I love this idea - and I have a big bite that could easily do this. Tin Can Lanterns for table centerpieces. Cheap, recycled, and easy enough to make. Throw a little heat-proof spray paint and ribbons on them to add a little color.
Eat, Drink And Be Merry Chandelier An elegant art installation for your dining room or kitchen, this collection of vintage silverware creates a sparkling centerpiece. Handcrafted by Jose Esteves for Interieurs