The flickering light of a lantern centerpiece adds something special to any table. And when it's enclosed in sparkling glass or peeking through tissue paper, intricate lace, or a bed of flowers, the effect is something your guests won't soon forget.
Stargazers -- or anyone looking to give her room lighting a dreamier dimension -- will love this easy decorating trick. All you need is a few crafting tools and an inexpensive white lampshade. Flick on the switch come nightfall and enjoy the customized twinkle that gleams through.
These glimmering oversize ornaments seem to be falling from the sky. Each is made by hand-twisting rope lights, using our template as a guide. Hang them from their cords (disguised with ribbon) at varying heights along a porch or under the eaves of the house.