Ombre -- a dyeing technique that creates soft color gradations -- brings its stylish haze to the home.
Martha Stewart Living, May 2008
Measure a hurricane lantern's height and circumference; use a rectangular piece of rice paper with dimensions larger than height and circumference. Hold bottle 12 inches from paper; apply a light, even coat to 3/4 of paper. Let dry. Apply a second coat to 1/2 of paper. Let dry. Repeat, creating more gradations where desired.
Lay dyed paper face down on a piece of white paper on an ironing board. Set iron to medium heat with steam function off, and press. Cut the paper a few inches taller than lantern's height and a 1/2 inch wider than circumference. Wrap paper around lantern. Fasten overlap with double-sided tape.