How to Make Your Own Food Labels

Written by jennifer habersham
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How to Make Your Own Food Labels
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Making your own foods can be a very fun and rewarding hobby. Jams, chocolates, sauces and just about anything else can be produced and sold or gifted to others. Rather than just handing your friend a jar of homemade jam, why not spruce it up just a little? Labels can be the difference between your product looking professional and your item looking like a homemade experiment. Making your own food labels is quite easy and your only limitation is your imagination.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Works
  • Sticker paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Microsoft Works and choose Office Publisher from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen.

  2. 2

    Choose the folder marked Labels by clicking on it once.

  3. 3

    Choose "Jar/Product" from the menu. You can either scroll down to find the template or click on the "Jar/Product" hyperlink.

  4. 4

    Double click on the template you would like to use. This will open it up into a new window where you can customise the label to suit your taste.

    How to Make Your Own Food Labels
    Photo by Janna Rock
  5. 5

    Press the backspace key to delete the default text. Enter your new text. You can change the font and size of your letters by clicking on the font section in the taskbar.

    How to Make Your Own Food Labels
    Photo by Janna Rock
  6. 6

    Fill in the rest of your food label as you see fit. You might want to add your name, your business's name, and the date the food was prepared.

    How to Make Your Own Food Labels
    Photo by Janna Rock
  7. 7

    Load your sticker paper into your printer and press print to print out your image. Find the print button by going to the "File" button, clicking on it once, and scrolling down to where it says print.

  8. 8

    Cut out your label once the printer ink has dried, peel away the paper backing and apply it to the package of your food product.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not like the templates that Microsoft Works offers, you can choose a blank template and create your own.
  • You can adjust the colours and label sizes by using the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • You can add your own images to your label by using the "Insert" option and clicking on "Picture."

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