I painted the glass two completely different ways with completely different paint. Having never really painted anything craft-related in my life, I learn as I go. Here are the ways I painted these (I'm sure there are better ways).
How-To: Distress the lantern metal
Finished product here...
These were whipped up at the last minute hence the reason the glass looks completely different on each one.
I pulverized the Big Lots lantern ($4 each) metal from my how-to then painted (both linked below) the glass two completely different ways with completely different paint. The glass is...
This is the way I distressed the lantern from Big Lots in their outdoor section.
How-To: Paint the lantern glass (after you beat it up of course)
Finished product here
Tools of the trade:
heavy chain (15' tow chain pictured)
5 gallon bucket
Here's a quick accessory that I created for this year's zombie costume for MHC. Made from plastic chain and an old $4 lantern from IKEA. It added a nice little voodoo accent with some spanish moss and an LED flicker tea light.