DIY a solar outdoor lamp using scissors, a cheap solar light from Lowes, and a lamp base. So easy and great for sunrooms, screened in porches, and entertaining events. Keep in mind that the lamp will need to be exposed to the sun all day to charge.
I love this idea - and I have a big bite that could easily do this. Tin Can Lanterns for table centerpieces. Cheap, recycled, and easy enough to make. Throw a little heat-proof spray paint and ribbons on them to add a little color.