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! 🙂
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! 😉
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!