mug and Twig Homegrown Stitchery!  I first SAW and then FELL in love with these hand stitched canning labels in an issue of my Country Living Magazine.  It was one of those moments when you turn the page, fall instantly head over heels, mind racing with the adorable-ness of it all, and then that
relaxing-couch-magazine browsing moment is over!  I jumped right up and was inspired to create.

Mud and Twig has a big variety of simply stated, warm, classic, and precious canning labels.  I had a little-big collection show up at my doorstep.  I've used a couple over the holidays.

You may remember...

The Christmas tree labels for my cookie jars...

And the sweet peppermint labels for my peppermint cream dip...

And now! For Valentine's Day, I'm using the rainbow heart collection.

I'm going to share THREE ways 
to use these rainbow heart 
canning jar labels today!

1) The first and PERFECT way to use these are for their intended purpose: canning jar labels.  ;)

Make your favorite jams and top with a rainbow heart label for the sweetest BE MINE gift.  (I only canned a couple jam varieties, these other jars of delicious jams are from extra sweet friends!)

Fill in the blank: Blackberry Jammin', Peach Jelly, Apple Butter, etc etc.

2) The second way to use these is NOT as a canning jar label BUT as a name card at a dinner setting!  I will be doing this for our Valentine Meal and hopefully posting some pictures later.

What color is your love?  A colored heart place card and colored napkin at each place...future is looking bright!

3) The third and final way I used these heart labels is for Strawberry Shortcake CAKES in jars.  To me, Strawberry Shortcake is the classic DAY OF LOVE dessert.

  I used a cake recipe from Pioneer Woman.  Ree said eating these made her cry.  So. yeah.  I had to make them.

Dig in

I've pushed a lot of cute food into jars over the years on this blog!  Now I'm adding strawberry shortcakes to that collection! If you don't want to make an actual recipe, easily layer angel food cake, strawberries, and whip cream in a jar and tighten on a cute lid.

Other Rainbow Heart Valentine ideas to fill your jars:

- colored skittles to match the colored hearts   
- homemade pudding
- cupcakes in jars
- colored fruit salad

I have some EXCITING news for each of YOU!  Time to cozy up on the couch and do some etsy shopping at Mud and Twig for your own hand stitched labels!  Mud and Twig is offering MooreMinutes readers a 10% off discount.

Simply enter this code at checkout:
10moore to instantly receive 10% off your order.  

Happy Shopping! This offer expires 2-15-2013.
Shop HERE.

More DAY OF HEARTS Valentine Ideas coming up next week!

"Love one another"
- The Bible

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The Tablescaper said...

Looks adorable!

- The Tablescaper

Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} said...

That Strawberry Shortcake looks ah-mazing! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

Those labels are adorable and the strawberry shortcake looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Wow, these are the cutest labels ever! I love the peppermint one too.

Jenny said...

Wow. You find the coolest things!

Love your ideas!

Unknown said...

So many great ideas here!
I'd love for you to stop by and link this up at my link party, which is live right now. It is for new and OLD projects!
Hope to see you there!

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Soooo sweet! I love your blog. I'm a new follower! And I'll have to check out your Etsy shop too.

Kerry @ Made For Real said...

Really fun and oh so cute!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I love how simple and cute these are! Definitely pinning. I hope you will add this and any other posts you're proud of to my link party!

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

This is just about one of the cutest ideas I've seen lately! Love it.
I'd love for you to link up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.