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Ombre Hanging Lantern

Ombre -- a dyeing technique that creates soft color gradations -- brings its stylish haze to the home.


First, learn the Ombre Paper technique.

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  1. Step 1

    Unfold the lantern. Put a piece of paper inside to cover bottom hole; hold paper in place with lantern's metal support. Balance lantern, bottom side up, on a large bowl. Hold bottle 1 to 2 feet from lantern; apply a light, even coat to 3/4 of lantern, walking around lantern. Let dry. Apply a second coat to 1/2 of lantern. Let dry. Repeat, creating more gradations where desired. Remove paper inside lantern; hang.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2008