I've always been a sucker for rustic decor, and the tasteful ambiance provided by lanterns are solidly in that category. However, if you opt for a lantern in your interior (or exterior) design, it really ought to be functional (and therefore probably electric) but still keeping the charm of the flickering, homey light. Enter this design from "dtt900653" that meets all the criteria.
Designed by an electrical engineer who was hoping to liven up his backyard, these instructions not only show you how to build the lantern, but how to rig multiple lanterns to function individually.
Check out the tutorial on Instructables: Flickering Lantern