new, vintage-style labels like I did above or by purchasing vintage labels at a flea market or from Etsy.
2. Take the punk route and use a punch label maker like Rohan Anderson of the blog and book Whole Larder Love.
3. These labels express a modern, urban, DIY aesthetic. $6.00 for 10 labels from krankpress
4. These labels have a clean, no-nonsense look about them. Plus, they're kind of unique. They're a plastic sleeve on which you write the contents, slide it over your canning jar and then dip it in hot water. The sleeve will shrink to your jar with no sticky residue and easy removal. On the back of the label is a little calendar to mark the month and year canned, as well as the date it was opened. $5.49 for 36 from ModernHarvestLabels
5. Here's a flowers-and-gingham look, complete with jar covers and matching ribbon. $12.95 from Sur La Table. Not pictured: The masking tape and sharpie look, the sharpie scrawl on lid look, the classic label-from-the-canning-jar company look, the custom printed holiday label ... well, the possibilities are endless! Related: A Field Guide to Canning Jars (Images: 1 and 2, Dana Velden, krankpress, ModernHarvestLabels, Sur La Table )