There are these lacy cloth things that I've seen in old-fashioned kitchen that are used as lids. Sometimes they even have beads dangling at their edges to weight them down. So I rooted through my bag of doilies that I keep for sewing projects and found a suitable "lid."
I often put tea that is steeping for iced tea outside my kitchen window to keep every little bit of heat out of the house that I can, but I don't want anything or any critter to drop into my tea. I also don't want a metal lid to seal to the jar during steeping. So now I have a pretty, breathable lid for my jar. Does anyone know more about this method - is there a name for this fabric cover?