Beautiful center pieces or just around the house- rocks, flower of your choice (maybe string it to a rock by the stem so it doesn't float) in a vase, fill with water, add small candle and voila-on the mantle?
Use decorative aluminum sheets from Home Depot to make your own "Moroccan style" lanterns. Cut, sand edges so they don't scratch, use wire to hold them together. Use mat spray paint in any color you like to finish off the lanterns. This idea is genius!