Reap the benefits of the fall harvest: unusual textures, vibrant color.
Small plants with delicate husks that resemble paper lanterns, Chinese lanterns are ideal for adding color to a banister. Glue thin pieces of velvet ribbon to the stems and tie between each spindle. When the holiday is over, wrap them in tissue paper, then place in a box to store. Dried Chinese lanterns retain their color and should last for a few years.