alternate one lantern on a table, a large single ornament on another table lit from the inside, and maybe an eifle tower vase with the glitter branches on other tables!!! Create DIY Oversized Ornaments using light globes, tuna cans, and eye hooks.
Amazing what pattern and sparkly bits can do even to plain cardboard. Looks gorgeous--like something ready-made and expensive. Can also do less-bedazzling (and take less time). Might also use for make-up brushes, lipsticks, lotions, etc, on top of vanity.
The lanterns are made by overlapping lace doilies on an inflated balloon and brushing fabric stiffener (or wallpaper glue, or even white glue) onto the doilies. Be sure to cover it completely so that the whole thing hardens and you aren’t left with limp spots. Let the doilies dry overnight to ensure that they are completely dry. The last step is to pop the balloon and pull it out of the opening.