Carefully remove the glass from the sides of the lantern by lifting the tab from the top and slowly sliding the piece out.
Paint gold & replace glass
Give the lantern a couple light coats of gold spray paint. Very carefully replace the glass sides, and push the tabs back down.
Fill with Spanish moss
Add a layer of Spanish moss to cover the bottom of the lantern.
Remove the tube around the stem wire on assorted succulents. Bend the wire to change the height of the plants and to help them hold their positions, then add them to the lantern. Be sure to balance a mix of succulent shapes, colors and heights.
Place river rocks
Add river rocks around the base of the plants. Use them to position the succulents and to hide any wires.