Lots of chatting on the forum has turned my attention to lanterns. They are actually more like tea lights. I think they are fun in wood, but acrylic makes them more fun because of the colors - red, black,blue glitter. Plus, the inside pieces can also be acrylic with various looks from translucent to glassy.
I used birch ply and standard acrylic to make the structures. The inside acrylic I found while shopping for acrylic. It is cast acrylic so it stinks!
Fun and pretty straight forward.