I got one of these about 12 years ago from friends and still put it on the kitchen counter every year as decoration. You can also use paint pens to personalize it: "Merry Christmas from the Smiths" and the year or customize with their FAV sports team.
Take white balloons and white tissue paper. blow up balloons, dip tissue in glue, cover balloons and let dry. cut out a space for battery tea light and use in center pieces. cut out a space for battery tea light and use in center pieces.