In A Valentine’s Day Mood

There is so much inspiration on the internet that sometimes I am left absolutely speechless.

Currently, my “list of things I’d like to make” is taller than I am!

What’s a girl to do except make her best attempt at creating some of the loveliness that’s out there – as time permits.

When I first saw the item I’m about to show you today, I knew I had to try it.

This is more than a covered jar. It’s meant to hold a little tea light candle!

You can use any empty jar you have around your home, so while you’re making something pretty, it’s a great way to recycle, too.

I added a bow and lampwork glass heart beads to mine! πŸ™‚

See, you can just slip a candle inside . . .

And then, when it’s lit – there’s such a beautiful glow through the lace-like design!

Often, these are shown in a group of several jars, in multiple heights and widths, which makes a very stunning display! I’ve read that tea lights are recommended over other candles because they’re not as hot when they burn. I am not positive about that, but I did use a tea light for mine, and the glass did not seem overly hot while I was taking my photo (above). It’s probably best to light it only if you will be staying nearby. (Perhaps during your Valentine’s Day dinner?)

Lately, I find myself raising an eyebrow at the relish and jelly jars in the fridge – wondering how soon they’ll be empty! πŸ˜‰




Edited to add:

Originally, for this item, I used a pattern that I found on the internet.

Sadly, it’s no longer online!

If you want to make this – try doing a google search for “crocheted jar cover” and a few similar patterns will pop up.

Some are shown with a large candle instead of the tea-light that I used.
If you use a candle that comes close to the top of your jar – do NOT allow the sides of your crocheted cover to be tall enough that they are close to the burning flame!


In A Valentine’s Day Mood — 12 Comments

  1. I love that jar, it is truly beautiful. I cannot imagine how big your list must be, there are always new ideas on the web. I have already decorated for Valentine’s Day myself. I love the smell of the cinnamon candles.

    I’m going to be baking for the puppy love event we are having for our dogs and several rescue organizations. I have gotten some great recipes from different sites.

  2. Very Romantic!
    I’ve been thinking about Valentines Day myself. But I have been thinking cupcakes. The way to my little valentines is through their tummies!
    Happy Thursday.

  3. I thought it was adorable before you lit the candle. But after it was lit, oh my, so pretty. I love it. What a great decorative idea for a jar.

  4. What a sweet and romantic glow! You sure post a lot of inspirational crafts that make me wanna drop my pen (my mouse, I mean) and pick up a needle or something…

  5. Ooh, this is sooo pretty! I can see why you’re eyeing all the jars in the frig. πŸ˜‰ I love this, Crystal, and your crochet is just beautiful!

    xoxo Paulette πŸ™‚

  6. I can’t get to the directions because I haven’t been invited to see that blog it is on. Can someone copy them and send to me please?

  7. Hi Anne,
    Regarding the pattern….
    Please see the “edited to add” message which is now showing at the end of the post above! πŸ™‚

  8. Has anyone found the pattern yet? I have looked and can’t find this particular one and this is the prettiest one I have seen. Looking to make these as bridal shower favors for my daughters shower. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

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