Contrary to popular belief, Chinese Lanterns will not grow out of control anywhere, my yard is living or rather dying proof. I love them, I think that they're beautiful and have envisioned a bed of wonderful little papery lanterns adorning my garden. I read an article about a little girl who would catch lightning bugs and put them in the lanterns to see them glow like ornaments in the summer night.
Fat chance, can't even get them to grow decently much less bloom.
So not to be daunted, I saw some LED branches at Big Lots a while back and with a little gumption, some leftover moss and a pot and a wall wart, I made this...I turn it on when I want to feel Hallowe'eny.