Lace Tea Light Candle Holder: Hang a blown up balloon from a string, dip lace doilies in wallpaper glue and wrap on balloon. Once they're dry, pop the balloon and then add the tea light candle . great idea from Spirello: Replay DIY
This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.