We love the idea of using ball jars to hold Christmas lights for your outdoor lighting set-up. This would be perfect for a wedding reception or your backyard (if you are lucky enough to live in warmer climates than us!
Mason Jar Centerpieces Tied Together; gold and teal ribbon with white flowers - inspiration! My vintage blue jars tied together with the dark blue lavender in them for my centerpiece on the dining table!
Hanging lights on branches. Go natural with a fat branch and hang a combination of ornaments and candles attached with wire. Use twine or strong fishing wire to suspend the branch from above. You might want to try hangers so as not to damage your ceiling.