We were so very excited about our Homemade Pasta post that we decided to turn it into a DIY holiday gift. You may remember a while ago we posted a recipe for homemade marinara sauce to go along with our Meatball Sub (which I think about too often…). So this was meant to be. Homemade pasta + marinara sauce. This year we have been so busy, so I decided that this year is all about the DIYs that are a little more simple, and that you can make in bulk. So the fist little Holiday gift DIY we have is pretty cute, and pretty easy once you get all your supplies in place. So let’s talk about supplies.
Here is what you need:
1. Homemade Pasta recipe in all or some of the flavors you love the most
2. Homemade Mariana Sauce recipe
3. Pasta labels!
4. Marinara Sauce labels!
7. For You labels!
5. Full sheet printable labels
6. Avery square labels
7. 19 oz weck canning jar *pro tip: don’t get these off amazon, the one seller on amazon sells you ONE jar for the price of a case :/ * You don’t have to use this size either. Whatever will fit in your box works!
8. Gift Box – We bought some in the size of 12 x 6 x 6
9. Cellophane Bags – We got ones that were about 11″ x 5″, but this could be different depending on the size of your box.
Once you download the labels, you can use the document for the pasta and box labels and just print those on the full label sheets and cut them out. For the Marinara Sauce labels, you can download that design, then use the avery print website to make and print your labels. It’s really easy.
So once you have made your pasta and let it dry, you go into bagging mode. If you have already printed the pasta labels out you will realize that they are designed to wrap around the top of the bag like in the picture!
We put this stuff in the bottom of our box because the boxes we bought were a little deep. You can use anything though! Once you have labeled your pasta and your marinara sauce you box them up, and then close your box with the “for you” label, and you’re done! This makes a beautiful hostess gift. We hope you guys will make it!
Did you make this recipe? We want to see!
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What a wonderful idea and beautiful labels! <3 However, I don’t see the label for Saffron Pasta :(
How long will the pasta last?
This pasta should last for about 3 months, if stored in a cool/dry place
Nice idea! Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me what font the labels are done in? I need some customized labels in that font.
Teri Lyn Fisher
Hi Dee, I believe its called “Frosted”
Thanks! and thanks for sharing this awesome idea!
I’ve been working on my own homemade pasta gifts too. I wish I found this article sooner. I’m having serious breaking and curling issues with my pasta and I was about ready to give up. Any tips on packaging?
for those considering canning this: be forewarned, it could be dangerous. According to some online research, homemade marinara sauce of the style of this recipe – though it is highly delicious (I just made a batch) – is not safe to can using the usual boiling-water bath method. The acidity level is too low and so it can carry the risk of botulism. Best, in this case, to ask your lucky giftees to refrigerate the sauce up to a week, or freeze it in its lovely weck jars up to three months. Better safe than sorry!
Now off to rescue our darling beet, saffron and spinach pastas and package them all up! Thanks for the great idea and recipes!
This is a great idea! Have to try!!
This might be the kick in the pants I need to start making my own pasta! What a great idea….thanks for sharing!
Very nice idea and the packaging is gorgeous. What can i say?I am impressed :)
That’s super cool that you included all the packaging links.
What a cute idea! So many people give cookies or sweets…seeing a savory gift is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
This is the best homemade gift I have ever seen. So awesome!
this is awesome! are there directions for canning the marinara sauce somewhere with the boiling water bath, etc – or do the weck jars not actually seal?
Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen
Wow! Homemade gifts just went to a whole new amazing level! Homemade pasta + sauce is a gift I’d be totally psyched to receive!
Thank you for the tip about Amazon. I just noticed it and would have probably fell for it.
Great gift idea- so unique. And everyone knows homemade gifts make the best presents!
Marissa@In My Yellow Cardigan
This is so dope! What a great idea!
I love doing fun DIY gift packages. The homemade pasta + marinara sauce (or a pesto?) is a brilliant idea!
Beautiful gift idea!
This is such a cute idea. I love giving more personal gifts to my friends and for me cooking is personal :)