A large candle lantern can be used not only for candles, but also to decorate indoor and outdoor spaces. It is easy and quick to make decor. Let's look at a few ways you can style your lantern for fall or Thanksgiving. It can be a centerpiece or decoration for a mantelpiece, shelf, or even a porch. Take a look at these examples.
First of all, you can fill the lantern with all kinds of vegetables - not just pumpkins, as you thought, but also pumpkins, peppers, corns, berries and other things, it can be fake or real. If it's a party or wedding centerpiece, add foliage and flowers and maybe a candle.
Second, you can opt for other items like wheat, pine cones, herbs, and the like. The lantern itself can be whimsy or ordinary, it can be painted a specific color or metallic, and you can also decorate the top of the lantern with corn, corn husks, or a burlap bow on top.