This particular project is really as easy as it seems! The proof is in the pudding: there aren't really even any instructions, just a set of photos that prove that it's as simple as taping circles of tissue paper to an existing lantern. It's actually fun to see the progression of the lantern as the pieces are added.
I'll file this project under "Things I Wish I Came Up WIth On My Own."
Check out the full project details on Martha Stewart: Make It: Paper Lanterns.
Images: Martha Stewart