I received two solar lanterns as a birthday present from one of my daughters and son-in-laws. They are a beautiful blue color with a great pattern. They got them at Target. Although designed to be used on a patio table or deck, I had to brainstorm ways to use them differently (is anyone surprised?)
I took the top off of one of the lanterns and put a canning jar down inside to hold water for flowers. Instant vase! The other lantern worked perfectly as-is for a candle holder. I simply placed a large candle on top.
I love the pop of color the lanterns add to my dining table and I get to enjoy this gift inside and outside. Can you think of any other uses?