I think that battery candles are amazing. You can place them in areas where actual candles with a burning flame can't be used, such as a closed in shelf.
I found these really cool pillar candles at the Dollar Tree. They require batteries, which I also bought at the Dollar Tree. These candles have a soft light that actually flickers like a real flame.
I used this fiber-filled tissue paper that resembles handmade paper. It is available in a virtual myriad of colors at World Market.
I cut the paper to size and poured a generous portion of glue onto some parchment.
I brushed the glue onto the candle.
Then I adhered the paper to the candle, smoothing it out gently to remove any bubbles or wrinkles.
Here they are on my mantel. They add a very cozy glow without the hazards that a flame can produce.
I am going to make a dozen of these in some happy colors and line my screened-in back porch with them this spring.
Have fun with this quick, easy, and super cheapo craft!