Paper lanterns as light-up centerpieces--inexpensive idea. Beautiful! The lanterns will stand flat because of the wire base. Slip a Vase in the middle of each lantern and add flowers of choice.... OR just adhere silk flowers to top edge of lantern.Put BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES/lighting inside and around each lantern. Great for Patio Parties, Weddings, ANY Special Occasion or... A Table for Two.