Lighting yes, but think florals! Wreath bases, centerpiece element (using the rutt in the tire to encase organic material and slats that would enable you to insert all the way through and out the top) suspended chandelier frame, floating table top runner with risers and mechanic already there to support... rambling... ok, thats my mind when I get inspired!.. I'm on the lookout!
Diy: Hangingtin Lanterns For X-mas
Look at this beautiful idea repurposing old tin cans into easy candle holders !