Have you seen these pretty crocheted jar covers? There are several tutorials out there for them. I decided to give it a try.
I like the open/lacy/shell look. I measured the distance around the jar and made a chain to match; then did a shell pattern of dc, ch, (4x for one shell). Pretty quick and easy!
In the winter, I love to bring lighting into the house...since it can be dark here by 4:45 in December. I use solar lights in a jar or bottle to give a little light in the windows....kind of like those battery candles people use at Christmas time. Love the look of that as I drive by and see those candles in a window! I put the solar "light bottle" in the window and at night, it gives a warm glow. These Starbucks ice coffee bottles fit well in my window. I made a pretty orange cover for this one.
I was lucky enough to find this doily in a drawer full of linens after I got married...originally from my husband's family, I believe. I have the doily in our living room. Several years ago, my sister in-law found the original directions!
(right click to save and then print)
This is the second page, with directions in the lower right.