Welcome back to another “Craft Along” project! This one is perfect for your Halloween decorations and easy to make. I hope you will be inspired to create your own for this season.
The entire project was created in Cricut Design Space using the Cricut Maker machine with the double scoring wheel and fine point blade. You could create it on a different Cricut machine but you would likely need to score pieces by hand as I’m not sure the earlier score tool would work so well on the kraft board.
Here’s a list of the materials used in the project . . .
- Cricut Black Kraft Board – 6 sheets – lantern structure
- Cricut Deluxe Patterned paper – 2 sheets – lantern decoration
- Cricut Clear Acetate – 2 sheets – inner lantern windows with images
- Cricut Foil Acetate – with silver stars – 2 sheets – inner lantern windows
- Cricut Shimmer paper – silver – 2 sheets – lantern outside windows and handle accent
- Score tape or double sided tape and/or tacky glue
- Black cardstock – 1 sheet – inner lantern window shapes
Let’s get started with Part 1 – the base . . .
Use the image below to determine what pieces are being used for the base section.
Here’s a quick little video on how to frost/sand the lantern windows. Use the diagram below to determine what pieces to use for the inner windows.
Part 2 – Middle area . . .
Use the diagram below to determine parts used in the middle section.
Watch the video below for construction.
Continue on with Part 3 – Lantern Top section . . .
Use the diagram below to determine pieces used in the top section.
Follow the video below for construction of the top section and where to attach the accent paper pieces.
Now let’s finish up the lantern with Part 4
For the scene inserts you will cut 4 pieces of Cricut Acetate to 4.25″ by 6.50″. I used a Xyron machine to attach the scene images to the acetate.
So there you have it …. a great start on your Halloween decorations! I hope you were inspired to create the Spooky Lantern or your own version of it. Feel free to leave comments below or questions should you have them.
Here’s a link to the Cricut Design Space file.
till next time . . . have a Spooky day!